My house has gone to the dogs. Y’all know that my pets are like children to me. They are so pure and innocent and burstin’ with love. So just like I like to cook and bake for my human family, I like to show my furry family members love in the very same way. Because I know y’all love your dogs as much as I do, I wanted to share one of my very favorite recipes that I make for Gus, Max, and Lulu: Gus’ Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. Follow the steps below, and your pups will be pampered with homemade treats, made with love.
What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 ¼ to 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
¾ cup nonfat milk
With this easy step-by-step tutorial, y’all can make homemade dog biscuits in no time.
1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and peanut butter.
2. Add in the flour and baking powder to make a very stiff dough, using your hands to work in the last of the flour if necessary.
3. Flour a work surface and roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired sizes depending on the size of your dog.
4. Bake on a parchment-lined baking tray at 325 °F for approximately 20 minutes. Turn biscuits over and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Dog biscuits can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Note: As a general rule, most homemade dog biscuits do well with one part liquid to three parts dry. You can customize the recipe by adding and subtracting ingredients your dog likes.
If you’d rather buy your four-legged pals somethin’ yummy to eat, try my Paula Deen Home Cookin’ for Dogs. It comes in four home-style recipes, where meat is the very first ingredient. You won’t find any corn, wheat, or soy. Plus there are zero artificial flavors and colors.