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Dog Biscuits

If members of your family are of the furry four-legged kind, treat them to these homemade biscuits. They’re a cinch to make, and your canine pals will go crazy for the peanut butter flavor. —Shannon Roum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    31 dog biscuits


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, wheat germ and cinnamon. Stir in remaining ingredients. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. bone-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned (tops may crack), 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 61 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • William
    Jun 12, 2020

    I made these yesterday and my dog, Trigger really likes them :) They were very dry though and not sure why, they crumble a LOT when he eats one, but still. I flowed the recipe correctly, but just was hard to form them. Next time maybe a bit more water and something like apple sauce?

  • Wench1
    Jul 1, 2019

    I started making these biscuits for my mums dog as my mum couldn't afford to buy treats. I would make a bag for her and my son who also has a dog. They love them. I now own a dog and she loves them too. This is a great recipe.

  • Sweetchickie
    May 22, 2019

    I’ve been making these for a long time now. My dog, Lola, knows by the smell when I’m baking for her and is in the kitchen the whole time! To make it easier, I use a pizza cutter and make 1x3” long strips instead of the bone shape. It is much faster with less rolling and these strips fit very nicely into Lola’s Kong. I use all natural peanut butter, and if I remember, get it freshly ground at the grocery store. I also buy the real Ceylon cinnamon to avoid any coumarin overdose if I give her too many treats.

  • Jeannie
    Oct 5, 2017

    Q&A ?How long can you store these? Can you freeze them hopefully?

  • suefalk
    Dec 31, 2016

    A good basic dog cookie. But baker beware: make sure you are using (all-natural peanut butter!) Many peanut butters contain a lot of sugar and/or Xylitol which are a no-no for pets.

  • shereeder
    Dec 14, 2014

    If your pet has a food allergy, such as wheat, any other type of flour can be used. I've made these many times and everyone loves them. A lot less expensive than store-bought, plus you know what goes into them.

  • mikelssword
    Jan 4, 2014

    I made these for my friends who have dogs and they were a great success. I included a copy of the recipe with the biscuits for them to make their own.

  • kellyroo
    Dec 14, 2013

    These look super easy, sadly my dog has a wheat allergy. anyone have a recipe that does not include wheat?

  • Meredith1975
    May 1, 2013

    I've given these to my dog, and our friend's and family's dogs, and they all loved them!

  • bakergirl7
    Dec 11, 2012

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