Here at the Boop, we believe pets deserve deliciousness! Break up the monotony of the daily kibble grind with a homemade dog cookie that says “Bow WOW!” Today we’re featuring an easy roll out peanut butter biscuit recipe that’s both fast to make and adorable when cut out with a variety of cookie cutters. We also used this recipe to adorn our Good Boy Birthday Cake.
I ate a dog biscuit once from the store once. It tasted like cardboard and crumbled to dust in my mouth. It was the dog equivalent of rice cakes. This is a much tastier alternative (and yes, I ate them to test it!)Jump to Recipe
This post features the recipe for the basic cookie dough on the bone and dog cookies. If you’d like to see the cake recipe, it’s here. If you’d like to see how we turned this dough into a tennis ball cookie, keep reading!
This dough is pliable and stretchy, making it a great choice for kids who like to help. With only six basic pantry ingredients, you can whip up these homemade dog biscuits in less time than it would take to drive to the grocery store and buy much less tasty ones! I used a basic royal icing recipe to top the tennis ball cookie for Ollie’s birthday cake but the plain dog cookies look super all on their own.
Easy Peanut Butter Roll Out Dog Treats
- 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 c peanut butter No sugar free products!
- 1 c water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl stir in flour and baking powder. Add egg and mix well.
- Add peanut butter, water, and honey. Stir well. This dough starts out stiff and sticky, so be patient. Make your KitchenAid do the work if you’re not feeling it.
- On a silpat or parchment paper, roll out the dough approx 1/4 inch thick. Go to town with your favorite cookie cutters. These treats spread very little so they don’t need much space apart on the cookie sheet.
- Transfer cookies and silpat to cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Once cool, leave as is or cover with royal icing.
- Store covered in refrigerator for 4 weeks or frozen for up to 4 months.
Homemade dog treats also make a great gift! Stick a handful of dog cookies in a mason jar, wrap them with ribbon, the possibilities are endless. They look like they took a lot longer than they did.
Want to know how I made the tennis ball dog cookie on top? The secret is a spherical baking mold. You cut out large circles of cookie dough, then flip the mat upside down and mold the dough over the bottom.
Royal Icing: I used a regular royal icing I had leftover from my turtle cookies for people. If I’m just baking dog cookies, I find it’s much easier to use a pre-made, dog-friendly icing mix from K9 Cakery. Once baked and cooled, you dip the cookies in very thin royal icing (it should pour off a spoon in a continuous stream.)
Let that dry completely for 6-8 hours, then pipe the lines with outline-consistency royal icing (not quite toothpaste consistency). I hate the mess of piping bags, so once I discovered the Sweet Sugarbelle cookie decorating bottles I never looked back. Your dog is going to love getting to fetch these biscuits! Voila!
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