4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Updated on June 28, 2019
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Verity is a Physics with Teaching Bsc (Hons) graduate. In her spare time, she likes to cook, read and play video games.

About 4-Ingredient Dog Treats

I take part in a monthly community meet up, and I have been baking cookies for the attendants since day one. Slowly but surely, people started bringing their four-legged friends along too, and I didn't see any reason why they should be left out. So I decided to try out some dog-friendly recipes and see what worked. Boy did this one work!

These treats have been loved by every dog who has been lucky enough to get some, and they are now in high demand! Scroll down for the ingredients and the method. One very important point to note is that some brands of peanut butter add xylitol as a sweetener. Xylitol is toxic to dogs, so please check the ingredients list on the back of your peanut butter and make sure it does not contain xylitol!

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

The dog biscuits being bagged up ready to be handed out. Also pictured is the espresso cup that I used instead of a cookie cutter.
The dog biscuits being bagged up ready to be handed out. Also pictured is the espresso cup that I used instead of a cookie cutter.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 30-40 (depending on thickness & size)


  • 1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Water


  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, flour, and eggs until combined.
  3. Add water one tablespoon at a time, until your mixture resembles a dough that can be rolled out.
  4. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. (I used a very small espresso cup instead of a cookie cutter and found these to be the perfect size).
  5. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes. The biscuits will puff up a bit in the oven, the longer you leave them in, the crispier they will become.
Ellie the dog enjoying her biscuits very much!
Ellie the dog enjoying her biscuits very much!

Hints and Tips

This recipe also works with chunky peanut butter, but it results in an uneven look to the biscuits. If your dog prefers chunky peanut butter and you don't care about the aesthetic of the biscuits (they are just going to get eaten after all), then you can happily use chunky instead of smooth.

Remember: Some brands of peanut butter add xylitol as a sweetener. Xylitol is toxic to dogs, so please check the ingredients list on the back of your peanut butter and make sure that it does not contain xylitol!

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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      13 months ago

      Im trying to start my own gourmet dog biscuit side business. Does anyone have any ideas how to find stores that will let me sell them

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      Travel Chef 

      23 months ago from Manila

      Looks so delicious! I think even the dog owner will enjoy this wonderful treat! lol

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      Camille Harris 

      23 months ago from SF Bay Area

      Ellie the dog has soulful eyes; she's beautiful! She looks like she's a very good girl, too.


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