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Easy Peanut Butter Dog Cookies Recipe (Done 4 Ways!)
Simple, creative ideas to take a classic peanut butter dog cookie to the next level.
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This homemade peanut butter dog cookies recipe comes with a fun twist!
When it comes to making easy homemade dog treats, peanut butter cookies are hands down the go-to recipe for pet parents.
They’re simple to make, healthy and delicious. A classic DIY dog-friendly treat.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little creative with the presentation.
With just a couple extra ingredients, you can transform your run-of-the-mill pb dog cookies into a canine culinary masterpiece!
So today, we’re sharing a quick and easy recipe for peanut butter dog cookies – plus four fun ways you can present them to your pup.
Ready to live your doggy chef dream? Let’s get baking, and decorating!
The Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
First up: our basic recipe for peanut butter dog cookies!
The cookie dough is the same for all the cookie decoration ideas you’ll find below.
The only choice you need to make before popping your cookies in the oven? The cookie cutters you’d like to use.
Your choice will depend on how you’d like to present your pb cookies to your pup, based on the yummy options coming your way!
- 1 cup peanut butter (make sure it’s xylitol-free)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F.
- Combine ingredients together in a bowl and mix together until you form a ball.
- If the mixture is too wet, add more flour. If it’s too dry, add a little more water.
- Sprinkle a little flour on your surface and roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter (we used similar to these top-rated dog bone cookie cutters on Amazon).
- Place on baking paper and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
- Turn off the oven and leave your cookies to crisp up.
- Remove from the oven and let cool before serving or storing.
*Makes approx. 20 treats (depending on the size of your cookie cutter).
4 x Fun Dog Cookie Decoration Ideas
Now we’re really getting to the fun part!
These DIY dog treat decorating ideas are great for making extra special (and adorable) homemade dog treats.
Bonus points for being Instagrammable too.
#1. Ice Cream Sandwich
Easily turn your peanut butter dog cookies into a scrumptious ice cream sandwich!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3 tbsp greek yoghurt (contains natural probiotics for dogs)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix 1 tsp of the cinnamon into the greek yoghurt.
If you’d like a thicker ‘ice cream’ filling, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to thicken.
Spoon the filling on to one of your peanut butter dog cookies, then place a second cookie on top to create a sandwich.
Dust lightly with remaining cinnamon. Voila!
*Quantities and method will vary slightly depending on how many doggie sandwiches you’re making, and how thick you’d like the ‘ice cream’ filling to be.
#2. Turmeric Drizzle
Want to spice things up a little?
As we covered in our no bake pumpkin dog treat recipe, turmeric is a healthy spice for dogs thanks to its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Plus, its irresistible colour makes it a fun and natural dog cookie icing to work with too!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl.
Using a spoon, drizzle the turmeric mix over the top of your cookies.
How you drizzle your icing is up to you. Zig zags, stripes or straight up Jackson Pollock style…get creative and have fun!
#3. Banana Boat
A simple, sweeter way to sneak a little added fruit into your pup’s diet!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp honey
Simply arrange your banana slices on top of your peanut butter dog cookies.
Then, slowly drizzle the honey over the banana.
#4. Personalized Dog Cookie Cutters
It’s always nice to add a pawsonal touch to your DIY dog treats!
For these peanut butter dog treats, we used Kubed custom dog treat molds on Etsy.
They were perfect for adding a little fun and personalization to our cookies (our Sunny has many ridiculous nicknames – ‘Sausage’ and ‘Sossy’ just to name a few!)
We hope you and your pupper love these homemade peanut butter dog cookies – and had fun decorating them!
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** Feed in moderation – this dog treat recipe should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.
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Discover the best designer & emerging dog brands, the latest dog accessories, pet lifestyle inspiration, healthy dog treat recipes, dog training tips and much more.
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