Your Pup’s New Favorite Snack: Peanut Butter Dog Treats with Coconut Flour

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Your pup is going to LOVE these!

dog treats with coconut flour

If there’s one ingredient that our pups seem to love more than anything, it’s peanut butter! Whether you’re searching for homemade recipes to make for a new puppy pal, or something that can satisfy your longtime companion, these peanut butter dog treats with coconut flour will be perfect!

Rusty’s Story

peanut butter dog recipe

Our 14-year-old dog, Rusty, recently had six teeth removed. Those six teeth were barely attached to his gum. It wasn’t long before he was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. Because of his age, we decided against the traditional medical options. This would have included the removal of his jaw, followed by radiation and even chemo. This option might buy him a little more time, according to the vet, but what would his quality of life be while going through major surgery, radiation, and possibly chemotherapy?

Previously his food had consisted of a homemade recipe that I combined with dry food. These days, it’s 100% homemade. Many hours of research went into creating his new diet. A raw diet would have been ideal if his immune system had not already been compromised. I decided to go with a cooked diet of meats combined with small amounts of veggies and fruits.

After much research, Dr. Karen Becker’s Real Food for Dogs and Cats is where I found the basis for Rusty’s complete whole-food diet. It’s been a lot of work preparing recipes, portioning for each meal, and cooking his food fresh for breakfast and dinner. I don’t know if the change in diet will make a big difference in his health, but I will always be happy that I gave it my best shot. Plus, Rusty absolutely loves his new diet, and his appetite has only grown. That feels like a win to me!

Speaking of a whole-food diet… Our Turkey and Veggie Dog Food is also made with whole-food ingredients! With ingredients like ground turkey, chicken liver, and fresh veggies, your pup is sure to approve of this yummy meal!

Making These Peanut Butter and Coconut Flour Doggie Cookies

dog treats with coconut flour

These cookies take 50 minutes total but only 5 minutes of prep time. The rest of the work is done in the oven! To make these cookies, begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the peanut butter, egg, and water together until smooth. Slowly stir in the coconut flour to form a dough. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then divide and shape the dough into 24 1-inch balls. Dip a fork into a little bit of water and press it into the dough, forming the traditional crisscross marks on top. Bake the doggie treats for around 20 minutes if you want them soft for your pup. If your dog doesn’t have dental issues, the cookies can be baked for 35 to 40 minutes. This method creates a more traditional crispy dog treat. Make sure they’re cooled completely before feeding them to your doggie, and then store the remaining treats in an airtight container. 

Something to Keep in Mind

peanut butter doggie cookies

Keep in mind that our peanut butter doggie cookies were created specifically for dogs who have dental issues. That said, younger dogs will also enjoy these healthy whole-food cookies. However, no matter how young or old your pup is, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. 

Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients and avoid ingredients that have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

4.73 from 18 votes

Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies

Your dog will love these homemade doggie cookies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 treats
Serving Size 1 treat
Course Pet Meals and Treats
Cuisine Pet Recipes


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend or beat eggs, peanut butter, and water until smooth. Stir in coconut flour to form a dough.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide and shape dough into 24 1-inch balls. Dip fork into a little water and press dough with a fork, forming the traditional crisscross marks on top.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Note: The longer they bake the harder they become. For younger dogs or dogs without dental issues, cookies can be baked 35 to 40 minutes. This method creates a more traditional crispy dog treat.
  • Cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container just as with human cookies.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1treat | Calories: 116kcal |
Keywords Healthy Dog Recipes, Healthy Dog Treats

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Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

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  1. I have heard many people say pumpkin is a wonderful food for a dog’s digestion. If I were to add pumpkin to these, what adjustments would be necessary to avoid the cookies being too wet? Also, how much pumpkin purée?

    1. Candice, I can’t say for certain since I haven’t tried pumpkin in this recipe. I do think you could sub half the water with pumpkin and it should be fine. Keep us posted.

  2. I made it exactly like you recommended but only made the cookies the size of a nickel and baked for 15 minutes. I have small dogs….So happy they freeze well. The dogs LOVE them. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for this recipe I have made this couple of times and Henry loves them so do his paw friends! I will be making them today. I was wondering if I can use an egg replaceer instead of eggs?

      1. Mariana, I haven’t tried using an egg replacer so I can’t say for sure. Please let us know if you do. Thank you for the feedback. Please leave a review if you don’t mind.

  3. I have made these for my two redbone hounds. I omitted the water and added pumpkin instead. My babies love these cookies. I put the dough onto floured surface and kneaded it to combine, also can not find coconut flour so I used whole wheat. This is a very healthy treat for dogs. Let mine get really crunchy to help with cleaning and maintaining their teeth.

    1. Cindy, I didn’t refrigerate the cookies and they lasted for several days before being eaten. 🙂

  4. My dog loved these! Since it makes 24, I gave some to friends for their doggos and also got rave reviews. My dog is young with good teeth, but he’s never been a fan of hard biscuits like milk bones. I baked just 20 minutes and it was the perfect chewiness that he loves (more cookie-like texture than hard treat). They were very easy to make, will be making again!

    1. Amy, Yes I have. I added a little more flour, about 1 tablespoon at a time until I got the right consistency for roll out dough. Our dog loves them!!! 🙂

  5. How long do these last for ?
    Love the idea
    I made them also fro my dogs
    Took some time and now they love them

  6. Love your receipts but some one said they add an egg to the meat, my vet said only the white of the egg and not the yoke should be given and not very often. She also had a chart in the office that says never to give chicken you your dog. I am currently make turkey meatballs small ones and cook it with a vegetable broth and add green beans and chopped up carrots which they love. Should I star with the coliflower or ground egg shells? My Ling Charles needs to lose 6 pounds and my mix breed needs to lose 8 pounds. They each get 3 meatballs and 4 baby carrots and some on the broth and about a 25 pieces of their kibble. They ge less than a 1/3 cu of kibble in the morning and the meatball meal at night fDo you think that I need to put any thing Elise in?

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