Kids aren’t the only ones who love the taste peanut butter! Next time you’re whipping up some peanut butter cookies in the kitchen, don’t forget about the furry members of your family. Dogs love peanut butter, and it contains many crucial vitamins and healthy fats. Make sure that you only give your dog natural peanut butter that has no added ingredients.
These homemade peanut butter dog treats are guaranteed to be a hit with your pet, and they are quick and easy to make.
Is Peanut Butter Safe For Dogs?
Dogs can have food allergies, like the way humans can, but not many are allergic to peanut butter. Peanut butter is generally safe for dogs if it’s natural and doesn’t contain Xylitol, a sugar substitute that you might find in some kinds of peanut butter. Aside from that, in moderation, peanut butter is healthy for your dog.
How To Make Dog Treats At Home
You can make dog treats, much like the way you would make regular cookies. When you make the dough, the consistency should be sticky and firm. You can mold your treat into any shape that you would like, and even use your traditional cookie cutters.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Contains 24 calories per serving
- 2-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (if your dog is allergic to wheat you can substitute rice flour)
- 1 cup of natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of water
Preparation & Cooking Instructions
- Preheat your over to 350F
- Start with mixing the flour, baking powder, and the egg in a large bowl.
- Once combined, add the honey, peanut butter, and water, and mix until it becomes a firm dough. You might need to mix with your hands to ensure everything is thoroughly mixed or use your electric mixer with a paddle attachment. The dough will be sticky, but this is precisely what it’s supposed to be like.
- Use a large flat surface where you can roll out your dough. Make sure to lightly flour it to prevent your dough from sticking.
- Roll out your dough until it becomes about half of an inch in thickness. You can then create any fun shapes that you would like by using your knife or cookie cutters.
- Bake the cookies for approximately 20 minutes. They will not spread or rise, so just look for the edges turning slightly golden.
Store your dog treats in an airtight container in the fridge, where your dog can enjoy them for up to 2 months. You can pop them in the freezer, and they will keep for up to 8 months.