I am so excited to share this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies! I created this recipe for my first Pug, Otto, when he was just a pup. He had some allergies, and I realized that so many dog treats weren’t even that good for dogs!
So, I created this recipe for oat and peanut butter dog treats. I did some research on what dogs could eat, and what was good for them, and I created this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies. I started serving this at my bake shop as well, because our motto was always Dessert for Everyone and that included dogs!
This recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies is also in my book, Cookies for Everyone, and Otto has a cameo in it! These simple oat and peanut butter dog treats are soft, which makes them great for older dogs or dogs who need softer food.
According to AKC.org, oats are a great carb for dogs because they contain vitamin B, which helps maintain a healthy coat, and linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps to maintain the strength of dogs’ skin.
AKC.org also say that eggs provide much-needed vitamins and minerals for dogs such as iron, fatty acids, folate, protein, vitamin A and more! And, they even say that eggs should be free-range and organic – not joking here, if AKC says it, then you best be buying organic!
AKC.org also mentions that some peanut butters may have xylitol in them. This can be life threatening for dogs. So please make sure the peanut butter you use does not have this ingredient! If you are buying the organic peanut butter I recommend below, then you are all good!
So, how do you make Peanut Butter Dog Cookies? It couldn’t be easier! I add all purpose flour, oats, and baking soda to a mixing bowl. Then, add in peanut butter, honey, and eggs. Mix it up and you have dog cookie dough read to be baked!
I roll them into balls with my hands and flatten them slightly. Place them on a baking sheet and bake until they are golden brown, just like you would any other cookie. As soon as they cool, give your dog the best oat and peanut butter dog treats they’ve ever had!
Now that you know how to make Peanut Butter Dog Cookies, what are you waiting for? Your fur baby is dying to try this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies! And you’ll feel so good knowing they are eating a treat made with the best organic ingredients.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Of course! I usually make John John these oat and peanut butter dog treats every other week. If I have time, I make them before I need them and I freeze them.
Can I freeze these Peanut Butter Dog Cookies?
Yes! I freeze them all time, and I take them out when needed. They thaw quickly, but you can also microwave one if you need it asap, it just takes a few seconds! To freeze them, store them in a zip bag or a Tupperware in the freezer.
How should I store these Peanut Butter Dog Cookies?
These are soft, so they need to be stored in an airtight container. A Tupperware, zip bag, or a glass cookie jar that is airtight will work.
Can I make these into dog bone shaped treats?
Of course you can! If you have a dog bone cookie cutter, you can roll out the dough and cut it out. This dough is also very easy to mold with your hands, and you could form them into dog bones too. But if you make them smaller or larger than the size I call for in the recipe, be sure to adjust your baking time up or down to match.
Can I make these gluten free?
Yes! I have a simple adjustment for gluten free in the Notes section of the recipe below. Your dog can enjoy this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies even if they are gluten free!
Ingredients I used to make this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
Why Organic for Your Dog?
You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It’s the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog’s health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.
And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!
Peanut Butter Dog CookiesDifficulty: Easy
Give your dog the best homemade organic dog treats with this recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Cookies!
142 grams (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) organic all purpose flour
71 grams (3/4 cup) organic rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
227 grams (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic peanut butter
142 grams (1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons) organic raw honey
2 organic large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, oats, and baking soda, and mix together on low for 2 to 3 turns.
- Add the peanut butter, honey, and eggs, and mix on low until a stiff dough forms.
- Using your hands, form the dough into 36 balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 1 inch between them (18 should fit on each cookie sheet). Flatten each ball slightly. They should look like disks that are about 1 1/2-inches in diameter.
- Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Let cool completely on the cookie sheets.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
- Gluten Free — Use gluten free oats, and replace the all purpose flour with 155 grams (1 cup) organic gluten-free flour blend.
- High Altitude — Bake at 375°f for 8 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown.
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