Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe

Dogs flip out for peanut butter. What’s not to love – it’s tasty, it sticks to the roof of your mouth and it’s full of om nom nom goodness. If you’re like me, you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, but you want to bake your pooch up some yummy treats he’d learn a new trick for. When we can across the Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe, I knew it was right up our alley (in regards to skill level). We tested this one out on our happy little test dog, Oscar, and he couldn’t get enough of them. And I liked it because it’s easy to make and features healthy ingredients.

An easy-to-make treat your dog will love!

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup smooth natural or organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup hot water or 1 cup skim milk
  • Optional: 1 egg (Oscar loves eggs, so I put one in – plus it’s awesome for a shiny coat)

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Mix together the flour and baking powder in a big bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter and hot water until smooth. Slowly add the dry mixture and mix well. Add a little more water or milk if the dough is too dry, or flour if it’s too wet.

4. Place onto your counter and roll to 1/4″ thickness.

5. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool, and then let the begging begin!

If you try your hand at this Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe, let us know how it goes. I used dog bone cookie cutters to make them extra cute! Upload pictures of your treats on our Facebook page or tell us how they turned out by leaving a comment down below. And if you have any suggestions on how to make this recipe better, please leave a comment!


  • I made these for my rats (who went bonkers for them by the way) and I have to say it’s a wonderfully easy recipe and it makes a whole bunch of these cookies. I made mine about half an inch in width and length and it made about 124. 😀

    • Amy Tokic

      That’s awesome to hear Bonnie! Looks like you’ll plenty for a while to come 🙂

    • That’s great to hear! I’m glad your rats enjoyed them and it sounds like you have plenty to last!

    • Julia Figueroa

      4 ur rats!!?? XD

  • Peg

    Just made these, and they turned out awesome! I didn’t have quite enough whole wheat flour, so I subbed 1/4 C oatmeal and 1/4 C cornmeal for 1/2 C four. The dough was a bit sticky, so I kneaded in a little regular flour. Used a small heart shaped cookie cutter – so cute! And of course, my dog Jack loves them!!!

    • Awesome! Glad they turned out ok and way to go on the substitutions!

  • I want to make these for a god with a wheat allergy. I’ve never used rice flour but I heard it can make a good sub for wheat flour. Do you think it would be okay in this recipe?

    • Yes, it should be fine. I make the substitution with rice flour in other recipes and they turn out fine.

      • Helen Porter

        I just made these with rice flour and my dog Ricky is in heaven. I’m going to try some of the other recipes too, this one was so easy and at least I know what’s in them!

        • YAY! I’m so glad the rice flour worked well for you. I’ve tried a few recipes with rice flour and they worked well – a straight substitution for any kind of flour with rice flour always turns out for me.

  • lindsay

    my dog LOVES these treats

  • I just made a mess load of treats. I have seven dogs and they luv these treats. If you luve your animals feed them good healthy treats and this recipe is a winner

  • J Lynn

    I triple the batch with 3 dogs and use oat and rice flours in combination with the wheat flour. They’re simple to make so my 6 year old step daughter loves helping and gave her seal of approval, eating one after being told they wouldn’t make humans sick. Our dogs cannot get enough of these and actually prefer them to the treats we’ve purchased.

    • Yes, I love when recipes turn out to be easy and yummers!

  • Our lab-x loves these so much she licked the bowl clean while they were baking!! I was in a hurry and couldn’t find cookie cutters so I used my mini muffin pan and made them into balls. Jewel didn’t care what shape they were, she just wanted More!!!!!!! Gave one to my ex to smell, and he popped it in his mouth thinking it was for him!!!! Best laugh I’ve had in a while, watching his face when he realized there is no sugar in them!!!!!!

    • Ha! So glad they turned out well!

  • has anyone tried this with rice flour? wondering if i would use the same amount

  • Ali Bednar

    My two dogs Toby and Teddy truly enjoyed! I added about a 1/4 cup of molasses to it and they went bonkers! I use them now for agility training! Yum!

    • Great idea adding the molasses!

    • Julia Figueroa

      ohhhh thats a good idea idk if my pup Max would like it though… maybe once i make my first batch i will experiment around a bit!

  • Christina

    I made these for my kitties, with the addition of some catnip in the mix and a bit of ground dried shrimp sprinkled on top with an egg wash. They thought these were quite tasty indeed!

  • Andrea

    Made it with dark rye flour and my German Shepherd and Bichons love them. Easy to make.

    • Just wait – in a couple of weeks, I’ll be posting a peanut butter and bacon treat recipe – om nom nom!

  • Tangerine Tango

    375 seemed a bit high and after 15 minutes the bottoms were browner then i would have liked. Maybe my oven is off? lowered it to 275 for the second batch with nicer results

    • Some ovens are different, as mine were fine. If a lower temp worked for you for perfect biscuits, go for it! 🙂

  • Elizabeth Hamlin

    I made these before. It’s a treat to watch my neighbors dog sing and dance for a treat.

  • mia

    I have made like 10 batches of these omg RILEY LUVS THEM n they r incredibly eazy to make

    • Now that is a lot of cookies! Oscar sayz he’ll be right over to help Riley finish them off

      • Shulal

        I just made this cookies my lil ones love tham thank you for this easyrecipe

  • Meg Little Westmoreland

    I made these and they were a big hit with the dogs! I used a melon baller to scoop up the dough and crisscrossed them with a fork. They came out really nice! a little crunchy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. Such an easy recipe, and I will definitely make them over and over again!!

