Dog Treat Recipes
Here are some of our favorite submissions for great homemade dog treats.
Johnnie’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 can chicken dog food
- 1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1 1/2 cups dry dog food, chopped (optional)
Mix all ingredients except dry dog food. When everything is mixed together well, spread on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with dry dog food. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 300; let cool, break into pieces and enjoy.
Here’s a recipe from Loretta, who says “great treat anytime! My dog actually starts pointing and starting at the freezer when he comes into the house, because he knows that’s where I keep these treats”.
Ande’s Gourmet Frozen Bone Treats
- Leftover Soup Bones
- Cheese slices
- Favorite canned dog food
- Place a slice of cheese over one side of the hole in the bone.
- Fill the hole with canned dog food
- Place onto a pie plate and keep in freezer. Easy. Tasty.
Our thanks to Wanda and Pup for this recipe, which they call their:
Favorite Dog Biscuits
People can eat these too, but the sugarless dough is bitter before baking to its toasty flavored hard-texture which rivals that of bones. Peanut butter is used for flavor, egg as a binder, cereal for texture, powdered milk for nutrition and garlic for flea prevention. No salt or cornmeal since cornmeal is difficult to digest. If your dog can’t tolerate eggs, add additional water to make a dough that is just slightly sticky.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups multi-grain oatmeal or old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 large egg (or omit and use water – see note above)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- peanut butter to taste
Adjust a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 275 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the flour, oats, wheat germ and powdered milk in a large bowl to blend thoroughly. Blend water, peanut butter and egg in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add garlic to dry ingredients, then add all dry ingredients to wet and stir until blended.
Dough will be stiff, so use your hands- it will be easier. roll or pat dough into a 1/2 inch thickness, cut our biscuit shapes with a 3-inch bone shape cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue until dough is gone. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for about 90 minutes. For crisper, drier biscuits bake a total of three hours.
Store well-dried biscuits in an air-tight container – leave the container open for a few days to make sure they are completely dry.
Makes three dozen delicious biscuits.
Here’s a recipe from Harold who says “here is a recipe that is very tasty and one that YOU can enjoy with your dog”:
Harold’s Oatmeal Crunchies
- Dry Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter
Mix oatmeal and peanut butter in a bowl until the oatmeal clumps into balls.
Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Freeze overnight or until hard. The hard part is not eating them all in one sitting.