Friday, November 8, 2013

Ridiculously Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I could not be more excited because I finally got to go home! There really is no place like home, especially when you're away at college. I couldn't wait to see my family, sleep in my own bed, and most of all be reunited with my puppy! I have been counting down the days for a LONG time. I have definitely come to have a new appreciation for my own home and hometown since moving away to school. 


Since I knew I was going home I wanted to make a special treat for Cora, my puppy. There are tons of recipes out there for dog treats, but I wanted to keep things simple. I knew I had to include peanut butter, Cora LOVES peanut butter, and I didn't want to include a load of sugar. Here is my recipe for ridiculously easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats!

You will need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup skim milk, or 1 cup hot water (NOT BOILING WATER)
  • 1 egg, this is optional you do not have to include it. The egg makes a dogs coat shiny (I did not include the egg in the treats I gave to my puppy)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine the whole wheat flour and the baking powder.

Then, in the same mixing bowl add the milk, or hot water, and peanut butter. 

Carefully mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. If the dough is too dry add a little more milk or water, or if it is too wet add an additional tablespoon of flour until it is not too wet.

Place dough on counter and roll it out with a rolling pin, or flatten the dough out with your hands. 

Use dog bone cookie cutters and cut the dough into various size dog biscuits. Place cut out dog bones on cookie sheet. Leave space between the bones on the cookie sheet because they will spread slightly and rise.

If the dough gets too sticky while you are cutting out out the bones sprinkle it with flour and it will decrease the stickiness. 

Once all the dough is cut up bake the bones for twenty minutes at 375 degrees. The bones should be light brown when done. Allow the bones to cool before giving one your puppy!

Cora could smell the peanut butter as soon as I walked in the door. She gobbled down the biscuit as soon as I gave it too her and she now sits by her cookie jar in hopes of getting another one! 

Be warned your dog will love these and will beg for more!!

If you make them tag me on instagram and use the hashtag #thesimplelife and go like my new page on Facebook!

175 comments:

  1. Amazing! My two doggies absolutely loved these and anytime I say anything about treats they run to the cookie jar and hope they are getting their home-made dog biscuits! Thank you for this great recipe!

    P.S. How old is Cora, she is so cute! <3

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  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment it made my day! I am so glad your pups love the treats! Cora says thank you for the compliment too :) she is going to be 2 on thanksgiving, they grow up so fast :)

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  3. How long are the cookies good for after baking?

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    1. I kept mine in an airtight container and had them for three weeks. A lot of times it depends on where you store them and the climate, when it's cooler they last longer. Sorry I can't give you a specific answer! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day!

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    2. Do you have to have whole wheat flour?

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    3. No you can use all purpose flour!

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    4. I think that using Brown Rice flour is much better for dogs, it's easier to digest. Many dogs are allergic to wheat. Anyway, when I bake for my dogs, I always use the Brown Rice flour.

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    5. I now use all purpose gluten free flour because my pup has an allergy, but you should talk to your vet and see what they say is best :) I've never used brown rice flour before (I try to stay away from expensive gluten free flours), but if that's what's best for your pet then by all means use it! No two pets are alike :)

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    6. I made these today and my dog loves them!!!! And now every time I come out of my room he is there for more they have to be better than store bought. I tried to give him store bought but he refuses to eat them

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    7. I made these today and my dog loves them!!!! And now every time I come out of my room he is there for more they have to be better than store bought. I tried to give him store bought but he refuses to eat them

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    8. I'm so glad your pup loves the treats!! They're definitely better than store bought and I love knowing and controlling what's in the treats. I feel so much better giving my pup treats that I know are good for her and not loaded with ingredients that I'm not even sure what it is. Give your sweet pup lots of pets for me and thank you so much for your comment!!

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    9. They are in the oven now! Its my dog's 6th birthday today and these treats seemed very easy to make so we shall see!

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  4. About how many dog treats does it make?

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    1. It really depends on the size of the cutter you used. I used a small/medium cutter and got about 40 treats. Sorry I can't give you a more precise number. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great day!

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    2. I use this recipe with my Bow Wow Bistro. It takes 4-6 minutes to bake them and makes about 55 biscuits. My pups love them! I have to stop myself from giving them more as they beg.

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    3. My pup loves these biscuits! She always knows when I am baking them and it is hard to only give her one. It's such an easy and versatile recipe and it's way better for our furry friends than anything found in the store! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and have a great day!

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  5. I added the egg and needed quite a bit more flour...maybe 1/4 c. plus some for the counter top each time I rolled and re-rolled. Just got a new corgi puppy and we're trying to bribe him to potty outside - I hope these treats will do the trick!

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    1. The egg does change the consistency of the dough, sorry for not being more specific about adding more flour when including the egg! Your puppy sounds absolutely adorable, best of luck potty training, let me know how the treats work :) Thank you for checking out my blog and have a wonderful day!

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    2. My friend taught her dog to get a treat to go outside,Now he goes a hundred times a day.Bad idea.

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    3. When adding an egg, the treats can not be kept as long.

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    4. If you include the egg I recommend putting them in the refrigerator and they will keep longer :)

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  6. going to try making these for Christmas gifts for all the fur babies

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    1. I hope your pups love the treats as much as my dog does! Post pictures, I'd love to see them! Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day :)

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  7. Thank you for the recipe, my family is getting a new puppy for Christmas (Saint Bernard), and this would be a good natural treat to potty train with.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it made my day! Congrats on getting a puppy for Christmas! I hope the treats do the trick and help potty training go quickly, I'd love to see pictures of your adorable pup! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day!

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  8. Does this recipe make more of a crunchy or chewy treat

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    1. The treats are definitely more of a soft and chewy than crunchy. If you bake them longer they can be harder on top, but the center will still be soft and chewy. Thank you for stopping by my bog, have a great day!

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  9. I just made this recipe, along with my Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe for our pack (we have 3 rescues). They bake up softer than my recipe, and as I thought, they were gobbled up. These are now in their treat jar and this recipe is a welcome addition to baking day in our house. The furbabies thank you for sharing!

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    1. Your pumpkin peanut butter treats still sound great for pups, I'd love for your to share the recipe- maybe a minor tweak and they could be softer? I love that you have rescues! Every pup I've had has been a rescue, they have a special place in my heart! What kind of dog are your babies? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words, they made my day! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. I made these treats a while ago and followed this recipe (which turned out great). But a week later they were starting to mold :( so idk if I did something wrong in the process, I baked them a little extra also. Was thinking maybe storing them in the fridge next time I make them?

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    1. I'm so sorry you had this problem! I've never had this happen. Did you include the egg? Because that could be part of the problem- if you do include it I would store the treats in the fridge- you can also freeze extra treats. Also if you do not allow the treats to completely cool before storing them condensation will build up and cause molding. You can always refrigerate treats though, I'm so sorry you had this problem and I hope this helps prevent it! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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    2. Thanks for the advice!! Yes I did include the egg, maybe I'll try it without next time! Do the treats get hard at all if you store them in the freezer? Thinking about making them again this weekend!

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    3. I let mine thaw for a day to a day in a half in advance. And I spoil my pup and heat them up for a few seconds so they're not chilled for her. As long as they're thawed you don't have to hear them up. If you do decide to make them again let me know how they turn out! And I'd love to see pictures of your pup!

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    4. Hi Nikki,
      I've made cookies for my dog in the past that have had eggs and pumpkin in them and I find storing them in the freezer is the best way. I give them to her right from the freezer and she loves it, great for her teeth. This way they are good for up to 3 months. Hope this helps. Tammy

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  11. Would it be a problem if I used regular flour?

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    1. Absolutely! Just be conscious of the mixture, you don't want too dry of a mix- you can always add a splash more of milk to. I hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, have a great day!

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  12. Any substitute for the flour? Prefer grain free for my dogs. Ive used garbanzo bean flour for dog treats in the past. Any suggestions?

