How to Make Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits are easier than you might think to make. Never worry again about what you are feeding to your dogs in their treats.

Cutting out dog biscuits with a bone shaped cutter.

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Do you wonder how to make dog biscuits?

For so long I have gone into my favorite local pet store and eyeballed expensive hand made dog biscuits.ย  These typically sell for $1.50 each and being the good pet owner that I am I never felt like I could buy just one.

I wondered how to make dog biscuits, this recipe is easy to make, and you can make it quickly with ingredients that are in your pantry.

Every couple of years we have scares of poisonous ingredients in our pet food, but with this recipe, you can control what you put in these dog treats. So knowing how to make dog biscuits ensures that your pets are getting healthy ingredients. When you make these homemade dog treats they cost about 12 cents each, that is substantial savings!

rows of cooked dog biscuits

Ingredients for homemade dog biscuits

This recipe can be easily put together with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

  • all-purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • peanut butter or a nut butter like almond butter
  • vegetable oil

You may want to get a bone-shaped cutter, but if you don’t have one, no worry, use a cookie cutter you have on hand.

These treats last for quite a while. The more you make sure they dry out after cooking they will last longer.

Want to make more homemade dog treats? Take a look at these recipes

Check out this Easy Kitty Litter Cake for a fun pet-inspired dessert.

dog bone shaped dog biscuits on a baking rack

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

You can make dog biscuits that are healthy and safe for your dog to enjoy.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dog Biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend wheat flour and white flour in a bowl. Set aside. Combine vegetable oil, peanut butter, and water. Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough.
  •  You will need to blend the final flour by hand, kneading until a nice firm ball of dough is formed. (Takes a bit of kneading.) Let ball of dough stand for about 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax. Makes for easier rolling. Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on a sheet of waxed paper. 
  • Cut with desired cutter. Re-roll scraps to make more biscuits. How many biscuits you get depends on the size of the cutter you use. Score the tops of the cookies with a fork so the steam that builds up inside the cookies will release. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 25 minutes, turning the pan a couple of times during baking. Cookies should be hard to the touch before removing from the oven. You may need to increase baking time. 
  • Do this in five minute increments.I usually have to bake about 30-35 minutes. Cool, then store in a zip-lock baggie on the shelf. No refrigeration necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. wife of vet

    Alexandria I dont know where you get your info, but dogs can have peanut butter. They can also have nuts in moderation except macadamian nuts, they are toxic to dogs. Most dog treats contain peanut butter.

  2. Anonymous

    Just made these today. First time making doggie treats. Didn’t have wheat flour, so I substituted corn meal for the wheat flour. Also, used crunchy peanut butter. Our puppy loved them! She kept looking to me as if to say, “Can I have another, please?” Thank you for the recipe! We’ll be making these again.

  3. Luke E. Smith

    im trying to start my own dog treats side job for the summer im going to try to sell them at are yearly sale for 1 for 25 cents or 1 bag with 5 trats for 1 dollar i hope i make just the right amount to buy my doughter toys ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Redbaron

    Do you know of anything you can use to decorate the biscuits for holidays (Christmas, Easter, Birthdays…)? I have seen them in stores but are so expensive and wondered what they use to make them pretty. Thanks for the recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it out.

    • Anonymous

      You might want to decorate these with things like peanuts or something. I can’t think of anything off hand that would work well. You could also shape extra dough in shapes that you desire on top of the dog biscuit.

    • Anonymous

      You might want to decorate these with things like peanuts or something. I can’t think of anything off hand that would work well. You could also shape extra dough in shapes that you desire on top of the dog biscuit.

    • Caryn

      If you look up dog icing you could use them for decorating, as well as Carob(it is like chocolate but safe for dogs) melt some carob and drizzle on treats ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Buckybyrd77

    My dog Jake loves them,it was so easy,had everything all ready.allso had fun making them with my 3yr,she had fun making her little buddy cookies lol

  6. Buckybyrd77

    My dog Jake loves them,it was so easy,had everything all ready.allso had fun making them with my 3yr,she had fun making her little buddy cookies lol

  7. Buckybyrd77

    My dog Jake loves them,it was so easy,had everything all ready.allso had fun making them with my 3yr,she had fun making her little buddy cookies lol

  8. Ra4uk

    Omg, this was so easy, and my Piper loves them! The only thing I did different…I didn’t have any regular peanut butter…I had honey peanut butter, so I used that. But, it worked just the same and as I said, Piper loves them!

  9. Stephanie

    It depends on the size of your cookie cutters, I have gotten more than 50 out of a batch, but again, it really depends on the size of your cookie cutters.

  10. Judi

    These are really good and easy to make! My dogs liked the flavor and texture better than the other dog biscuits I’ve made in the past. They also stayed fresh for several weeks without freezing when kept in a sealed container.

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