How To Make Homemade Dog Biscuit Treats

Our puppy, Fawkes, graduated from puppy training class this weekend! So we made some homemade dog biscuit treats for her as a little gift. They were super quick and easy to make and she absolutely loves them!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

The whole thing took about half an hour, including baking time. And the best part is, this recipe only requires ingredients we already had in our pantry!

Homemade Dog Biscuit Treats Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 C flour (white or wheat, doesn’t matter)
  • 3/4 C hot water
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1/4 C peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t salt

NOTE: If you are worried about this recipe being too salty for your puppy, feel free to leave out the teaspoon of salt! See the comments below for more details on the hazards and safety of sodium in a dog’s diet. I am not a vet, but based on my research, the size of our puppy, how many treats we were able to make out of this recipe, and how many we feed her per day, I am quite comfortable that Fawkes is safe and sound eating treats made from this recipe as is! But, of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and should certainly feel free to modify this recipe (or find another one!) if they are worried about sodium in their dog’s diet!

Directions:

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Dissolve the bouillon cube in the hot water. Then stir the egg into the water mixture as well.

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Fawkes could smell the beef and already knew we were making something special for her! (Or she just assumes that all things that happen in the kitchen are about feeding her…either way, she was definitely interested!)

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Put the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl, then add the peanut butter. Cut the peanut butter into the dry ingredients with a spoon or pastry blade. It’s safe to let your lucky puppy lick the spoon when you’re done because you haven’t mixed in the raw egg yet!

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Then add the water/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well until dough forms. Pour the dough out onto a floured surface, knead it a few times, and then roll it out flat.

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Use cookie cutters to cut out some cute shapes. I found this dog bone cookie cutter set on Amazon and it’s perfect! [<– affiliate link]

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Spread the biscuits out onto a cookie sheet (I love using my Silpat [<– affiliate link] to keep the bottoms from burning), then bake them in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

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Pull them out of the oven after 20-30 minutes and let them cool down. Don’t worry if they are a tiny bit soft in the center when you pull them out; they will harden as they cool. Then give them to your puppy to enjoy!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Make your own homemade dog biscuit treats with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry!

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Have you ever made homemade dog biscuit treats before? This was our first time but they turned out great!

If you liked this project, check out these other awesome projects you can do for your pets!

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  1. MW says

    4 years ago

    We have the same dog as you!
    She is mix labrador, pitbull and samojed to!

  2. Lisa Gregory says

    5 years ago

    I have to ask what kind of dog you have? He looks like my lab shepherd mix but smaller. My boy cobalt just turned a year and he is 100lbs. Great treats my baby loves them.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      5 years ago

      She’s a pitbull/lab mix mostly, but I’m sure there’s some other stuff mixed in there too. 🙂

  3. Alexandra says

    6 years ago

    This sounds great! I wonder if my cat will eat them, hehe. I have pinned. I love that I know you have done the research so made purely with all those things in mind and your adorable little puppy of course. The photos of your puppy there for the process really helps make this post that much better! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mitch says

    6 years ago

    What would happen if you cut down or eliminated the salt?

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      Salt does two things in baking: it enhances the flavor and changes the chemistry of the dough. For dog biscuits the first part (the flavor part) is not so important because, at least in my experience, dogs will eat just about anything! But the second part is the more important part; doughs baked without salt will be tougher, harder, denser, and possibly a little bit greasier/oilier. But in this recipe, it really won’t make a huge difference! Again, even if these treats turn out a bit denser or chewier, your dog will still love them!

  5. Mollie says

    6 years ago

    These sound like a nice savory snack for humans as well, did you by any chance try them yourself?

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      Haha! I tried some of the dough, it was pretty delicious! When they’re baked they’re a little too crunchy for my tastes so I didn’t try them, but they’re totally edible for people too!

  6. Bonnie Becker says

    6 years ago

    I’m sorry but I have to join in on the issue of salt. Bouillon has 594 mg of sodium which is 25% of a *human’s* recommended daily value. Then there’s another 2,325 mg in the teaspoonful of salt. There’s another 296 mg. in the peanut butter (based on nutritiondata.com) so I don’t recommend this recipe. You may want to look at http://www.DogAware.com for treat recipes. Mary Straus has a lot of good information that you can trust on her website. I’m sure you found this recipe somewhere but you have to be really careful about what is on the web as many things have not been looked over by someone who knows about nutrition. Your dog is adorable and I love the future guard dog announcement!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      I certainly agree there is more salt in this recipe than in others, but again, the total amount of sodium is not what matters. What matters is the amount per treat. We were able to make about 100 small treats with this recipe, which means, based on your numbers above, about 32 mg of sodium per treat, and we are certainly careful with how many we feed her. I am definitely not saying that salt is not dangerous for dogs; it certainly is in excess amounts, just like for humans! If it makes you feel better, please feel free to leave out the teaspoon of salt in this recipe and make it without. Or feel free to find a completely different recipe! I am not saying that everyone who wishes to make dog treats should make this recipe and only this recipe and make no substitutions or modifications; that would be silly! I am just sharing this recipe in order to share with others what we did for our puppy; everyone is welcome to their own opinions on whether or not this recipe will work for their puppy!

  7. Signe says

    6 years ago

    Hi,
    those look lovely – I’m only worried about that salt part (also in peanut butter), you should not give any salt to your dog. :/

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      6 years ago

      My understanding is that salt, in moderation, is fine for dogs, and sodium is actually a necessary part of their diets, just like it is for our diets. Obviously there is already salt in many dog foods and dog treats, but of course, just like for humans, too much salt is very toxic! Dogs about Fawkes’s size (about 33 pounds) shouldn’t ingest more than about 100mg of sodium per day, and of course that number can vary widely based on a dog’s size, or any previous health issues like a heart condition. But I think it’s pretty impossible to completely eliminate sodium from our puppy’s diet, and I don’t think that would be healthy for her if we did (again, just like for humans)! So we just take care not to overdo it on the salt, and we know what to watch for in terms of salt toxicity (extreme thirst, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizures). I promise, we’re very careful about what we feed our pets, and I certainly did my research before making homemade treats for the puppy!

  8. Gwen says

    6 years ago

    I’ve totally been thinking about making some for HotShot! (gluten free, of course) I know he’d eat them up!

    Fawkes is so cute! <3

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