This past holiday season, all the good dogs in our lives received homemade dog biscuits! These were fun and easy to make and the dogs seemed to like them very much. We made several batches for less money than we could purchase high end, organic dog treats. We thought perhaps our cat would like them too, but he prefers our spiced sweet potato biscuits to the dog treats–go figure!
This recipe came from Giada de Laurentiis’s weekly newsletter Giada, and it makes about a dozen large treats or two dozen smaller treats. I used a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, but you could make these in any shape you want–I’m pretty sure your dog won’t mind 🙂 The recipe below includes cheese, but I don’t use cheese in our biscuits. Dairy and dogs is not always a good combination and Jessie doesn’t seem to notice anything is missing, so we just leave that out.
Homemade Dog Biscuits (12 large or 24 small)
- 2 cups organic whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup creamy, organic, no salt added peanut butter
- 1 cup low sodium, organic chicken broth
- 1/4 cup cheese (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, oats and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in the peanut butter and broth until the mixture forms a dough. Press the dough to form a ball.
- Lightly flour a counter or work surface. Knead the dough for about 30 seconds. Roll the dough into a 10″ circle, about 1/2 ” thick.
- Us the cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and put biscuits on the lined baking sheet, about 1″ apart. Keep re-rolling the dough and cutting out biscuits until you run out of dough.
- Sprinkle the biscuits with cheese, if using, and bake for 25 minutes, until golden in color.
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.