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    1. I have never used garbanzo bean flour before so I can't attest to that. Regular gluten free all purpose flour would definitely work, but you may need to add more if the batter is too liquidy. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help! Have a great day!

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  13. It is really a looking great beautiful. I have already loved it I am trying to do it! I am satisfied that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing. Keep it continue. See more at homemade dog treats

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! I am very glad you like the recipe and found it useful- it certainly can be a base recipe to throw add ins into the mixture. Thank you for checking out my blog and have a wonderful day!

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  14. I used 1 cup flour, 1 cup oatmeal, and peanut butter with honey. Turned out beautiful, smelled wonderful. I tried it, I thought it was a bit bland, next time I'll add carrots, or a fruit. The dogs loved them! I got lots of kisses. Awesome base recipe, can't wait to experiment! They did turn out soft. I didn't use backing powder, I was out, and I did use half water half milk. Maybe why they were bland. Thank you so much. It was the best recipe I could find on pinterest.

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    1. Thank you so much Britni! I am so glad you like the recipe- I bet fruit or veggies would be a great add in to the recipe. I am so glad your dogs liked them. If you make them again with fruit or veggies let me know how they turn out and how the pups like them! Have an amazing day!

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    2. How much peanut butter an honey do you use? I want to make these asap

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    3. Michelle it's 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter and there is no honey in the recipe. You could add honey in for more flavor though. I hope your pup enjoys them!

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    4. How do you add vegetables in these? Cooked? Raw? and how much?

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    5. I have added in carrots and just shredded raw carrots because I know my pup likes those. I'm sorry but I don't have an exact measurement of how much I added in, I kind of go by sight, but I would say probably around a handful of shredded carrot.

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  15. I think I'll use the egg as an eggwash thanks for this recipe I'm sure my dog will love them!

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    1. I hope your pup enjoys them! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a fantastic day :)

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  16. Just made these and soon as the cooled down a little I gave one to my pups. They absolutely LOVED them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, definitely looking to make more in the future!

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    1. I'm so glad your pups loved them Katie!! I always enjoy hearing another pup or two are satisfied :) I'd love to see pictures of your pups! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, have a fantastic night and wonderful Christmas :)

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  17. I just made these this morning for my (almost 2yr. old) chocolate lab, Kalia. The only changes I made, is that I used spelt flour instead of whole wheat, and I used half milk and half water. I did not add the egg. I did have to add more flour then called for because it was very sticky. After they cooled, I was dying to give her one. She was willing to do all kinds of tricks for pieces of her cookie! She gives this 4 paws up! (her best rating). Thank you for posting!

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  18. Also wanted to add that I plan to play with this recipe in the future, adding apple, blueberries, banana, carrots, spinach, oatmeal, instead of water, adding no-salt chicken or beef broth etc. Can't wait!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am so glad your puppy liked them, give her a good belly rub for me :) I wish you could teach my pup some tricks- it took us over a year to get her to sit, shake, lay down and stay. Adding in all those extra goodies is a fantastic idea you've definitely inspired me- I bet my pup would love fruit in the treats! Thanks again for your sweet comment, have a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. Could I use regular flour?

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    1. Absolutely! The dough might be sticker though, so you may need additional flour :)

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  20. My younger dog REFUSES to roll over. She had one taste and rolled TWICE! Both my girls would do anything for these biscuits. Amazing!

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    1. Awe, I am so happy to hear this! I'm glad your pups like them! I wish you could teach my dog to roll over! Have a wonderful day :)

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  21. I have just read your blog and the recipe sounds amazing. I have a grand puppy that has wknd sleep overs at Nana and Papas and I am going to try this recipe for him.
    Thank you
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    1. Awe, thank you Heather for your sweet comment! Puppy sleepovers- that sounds like so much fun! I hope he enjoys the treats :) Thanks again for your kind words, have a wonderful day!

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  22. Can I use regular all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour?

