Homemade Dog Treats

These homemade dog treats are made with just a handful of recognizable ingredients, including pumpkin puree, peanut butter, egg, whole-wheat flour, and milk.

A person holding a white platter filled with homemade dog treats and a dog looking at them.

If you’ve ever looked at the high price tag and looooong list of ingredients on a box of dog treats and felt skeptical, this homemade rendition is your solution. They’re easy to toss together rom  everyday items—including peanut butter, natch—and store incredibly well.  Just wait’ll you see how your dog looks at you now…–Angie Zoobkoff

Homemade Dog Treats

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  • 20 M
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  • Makes 24 to 30 (3-inch | 7.5-cm) biscuits
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Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a large bowl, whisk the pumpkin purée, peanut butter, and egg together until combined. Stir in the flour. If the dough isn’t coming together, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk. The dough will be very thick and a little sandy.

On a lightly floured surface or on a sheet of parchment paper, roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch (6-mm) thickness. The rolled-out dough can be any shape, as long as it is evenly 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into shapes. Reroll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used.

Place the treats about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the baking sheets.

Bake until the treats are lightly browned on the sides, 13 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let the treats to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Biscuits will stay fresh, covered, at room temperature for 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Baked biscuits freeze well up to 3 months; thaw overnight in the refrigerator before feeding to your pup.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

These treats received 10 out of 10 stars from all 4 subjects, including an old cranky broad that won't eat anything I put in front of her! Definitely a success!

These homemade doggie biscuits are so easy to make. Also very inexpensive when you think about it, as we have 4 dogs and buy a lot of treats for our furry children.

I consider myself a baker, but I'm a baker that steers clear of working with dough. I did okay with this dough and I know that it will go faster after making this a few times. This made 2 dozen using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter. I did not use any milk.

Judging from the reaction, I’d say these were a total hit. I’ve had a guest dog in the house for the past month and these biscuits make a reasonably well-behaved pet unable to contain herself so I’m guessing she must really, really like them.

The dough comes together quickly and it’s definitely thick and a little sandy textured. I did need to add a couple of tablespoons of milk to encourage the ingredients to blend, but it’s very easy to work with, rolls out smoothly, and cuts easily. The biscuits don’t spread, which allowed for using 2 sheet pans and 1 stint in the oven for the entire batch.

So, if you have a little peanut butter, some pumpkin puree, and whole-wheat flour in the pantry, your dog will be in for a big treat.


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