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Easy Dog Treat Recipe

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Be sure to check over the ingredients list to ensure your dogs can enjoy these treats safely. Like humans, dogs can be allergic to some of the contents found in these treats. So, serve at your own discretion.

I wanted to make the girls some homemade pup treats. I also wanted a very easy recipe because my ADHD brain has a limited span of time to get cracking on any given project. So, without any planning and in a complete spur-of-the-moment action, I decided we're making dog treats and were making them right now. Here's how it went.

Before you run off to the store to get ingredients, you will need a cookie cutter of some kind, which I did not have. Luckily for me, my husband was able to 3D print one quickly.

I then, like most folks, did a quick google search for easy-to-make dog treat recipes. I chose the recipe found on The Cookie Rookie website/blog.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

What you'll need:

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons honey

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have a stiff dough. The dough becomes very firm and sticky.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. The treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.

  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Once done, set aside to cool. (If you have smaller cookies, use less time)

The treats smelled so yummy while they were baking. They gave the house that fall, cozy treat vibe, which I loved. The downside is, the smell was so enticing these two waited very impatiently. Ely was so excited her lip got stuck on her teefs.

Icing *Optional*

My dogs didn't show a preference toward treats with icing, but if you'd like to try it here is what I did. I will note the original recipe called for cornstarch which I did not use. I did the following and it worked fine.

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter

Microwave mixture until melted, and add just a tsp of water if the mixture is too thick. Drizzle it across the treats. Be sure to store treats in an air-tight container. You can even freeze these and use them on hot summer days.

My girls went so hard on these treats as they woofed them down, no pun intended. Well, maybe partially intended. Seriously, they ate them so fast I couldn't get a single unblurry picture of them enjoying them. They all looked like shark attacks in action.

So here is a picture of them together with the treats. I was the worst mom ever for not allowing them to devour them immediately. Ely could only contain herself by completely removing temptation from her line of sight. She went full Ephesians 6:10-11 on me, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

They're also safe for humans, though as you can see from my husband's face, he would not be diving in for a second bite. My niece described them as "old cornbread that is dry and gross." So there you go, friends. I will note all the dogs who sampled these loved them.

Happy eats & treats!

As always, keep it safe, keep it cool, and stay curious.

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