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    1. Yes you can! The flour's consistency may be slightly different so you may need more flour. Just watch how liquidy the mixture is and play it by ear. I hope that helps, have a great day!

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  23. Just found your web site this evening. We're gonna try the recipe for the peanut butter dog treat. As I'm always interested in keeping our dogs healthy (and happy!), do you have any other dog treat recipes to offer?
    Michael D. Old Turtle, Great Falls, MT VeijoTortuga@msn.com

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    1. Thank you very much, thats so sweet! I hope your pups enjoy the treats as much as my puppy Cora did! Right now this is the only treat recipe I have made, but I will certainly try to make more and different treats in the near future. Thank you for stopping by blog and have a wonderful day!

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  24. I'm certain my dogs would love these do-it-yourself treats! I've had issues with "doggie halitosis" before, and i am pretty certain that parsley helps lots. They sound very easy to create too. many thanks for sharing this direction. BTW, bailey is trying completely adorable! See more at homemade dog treats


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    1. I hope your pup enjoy the treats! I don't have any experience with doggie halitosis so I can't say if parsley would help, but I'm sure a vet would be able to tell you for certain. And thank you, they are easy to make. I try to keep things simple because no one has a lot of time to make complicated treats. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!

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  25. I just made these for our terrier mix. Max loves them already and is begging for more. I didn't use the egg. I am wondering about using chicken broth like another poster suggested. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    1. I am so glad your pup likes the biscuits! I definitely think you could use chicken broth in the recipe, you could probably use it in place of the milk (I have not tried this, but I think it should work). If you try it let me know how it works. Give Max a belly rub for me :) Have a wonderful day and thank you for checking out my blog!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for checking out my blog, I hope you have a great day!

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  27. My two pups love these and super easy to make, will be making some more soon! Also they are super cute a gifts, all I did was put a few in a jar and tied some ribbon round with a chalkboard tag!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment you made my day! I am so happy your pups love the treats!! That is such a great gift idea for dog owners, I'd never thought of that- I will definitely be using your idea in the future! Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  28. These were definitely super easy to make. The whole time I was making them my pup wouldn't leave my side. I'm pretty sure he knew something was him! Definitely want to try adding things into the next ones I make!

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    1. Thank you so much Lizz! I am so happy your pup liked the treats- my pup definitely knows when something is for her, let alone anytime I get out the peanut butter jar she comes running! Let me know if you try adding extra's into the mix, I'd love to know how they turn out! Thank you for the stopping by my blog and have a fantastic day!

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  29. Thanks for the recipe. My Choc Lab Mix Kramer loves them.

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    1. I am so glad Kramer likes them! I absolutely love his name, he sounds adorable :) Thank you so much for checking out my blog, have an amazing day!

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  30. I just made these for my dog today! Jax loved them!!! Thank you for the simple recipe :) I did not have time to do cookie cutters, so I just rolled the dough into balls (like you would for sugar cookies) and that worked fine as well, they didn't rise very much either btw. I will be honest, I was totally curious to see what they would taste like so I took a bite of one, and it honestly wasn't bad. (Im weird like that). Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment it has made my day :) I am so happy Jack liked them! I don't think it's weird that you tasted them at all, I tasted them when I made them too! Thank you again for your kind words, give Jack a belly rub for me and have a wonderful day!

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  31. do you need to use whole grain flour o can you use all purpose?

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    1. You can use all purpose but watch the doughs consistency. You may need more as all purpose is not as absorbant as whole wheat. I hope that helps! Thank you for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!

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  32. These dog treats were so simple and my sisters dog Lou-Lou loves them . I gave her 4 and she just gobbled them up. I put my dog treats in a Kerr jar with a lid and tied a ribbon around it so it looks like a present. The jar sealed the freshness inside so they will still be good when we get a new puppy in a couple of weeks. Well thanks so much with this awesome dog treat recipe! Thanks!

