Your pup is going to LOVE these!
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 doggie cookies will be perfect!
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 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 Doggie Cookies
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 criss cross 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 into an airtight container.
Something to Keep in Mind
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 wholefood cookies. But 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 which 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.
Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies
- 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.
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If you like making dog food from scratch, you might also like to give these recipes a try:
- Skinny Ms. Doggie Biscuit Recipe
- Homemade Turkey Loaf Recipe for Dogs
- Superfood Doggie Fresh Breath Treats
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