Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs + Video

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Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs are easy to make with a few REAL food ingredients. Even better, each batch keeps for a few weeks and can be frozen for longer storage. Both you and your fur baby will love this peanut butter dog biscuit recipe!

titled: Peanut Butter Dog Treats


Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs

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

Eliminate the worry by making these cute little peanut butter cookies for dogs in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients!

Because it’s not necessary to chill the dough first, your sweet pup can be munching on some peanut butter dog biscuits in under an hour!

Recipe Video

Be sure to watch the video for helpful tips on making homemade peanut butter treats! Look for it in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

If you don’t want to make a separate batch of doggy 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.

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!

measured ingredients to make peanut butter dog treats

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Oats – Either rolled oats or quick 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 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 – I like to use an all-natural PB to keep added ingredients — especially sugar and salt — to a minimum!

    That said, whatever you have on hand will work for this peanut butter dog biscuit recipe.
overhead: peanut butter, oats, and shredded carrot in stand mixer

How to Make Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

If you’ve ever rolled and cut out sugar cookies, the process for making doggy treats is almost identical.

  1. Mix and roll the cookie dough.

    Add the ingredients to your stand mixer in the order listed in the recipe card below. Then, roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
  2. Cut and place on a baking sheet.

    Using a cutter of your choice (I love a bone shaped cookie cutter!), cut out the peanut butter oatmeal dog treats.

    Then, arrange them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

TIP: Be sure to space peanut butter cookies for dogs out on the pan a little, because you’ll need to flip them over halfway through the baking time.

  1. Bake, cool, and watch your pup go crazy with anticipation!

    While it’s perfectly fine to let the peanut butter dog biscuits cool on the baking sheet, feel free to transfer them to a wire cooling rack to save some counter space.
rolled out dog treat dough cut into bone shapes

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

Storing and Freezing Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Treats

Peanut butter cookies for dogs will be perfectly safe at room temperature in a sealed container.

However, I do recommend keeping them in a cool location during the warmer months, just to prolong their shelf life.

To extend the shelf life even longer, just pop peanut butter oatmeal dog treats into a zip-top storage bag and freeze for up to 4 months.

bone shaped dog treats on parchment lined baking sheet

Peanut Butter Treats FAQ

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 are likely to burn and/or become too dry.

What other flavors can I try?

You can make peanut butter cookies for dogs with any nut butter, as long as your dog can digest them.

For a nut-free alternative, use an equal amount of mashed sweet potato or plain pumpkin puree.

Can I double this peanut butter treats 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 making a single batch at a time.

Because this peanut butter dog biscuit recipe doesn’t call for any added preservatives, the treats won’t keep fresh for more than a couple of weeks at room temperature.

homemade dog biscuits cooling on wire rack

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close up: bone shaped dog biscuits made with peanut butter

homemade dog treats shaped like bones

Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs + Video

Donna Elick
Bake Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs with a few REAL food ingredients. Both you and your fur baby will love this easy-to-make recipe!
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Course Pantry Staple
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 40


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • In a stand-up mixer, mix egg and peanut butter until combined
  • Add shredded carrots and oats and mix until combined
  • 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.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly flour surface and roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick disc.
  • Cut dough to desire pieces, cookie cutter or a simple circle works.
  • Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Turn all pieces over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely



Serving: 1 | Calories: 72cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 65mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published May 2021. Updated with video and republished November 2024

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  1. I know the recipes main ingredient but I was wondering if there is anything I can use instead of the peanut butter because my dog is very allergic to it? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated thank you in advance

  2. I have made this recipe a couple times for my 8yr old rescue yorkiedoodle. He loves them. I made them smaller in size for his size and I didn’t have a bone shaped cutter. I had a dolphin 🐬 so that’s what his bone treats were. I used natural p-nut butter and low fat milk. Thought I might try powdered milk and water but not sure if that would work. If someone has made it with powdered milk, I hope they will mention it. Thanks Slow Roasted Italian for a great in expensive doggie treat recipe.

  3. when buying peanut butter, it’s best to use all natural! some peanut butter manufacturers put xylitol in their peanut butter so be aware!

  4. 5 stars
    Our birthday furbaby gave his seal of approval to this treats. His 7th birthday with doggy treats and cake, seems like doggy heaven.

  5. my dogs aren’t a fan of peanut butter. can I use butter made of virgin coconut oil? they love the taste of coconut oil in their meals.

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