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    1. I am so glad Lou-Lou like the treats! I love the idea of putting them in a jar with a ribbon, I think it would make a great gift for any dog owner! A new puppy I am so jealous! Send pictures I would love to see him/her! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and have an amazing day!

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  33. The kids have a snow day today & I think this will be a great thing to keep the 6 of them busy! I know all the pups will appreciate them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. I hope you and the kids have a wonderful time making them! It should be a fun activity for them and I know the dogs will appreciate it! Stay warm and let me know how they turn out :)

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  34. I love these dog treats! but when you make them make sure you use them quickly or give some away, if you let them sit to long they grow mold(just found mine with a bunch of mold on them)

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    1. I am so glad you like the treats and I'm sorry to hear about the mold! I have found that if you do use the egg in the recipe the treats will go bad quicker (if they're not eaten up). I do recommend putting them in the fridge. I have found my pup Cora (who's spoiled rotten) loves them cold. I hope that helps! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a wonderful day!!

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  35. Dogs loved them. They won't leave me alone. Anyway to make them harder?

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    1. I am so glad your puppies like them! If you bake them a bit longer they will get a bit more crunchy, but you will have to watch them closely so they won't burn to a crisp. I hope that helps you out! Thank you for checking out my blog, have a great day!

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    2. I haven't tried this yet, but if you own a dehydrator you could try dehydrating them to make them harder.

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    3. Guinan thanks for the tip! I don't have a dehydrator, but you can also get the treats crunchier by leaving them in the oven with the door closed once they are done baking. I like to leave them in there overnight (I usually make them at night) and they will be much crunchier the next morning, but I've had several people tell me a dehydrator works great too!

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  36. Thank you for this recipe, this is the first time I made homemade doggie bones. My dogs are both 6 years old and love their treats but when I made these they went nuts. I was a little confused on your directions with the 1 egg, being a baker I decided to use the egg as a egg wash, it made the bones shine, kept them soft and I had no problems with mold and they where on my counter for over 1 week in a air tight container (actually a glass jar w/cover). Try a different recipe, but going back to this one. My dogs; Stella and Zowee thanks you.

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    1. I apologize for the confusion! Please let me know if there is a way I could make it clearer for others. I am so excited Stella and Zowee liked the treats, give them extra pets for me! Thank you for your sweet comment, have a wonderful day!

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  37. Can I use regular all purpose flour? That's all I have on hand.

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    1. Yes you can absolutely use all purpose flour! Let me know how they turn out, thanks for checking out my blog! Happy baking :)

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  38. These are in the oven now... I hope my Gizmo likes them! �� do you have any other variations for this?

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    1. I hope they turned out well and Gizmo liked them! As of right now I don't have any other variations of this recipe, but since this recipe seems to be popular I'm thinking about making another kind with more add ins. Please let me know if there's a kind you'd like me to make! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope Gizmo enjoys his treats :)

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  39. Thank you so much for this recipe! Our puppy Rufus definitely approves! I made these today, they turned out perfectly. I doubled the recipe and used a chicken stock cube in my hot water and added 2tbsp parsley (great for doggie breath)
    I can't wait to give these to all the rescue doggies tomorrow!
    Thanks again x
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    1. Bea thank you so much for your sweet comment! You made my day! I am so glad Rufus approves! I will definitely have to try adding parsley to the treats next time I make them, thanks for the tip! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a wonderful week and give Rufus a belly rub for me :)

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  40. I typically don't purchase whole wheat flour for anything... Is regular all-purpose flour an OK sub for the whole wheat?

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    1. Hi Trina! You can absolutely use all purpose or gluten free all purpose flour- either will work just fine. I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a wonderful day! Let me know how the treats turn out :)

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  41. Hi Rachael! I just made a batch from another site, but I definitely like your recipe more! My dogs like pumpkin but didn't seem to like it with peanut butter! I'm gonna give your recipe a shot next! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Please let me know how they turn out and how your puppies like them :) I know my peanut butter loving puppy sure enjoys them! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a fantastic day!

