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!
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
30-40 (depending on thickness and size)
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (check the ingredients to make sure it does not contain xylitol)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Mix together the peanut butter, flour, and eggs until combined.
- Add water one tablespoon at a time, until your mixture resembles a dough that can be rolled out.
- 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.)
- 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.
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!
What Do You Think?
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.
© 2018 VerityPrice
Laura on May 18, 2019:
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
Travel Chef from Manila on August 03, 2018:
Looks so delicious! I think even the dog owner will enjoy this wonderful treat! lol
Camille Harris from SF Bay Area on July 17, 2018:
Ellie the dog has soulful eyes; she's beautiful! She looks like she's a very good girl, too.