Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I think this Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe may be a new favorite at our house. I found this recipe easy to make – I already had all of the ingredients on hand, the dough cut out perfectly and the house smelled yummy as they were baking.

Peanut Butter and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 30-40 cookies


1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup Peanut butter

1 cup beef or chick broth

3/4 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 egg

3 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats and broth. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in peanut butter, cornmeal, almond milk, Cheddar cheese and egg.
  4. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  5. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Let cool on racks. Store in covered container and refrigerate or freeze.

Because I make a new dog treat recipe every week, I find myself with a surplus of cookies. So to lighten the load on my freezer, I’ve started to share my homemade treats with the Toronto Animal Services’s South Shelter (located at Horse Palace). This week’s lucky recipients of yummy free treats include a beautiful lab named Dexter and Farley, a cute miniature poodle. PetGuide’s hope is that these natural treats give them a small taste of home, and remind them that we care, while they wait for their “forever home” from a future family. And if you have extra homemade dog treats or want to give something special during the holiday season, whipping up a batch to donate to your local shelter is a wonderful idea.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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