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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!
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
- 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!
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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]
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.
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!
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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!