{pet recipe} Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

I feel bad. I’m forever making goodies for my family, friends, and neighbors… but what about our poor dogs? Should they be resigned to a life of drab kibble, and nothing but?


Whenever I make cookies for lunchpails, etc., I also try to set aside some time to make cookies for the dogs. Yes, we call them dog “cookies” here (not to be confused with cookies made from dogs). Refer to them as dog treats or biscuits or whatever you’d like.

I try to lead a from scratch lifestyle and offer that to my family, but sometimes we overlook the four-legged members of the household. These super easy treats are a perfect way to bring from scratch living full-circle.

My dogs really like the peanut butter variety, though I’ve also had success with some made with chicken stock and chopped-up leftover bacon. The peanut butter recipe is below!



Makes about five dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use creamy)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit
  • Combine all ingredients until a dough forms.
  • Roll out to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake for 8 minutes for a softer cookie, 12 minutes for a crisper cookie.
  • Allow to cool before serving to pup.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Categories: Animals- Raising, Baked Goods, baking, recipe


Deanna N. Fox is a twentysomething entrepreneur and writer. She lives in Delanson, NY on an old farm and apple orchard with her four year old daughter Edith, and three year old son Eric (and a bunch of mangy animals). Deanna is dedicated to leading a stylish, sustainable lifestyle (while having fun!) and teaching others how to live similarly regardless of living situation via her blog Silly Goose Farm. Deanna was raised on similar principles amongst farms in Chenango County, NY, and believes that most of the world's problems can be solved by first ensuring everyone has access to good, wholesome food. When not hatching up new business ideas, renovating the farm or playing the in the dirt, Deanna can be found obsessing over boats, practicing for the World Bocce Championship with an adult libation in hand, or holding impromptu dance parties with her kids. More about Deanna can be found at www.deannafox.org.

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3 Comments on “{pet recipe} Peanut Butter Dog Cookies”

  1. May 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I can’t wait to make these for my terrier shepherd!

  2. May 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Zorro ‘ll love us


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