    • Glad to here Meg! We love easy and delicious here 🙂 And the melon baller is a great trick – will have to use it.

  • Dean J

    How long will these last and how should they be stored. We limit the number of snacks for our 2 Shih-tzus or they will only eat the treats instead of their regular food?

    • Hi Dean
      For Oscar, I give him one medium sized treat a day. I keep 7 in the fridge for the week and the rest go in the freezer. If you’re worried about them not eating regular food, just stick to one a day and see if they are ignoring their meals. If they are, cut back on the treats to 1/2 a day.

  • Julia Figueroa

    hi i was wondering if i could use oatmeal instead of flour?

  • Tami DeWever Christman

    I just made these with brown rice flour. It takes 18 oz. to make the dough a rollable consistency. I also added 1T. parsley to help with digestion. I don’t use wheat flour since most dogs can’t tolerate wheat or corn. Rice or almond flour is a great alternative.

    • Tami – thanks for sharing your substitution. Lots of people need gluten-free alternatives and I know they’ll appreciate your testing skills 🙂

  • Mandee Lynn

    I’m trying to make these but the dough is just too sticky to roll. can you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I’m completely frustrated and this is my first time using my dog bone cookie cutters. the dough just sticks, doesn’t take any form and just got everywhere!

    • Hi Mandee,
      Just keep adding a bit of flour to the mix and kneeding it in with your hands. Even if you’ve put the whole amount specified in already. Just add a little bit more at a time until the dough become stiff. Then roll out on the floured board in smaller batches, roll out 1/4 inch thick.
      But adding in the extra flour will do the trick. I often have to do this, even if the recipe doesn’t call for it.

      Please let me know how it goes

  • Cindy Starr-Walker

    do they stay soft? i have doxies that cant eat hard food

  • ChickEpoo

    Made these treats about a month ago for Maggie’s birthday…..and will be making
    some MORE tomorrow for Mya’s birthday (in the pic)…..
    * * * * *
    Since I don’t know how to upload photos on someone else’s “facebook” page….
    you can see what I baked on my “facebook” page….,,,the first 2 entries….
    * * * * *
    They were VERY easy to do and made about 46 using a 3″ long bone shaped
    cookie cutter…. The only thing I did different was to add a little more peanut butter
    to the mix……
    * * * * *
    ALLLL I had to do was say……”Cookie”……and they came running !!!….
    * * * * *

    • Maggie is such a cutie! I found your pics and will post them onto our Facebook wall. I’m also posting them here so everyone can ogle them 🙂 Happy birthday Maggie and Mia!

  • Brenda Mitchell

    Made these for our Lab Kona, He LOVES them! He also liked the small left over dough in the bowl. Used Wilton cookie cutters~bones, paw print and doggie. These will be made many times for sure! Can’t wait to try the Bacon ones!

    • I love those cookie cutters! I don’t have the paw print one, so I made have to buy it online. And Oscar loves the bacon ones – but then again, who doesn’t? I may have to modify the recipe for humans 🙂

  • laurel Arthur

    I made these peanut biscuits for my dogs but cooked them longer for more crispy biscuits

  • Tim

    My dog just loves these.. Just one warning. Be sure to check the ingredients of the peanut butter you are using. Some brands are using Xylitol for their sweetener instead of sugar. Xylitol is deadly for dogs.

  • Brittney McNeal

    How long is the shelf life?

    • I leave them out (in a sealed container) for about 2 weeks. But I keep the bulk of the cookies in a sealed ziplock bag in the freezer – they’re good for 6 months frozen.

  • Suzie’s mom

    I would love to have the cookie cutters but haven’t been able to find any?

  • Peyton Tippett

    I just made these for my dog, Buddy. He is wild for them!!! For people that only have regular Flour, use that! It worked amazing. Use the egg, and gradually add some flour when you roll. His coat is shinier than the sun! Thanks so much for the recipe, my white mix lab loves em’!

  • Ktwinky Garland

    My dogs like them but is there anything I can do to mAke them LOVE them??

    • You can add crumbled up bacon bits to the mix. Cook up 2 slices of bacon, let cool, and crumble into the mix. NOM NOM NOM!

  • Landa Lusby

    I just made dog treats for the first time, my dog looked sad as I was making regular cookies. These were easy and fun. The dog has devoured some and wants more. I’m taking some for my friend’s dog tomorrow, I’m sure the same reaction will occur. Thanks

  • Melynda C Wilson

    These came out amazing, my two bull mastiffs loved them. I used an egg icing, which you put on before you bake and dries shiny and hard, to write cute little things and draw cute little pictures. The O ly thing I changed was since I did use the egg, I put a little less water. The first time I didn’t use less water and they were super sticky.

    Thank you so much for this great recipe. I have made them about 6 times and I am pulling up the recipe today to make them again! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/938fca3419ee0495e861e90b4cc1cf7c35b3993caa9e23af49b3eebeb9216988.jpg

    • OMG! These are AMAZING! I need to try that egg icing – do you have a recipe you use?

      • Melynda C Wilson

        It’s so easy you will laugh…
        You take an egg, separate the yolk….
        Throw the white out (or save it for something else)..
        Best the yolk with 1/4 teaspoon(or 10 drops) of water…
        Add a drop of whatever food coloring you’d like…
        And put it on… BEFORE BAKING…
        I use tooth picks, paint brushes, and anything else that works…
        You will love it and it is so easy…
        And the egg is good for the pups coat…
        Good Luck, let me know how it works for you…