Sunday, November 7, 2021

Peanut Butter Dog Treats + Video

These peanut butter dog treats are easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Make this dog biscuit recipe for your fur baby today!

With changing information and seemingly constant recalls, it can be hard knowing how to keep your pup healthy and safe.

Eliminate the worry by making these cute little bones in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients!

And since there’s no need to chill the dough first, you can have these done in under an hour.

If you don’t want to make a separate batch of treats, these simple gluten free vegan cookies are safe for both of you! Or, try my Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles for a refreshing summertime snack.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats in a stack

Have an upcoming celebration? Here’s a grain-free birthday cake recipe that’s perfect if your canine has a sensitive stomach. It’s safe for humans too, so everyone can have a slice.

How To Make Peanut Butter Dog Treats

If you’ve ever made roll-out sugar cookies, you’ll notice the process is almost identical.

Add the ingredients to your stand mixer in the order listed in the recipe card below. Then, roll out onto a floured surface, cut, and bake!

The biggest difference is that you’ll need to flip these cookies about halfway through baking so they crisp on both sides.

While it’s perfectly fine to let them cool on the baking sheet, feel free to transfer them to stacking wire racks to save some counter space.

Video: Peanut Butter Cookies For Dogs

To see us make these from start to finish, watch the video at the top of this post.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats ingredients

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Oats - Either rolled oats or quick minute oats will work just fine. The texture may be a little different between the two, but you’ll really only notice that when pulling them from the oven. It’s not significant enough once the peanut butter dog treats have cooled.
  • Flour - Wheat flour can be used in place of unbleached all-purpose flour if needed, but the puppy seemed to prefer the ones made with all-purpose flour.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats on a cutting mat

What You Will Need For This Dog Biscuit Recipe
  • Stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer 
  • Mixing Bowls - I like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.
  • Baking Sheets - Used for anything from cookies to roasting, a good pan will last for years.
  • Bone Cookie Cutter - You can also use another cutter shape, depending on what you have on hand.

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Can I double this dog biscuit recipe?

If you’ve got multiple canine companions, you can absolutely make a larger batch as long as there’s enough room in your mixer. For more than double, it would be best to make two separate doughs and just roll them out at the same time.

However, if you’re only feeding one pup, I suggest a single batch at a time since these don’t contain any added preservatives.

Dog biscuit recipe on a cooling rack

Do these peanut butter dog treats need to be refrigerated?

Not at all! These are perfectly safe at room temperature in a sealed container. I would recommend keeping them in a cool location during the warmer months just to prolong their shelf life.

Can I make them crispier?

Absolutely. If your pup prefers super crunchy biscuits, just add a couple of minutes to the baking time. Don’t leave them in there too long, though, or they will start to dry out.


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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Yield: 40
Author: Donna Elick
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These peanut butter dog treats are easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Make this dog biscuit recipe for your fur baby today!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 24 MinTotal time: 39 Min


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I like using a all-natural one)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrot (1 large carrot)
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 2 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a stand-up mixer, mix egg and peanut butter until combined
  3. Add shredded carrots and oats and mix until combined
  4. Add the flour, and baking powder alternating with milk. Mix until all combine, and you have a ball is forming. The dough will be thick and slightly sticky.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly flour surface and roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick disc.
  6. Cut dough to desire pieces, cookie cutter or a simple circle works.
  7. Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Turn all pieces over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Cool completely

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Originally published May 2021

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  1. Can these be made with 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose or do the amounts need to be adjusted?

  2. Could I use sweet potato instead of carrots?

    1. That sounds good Unknown, please let us know if you try it!

  3. Can chicken broth be subbed for the milk?

  4. What about making them in an air fryer??

  5. Wondering why carrots?

    1. Nutrition! Just like *hiding* carrots etc. in meatloaf or tomato sauce, etc. to get more vegetables into kids!
      The added fiber also adds structure to the biscuit, and tastes good too!

    2. We have given our dog carrots as their main treats since they were all puppies. They know when I say carrot, they'll run to the refrigerator and put their noses to "their" drawer.

  6. Since it is a hot day, I decied to try these in my pro airfryer i preheated it and did 325 degrees for 7 min checked, rotated all three racks, did for 7 min more. Both our dogs approved

  7. What is the shelf life? Do they freeze to keep well?

    1. There are nor preservatives so we suggest putting them in an airtight container. We have not frozen them so if you try it please let us know.

  8. My dog says this is a 5 star recipe! He LOVED these cookies as did all the neighbor dogs!

  9. I've made these a number of times with varying ingredients. I've never had a failure! I sometimes use pumpkin instead of carrots and I usually use applesauce instead of milk. After you've made them a few times, you learn the right consistency. My dogs get really upset when they run out of Gma treats!

  10. Hi!
    Might be a silly question but can you freeze these and defrost later on?

  11. Our 4 would love these PB dog Treats. Need a big cookie cutter for the 125 lob Great Dane/German Shepherd mix.

  12. Do you have to be careful with sugar or sugar substitutes in the peanut butter?

    1. Make sure there is no erythritol in the peanut butter.

  13. To make these treats, do I need a stand up mixer ?


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