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  42. Hey :)

    I tried the recipe today. It was a bit difficult because we don´t use cups as amount but this was only a small problem.

    My dog likes the treats very much and my parents like them too ^^
    I had too use gluten-free flour and lactose-free milk but Smokey (the name of my dog) like them anyway.

    Sorry for my English ^^

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    1. Tristan, I'm glad to hear you liked the recipe! Sorry about the whole cups thing- the U.S. used a funky measuring system! I'll try to use more ounces/grams (or is there something else that would be helpful to you?). I'm so glad Smokey liked them! Give him extra pets for me! Have a wonderful day :)

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    2. Good Morning Rachel :)

      We in Austria use grams or, we call it, "Decker Gramm" (i don´t know how to write it in English).
      So 10 "Decker Gramm" are 100 grams :)

      Smokey is really a huge fan of the treats. She ate a lot of them yesterday ^^

      Hope you have a nice day :)

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    3. Decagrams (deca- prefix means 10) 10 decagrams, or 10x10grams= 100 grams =) easy peasy

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  43. Thank you so much for these wonderful dog treats! My puppy loves them!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Josie! i am so glad your puppy loves them! I'd love to see pictures of your adorable pup :) Have a wonderful day!

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  44. If you leave the biscuits in the oven overnight after baking, they will harden like "store bought" biscuits. I've been baking treats for our "Lady" (black lab) for years and she loves them.

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    1. Thanks for the tip Sherry!!! I will definitely try that on the next round of treats!! Give your pup pets for me :)

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  45. can you use chunky peanut butter that is all I have?

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    1. Absolutely!! Creamy or chunky works just fine ;)

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  46. Hiii, do you use grades of celsius?

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    1. Hi Kate! In the U.S. we use Fahrenheit, but 375F is 190C. I hope that helps you :)

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  47. Thank you so much for the recipe! I can't say I'm much of a chef when it comes to cooking people food, but this post really broke down each step so you couldn't possibly mess up. My husky loves these treats!
    www.veterinarianelkinspark.com

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  48. Thank you so much for the recipe! I can't say I'm much of a chef when it comes to cooking people food, but this post really broke down each step so you couldn't possibly mess up. My husky loves these treats!
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    1. I am so glad your pup like the treats! I always try to keep things simple, so I'm glad to hear it worked! By the way I absolutely adore all the adorable animal photos on your website :) Thank you for your sweet comment and have a fantastic weekend!!

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  49. My Dog just loved them!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad your pup loved the treats :) thank you for checking out my blog and have a wonderful day!!

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  50. Just a thought as I'm reading through these comments. Several have asked about the treat being a more crispy treat. Consider keeping them in an oven at a very low (lowest setting) just for the purpose of "drying out," for a day or two. Another would be using a dehydrator. I make my sweet potato dog treats in there, after steaming them with a bunch of garlic. They're very wet starting out and I dehydrate them 8-10 hours for the texture I want.

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    1. Thank you for the tip Tricia! Awhile ago I started leaving them in the oven overnight after baking (with the oven off) and they have crisped right up! Thank you for the tip and the sweet potato biscuits sound yummy!! I know my pup would be all over those! Have a great day :)

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  51. Could I use oatmeal in place of the flour?

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    1. Personally I have never used oats for the recipe. I now use gluten free flour, but if you do use oats I would recommend grinding them into a flour. Watch the consistency of the dough as you may need more or less liquid. Sorry I cannot fully answer your question! If you make them with oats let me know how they turn out :)

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  52. I am going to give it a try, i use only almond milk but i think it will be a great subsitute. Will let you know.

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    1. I only use almond milk now too and have not had a problem! Sometimes I need a little more almond milk than regular milk, but it all depends on the doughs consistency. Let me know how they turn out and how your pup likes them!! Happy baking :)

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  53. Have you ever froze them? And if so, how long do you think they would keep?

