Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Yield: depends on size of cookie cutter

What you’ll need

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (or rice or coconut flour)
  • 3/4 cup natural, organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • cookie cutter (varying sizes, optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350º F and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl or mixer, beat together peanut butter and pumpkin puree until smooth and creamy (pups barking in the background is ok – they’re just excited)
  • Beat the egg until it is fully incorporated
  • Alternately add flour and water to peanut butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour
  • Beat until dough begins to come together and is no longer too sticky (at this time the pups are probably hoping around and whining that’s ok)
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes, or until fully formed into a ball (resist urge to give pups a “taste” of raw dough – it won’t calm them, really, it won’t)
  • Roll dough out to a 1/4-1/2-inch thickness and use your cookie cutter(s) to cut out desired shapes and amounts of treats
  • Transfer to baking dish and place in oven
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (baking time depends on size), or until cookies are golden brown
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely then treat your pup to a snack!

Your pups are ready to enjoy “cookie time”!!

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious