Doggie Peanut Butter Treats

Today I decided to share another of Chloe’s favorite doggie biscuit recipes! I will also link this blog post to my recipes page for future reference if you decide to make it for your dog 🙂

Recipe of the week: Peanut butter biscuits
From Indi’s grain-free peanut butter cookies

The story behind this recipe:
When my dog was diagnosed with cancer in June 2010, I did a lot of research on factors that can lead to cancer. One biggie is diet (genetics also play a large role).  Grain based diets have been linked to more cases of dog health problems, even cancer. That’s not to say you dog won’t get cancer even if you keep them on a grain-free diet, but it can certainly help with their overall health! So whether you’re into healthy grain-free treats for your dog who’s fighting cancer, or an anything-goes for your three or four legged pooch, here’s a recipe to try!  To read more about my dog and her life on three legs visit my blog “Being 4 legged is so overrated“.


  • 1/4 c peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 tbsp canola or flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1.5 c grain free flour *I used gluten free since I had some, but you could use garbonzo flour, rice flour etc…
  • Rolling pin and floured work surface
  • Fun cookie cutters!
  • *For a twist, add Reeses Peanut Butter chips!
How you make these treatsies:
1.  Preheat oven to 375F. Start mixing ingredients while it is warming up 🙂
2.  Combine peanut butter, oil and water in a large bowl. Mix until well blended (by hand or mixer)
3.  Slowly add flour and mix together until dough resembles coarse crumbles. Mix in peanut butter chips (if you have/want them).
4.  Place lump of ‘dough’ on a floured work surface and knead until it is easily rolled out to 1/4″ thick. Use cool cookie cutters and then place uncooked biscuits onto cookie sheet. I use aluminum cookie sheets which do not need to be greased. If you use something else, do what ever you would normally do to prep the cookie sheets (if anything at all). They don’t expand much so you can cram a bunch on the sheets!
5.  Bake for 20 min (depending on thickness and size) until hardened (but not burnt!). If they are still a little soft, add 5-10 min to cook time.
       Once they have cooled, give to pooch! These last about a week before they ‘mold’.  This makes a couple dozen cookies, so you can always make the full recipe, cut all the cookies and freeze them until you need to bake some more!!! The most important thing is to always have fun 🙂

2 thoughts on “Doggie Peanut Butter Treats

    • Those are SUPER easy to make! The salmon and flax ones are more ‘involved’. And if you make them, best to use gluten free flour (just tried with plain brown rice flour and its a bit gritty and not as absorbent). The red mills gluten free has a mix of bean flour and rice flour I think which worked perfectly the times I made it with that flour 🙂

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