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    1. I have not frozen cooked dog treats, but I have frozen the dough before. The dough can be in the frozen for a number of months you just have to allow a few hours for it to soften before baking- I recommend leaving it in the fridge overnight to thaw before baking. I have not frozen baked treats, but I don't see why you couldn't. I would put them in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn, but I would try to use them quickly as freezing them may dry them out. Let me know if you do freeze them, I'd love to know!

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  55. They are very easy to make and my dog loves them

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    1. I am so glad you made them and your puppy loves them!! Have a terrific day!!

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  56. I just made these for my new rescue. I used 1 c. of nonfat milk that I made from dry. I skipped the egg, but needed a lot more flour than the recipe called for..about 5 additional tbsp to make the dough firm enough to roll out. The dog loved them and I will use the same modifications in the future.

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    1. I'm so glad your new pup loves the treats! Any changes to the recipe are going to modify the consistency of the dough, thus the need for more flour. I'm glad the treats turned out for you!! Have a great day!

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  57. The treats worked very well for my puppy, but I found that I needed to add more peanut butter, plus I couldn't get the peanut butter to even out enough, so there is a swirl of peanut butter in it.

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    1. That's not bad at all, especially if your pup loves peanut butter ;) I'm guessing it's just how the batter was mixed. Was the dough dry? Did you use the egg? If the dough was dry more liquid could be added and that should make the dough moister and thus easier to mix the peanut butter. I'm glad your pup liked the treats though! Have s great day!!

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  59. I made these today and my doxie absolutely loved them. So special to make him some treats that I feel good about. Thanks so much for the recipes.

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    1. I am so glad your pup loved the treats! I know exactly how you feel, I always prefer homemade treats because I know exactly what is in them. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  60. I made these treats for my two dogs and they loved them! But how do you store the treats? Because I had them in a Ziploc bag without any air and put in a cool dark cabinet and they molded after 3 days of making them!

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    1. Typically treats mold for a few reasons the biggest reason being if they're not 100% cool when you put them in a bag the moisture in the treats will make them mold. I store the treats in the fridge. You can also freeze the treats and take a small amount out as needed, I would definitely keep the thawed treats in the fridge though. I hope that helps, I'm sorry you're having that problem!

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  61. My 2 babies love these treats. My pups eat homemade fresh food because one has IBD and I thought he would never get to eat treats again. I use Bobs Red Mill gluten free,dairy and wheat free with all natural peanut butter. He loves the treats and his lab work is still stable after giving him the treats for months. Thank you so much from the boys and me. :)

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    1. I am so glad your pups love the treats! I used GF flour too as my pup has developed allergies- the things we do for our fur babies right?! I'm so glad his labs are stable! Give them lots of pets for me! Have a terrific day!

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  62. Ziggy loves them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Super simple and judging by my dog, super yummie! Makes baking easy and fun!

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    1. I'm so glad Ziggy loves the treats- absolutely love your pups name by the way!! Give him lots of love for me <3

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  63. Do I have to use the baking powder or can I just use flour egg peanut butter and oil to make the treats

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    1. Yes you have to use baking powder. If you don't they won't rise and they'll be hard like rocks.

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  64. Where can I find the cookie cutters shaped like that? I can order them but want to make these today...

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    1. I ordered mine on Amazon for around $10 I think. I've seen biscuit shaped cookie cutters at Meijer and even some pet stores like PetSmart. You can always call a local pet store and see if they have any. When in doubt you can use a knife to cut the dough, it won't be perfect like a cutter is, but it gets the job done! I hope that helps you :)

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  65. Can I replace the whole wheat flour with coconut flour?

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    1. I've never made them with coconut flour so I cannot vouch for how they would turn out. Coconut flour and all purpose flour (or all purpose GF flour) have very different consistencies, so I don't think the ratios would be the same. I'm sorry I can't be more help, if you do try making them with coconut flour let me know what happens, I'd be curious to find out!

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  66. Hey there!
    I plan on making these for all the pups in my family this holiday season. About how many cookies does this recipe yield?
    Thanks!

