These simple peanut butter biscuits are the first dog treat recipe that I ever developed, and they are still Pacey’s favorite. The preparation is very simple, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. I make these biscuits using a dog bone shaped cookie cutter about 1 inch by 2 inches, so remember that the yield and baking times will vary depending on the size of the cutter that you choose to use. If you’re cutting out more than one shape or size, be sure to bake each size on a separate baking sheet so that all the biscuits bake evenly. It’s okay to arrange these close together on the baking sheet, because they won’t spread very much in the oven. If the dough is rolled out thinly, the biscuits will stay fairly flat, but if you decide to make thicker biscuits, you may want to poke holes in the dough with a fork (a process called “docking”) to keep air bubbles from puffing up as the biscuits bake.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
Makes about 50 biscuits
½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
2. Combine the peanut butter, water, and oil in a bowl.
3. Combine the flours. Add to the peanut butter mixture about 1 cup at a time, stirring and/or kneading to form a dough.
4. Lightly dust the countertop with whole wheat flour. Divide the dough in half, and roll the first half out into an even sheet about ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out biscuits in your desired shape. Repeat with the remainder of the dough. If the dough is sticking, try dusting both sides with a little more flour.
5. Arrange the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake until crispy to the touch, about 18 minutes. I also like to flip the treats over halfway through the baking time to help ensure even coloring.
6. Allow to cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.
NOTE: If your doggie likes very crunchy treats, try leaving the baked biscuits in the oven (turned off) with the door cracked open for a few hours to overnight.