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    1. It really depends on how big of a cutter you use. I used a small/medium sized one and got 25 treats. If you use a larger one you're going to get less and a smaller one will get less. Sorry I can't be more precise, but I hope that gives you a general idea. Let me know how they turn out and if your pups like them!

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  67. I have been making these as gifts for all of my family members dogs for a few years and they always ask me to make more because all the dogs love them so much!

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    1. I'm so glad all of the family pups love the treats! It's nice to know exactly what is in the treats and not worry about chemicals and additives. Give the pups a pet for me :)

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  68. can i use these for my own small business? i need a simple dog treat recipe and yours is perfect!!

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  69. BTW the business is called KittyplusDog

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    1. I really would prefer that you not use the recipe for your business, seeing as you would be making a profit off of my creation and I wouldn't gain anything. If you would like to talk more about it please feel free to email me :)

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  70. Thanks for the recipe. My little 5 month old rescue (Nala) loves them. She layed infront of stove while they backed lol

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    1. You are so welcome!! I'm so glad your sweet Nala loves the treats, I love her name too <3

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  71. Thank you for this article is very useful for dog lovers

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    1. Awe, thank you! My pup definitely thinks they're tasty :)

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  72. It's really wow, my dogy loved them. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I'm so glad your dog loved the treats! I've yet to find a dog that doesn't love peanut butter :)

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  73. tried this and she loved them. Then tried it with coconut flour and so dry, I couldn't roll it out. Back to rice flour.

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    1. I'm sorry the recipe didn't turn out with coconut flour. Coconut flour tends to be more dense and absorbs more liquid, so if you were to try coconut flour again I would recommend adding more liquid. I'm glad they turn out good with rice flour- I'm definitely going to keep that in mind!

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  74. My Gus, Gus loved these! Thanks for the recipe. At 1st he just looked at me as if to say "Momma are you sure this is for me?" So easy to make, I can make a batch up before going to work if need be. Will be buying peanut butter in bulk.

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    1. Awe I'm so glad Gus loved the treats!! Cora wasn't sure what to do with the treats either at first, but now when I'm mixing the batter she's right at my feet :)

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  75. My dogs loved them- I mean REALLY loved them. They are 10 and 12 and so many store bought treats make them Gassy, but these treats leave the room smelling fresh and clean!

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    1. I'm so glad your pups loved the treats!! Haha my previous pup had the same problem and I wish I had come up with these sooner!

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  76. My dog's 1st birthday is coming up and he'll love these special treats! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Happy belated birthday to your sweet pup!! I hope he loved the treats and had a fantastic birthday <3

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  77. I prepared these delicious cookies for Bailey last night and he loved them!
    Confession: I also tried one... and then two and then three... I like them too!
    PS: I reduce 50gr of flour and substitute with instant oat.

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    1. Awe I'm so glad Bailey loved the treats!! Haha they're totally edible for humans- I sampled them too :) I love the oat substitute, I'm going to keep that in mind! Thank you!!

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  78. I made these last night for my puppy Seymour and he went crazy over them. Instead of making them into bone shaped treats I rolled them into small marble sized balls (over 150 of them in one batch) and used them as puppy training treats. I have never had his attention as much as I do now! THANK YOU SO MUCH, I will never again buy overpriced dog treats :)

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  79. I made these yesterday for George. I'm not one of nature's bakers. George is a Ruby Cavalier King Charles and he is *choosy*. From the moment they went in the oven George installed himself in the kitchen. From the moment they came out the oven George wanted to sample. And then he was hooked. He spent all last evening on the want for his bikkies and today he's barking orders like a tyrant. He's never reacted to any foodstuff this mad-keen (except raw steak!). I made them digestive-biscuit shape, because that's the one biscuit-cutter I have. I think with the next batch I may up the peanut-butter a bit. Cavaliers generally speaking are too snooty to do tricks but good grief, I'm wondering if George wouldn't actually do a trick to get one of these. So.... here in London, Great Britain, you have a very admiring Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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