Peanut Butter Biscuits– For Dogs

My dog’s name is Venus.  Venus The Wonder Dog, to be exact.  She’s quite old.  Nobody really knows for sure.  We picked her up at the shelter 7 years ago, and she was old then.  So, you can do the math…

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I’m still in denial.  I’m pretty convinced that my dear ol’ dog is going to live forever.   If I ignore the aging process intently enough, it just stops– right?  Is anybody with me on this?

In an effort to appease the ol’ girl,  I feed her stuff.  Lot’s of it.  Let’s be clear that I did not say crap. I do not feed my dog crap.  If I wouldn’t eat it, my dog is surely not getting it.  Corn, fillers, binders and chemicals surely are not the stuff that old dogs are made of.  That is for sure. 

My dog sleeps a lot.  It’s part of the deal.  When you get old, you get to sleep a lot, and fart a lot.  She has mastered the fine arts of both, and concurrently too.  But; nothing rises Wonder Dog faster than a knife hitting the chopping block!  That dog knows that if something is going down in the kitchen, she had better get to the doorway, and quick, to lay right at the imaginary line.  And wait…

She’s not allowed in the kitchen and is very respectful about the rule.  She used to not be a beggar either, but one day I decided to forgettaboutit, because she’s in her golden years, and heck, everyone deserves a little kale, apple, carrot, lettuce, spinach, celery, sweet potato and radish scraps in their golden years!  You get the idea.  I basically give her little bits of whatever I’m cooking up, in addition to her carrot to chew on.  She gets a carrot a day, (if I can remember to give it to her), and that makes her happy.  (Please note: not all foods are good for dogs, and some like onions and xylitol are toxic and even fatal.  Do your homework, (that’s a theme around these parts), and feed your dog foods you are comfortable with, and at your own risk.  I am in no way advocating that you make your own dog sick!  Here’s a helpful list to start, and I keep a list of NO-NO foods on my fridge).

Since buying manufactured dog treats are:  A). not in the budget, B). stinky, and C). laden with mysterious ingredients, we don’t buy them for our Wonder Dog.  She, like every other dog, appreciates a good dog biscuit though, so in addition to her fruits and veggies she gets biscuit treats. We have a nice and easy recipe for some homemade Peanut Butter Biscuits–For Dogs, that comes from Dear Husband’s Aunt, who is a terrific homemaker 🙂  Since most dogs love peanut butter, these will be a hit for certain!

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Peanut Butter Biscuits–For Dogs

  • 2 + 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 + 3/4 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 C Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 C Oil (olive, coconut, vegetable–whatever you’ve got)
  • 1 C Water

The Method:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine flours, brown sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs and peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix in oil.
  • Add enough water until dough is smooth and workable.
  • Cover dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes
  • Roll out dough to approximately 1/2 inch thickness
  • Cut into shapes and place on pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until biscuits are slightly browned and fairly hard

(They will harden a bit more when cooled).

When cool, store in an airtight container.

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Whether you have an old dog, new dog, red dog, or blue dog, every dog needs a biscuit!

 

Is anyone out there???  If you’re reading this, and you love your pooch, post their stats in the comments!  I want to hear from you dog-lovers!

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29 Comments

    • Awesome, Amanda! So glad to hear it 🙂 Healthy dog treats are the best 🙂

  1. Will have to try these! I feed our dog “real” food too:) Most every meal has rice but then I include a meat & veggie. Usually leftovers so they don’t go to waste & I know what she is eating! Thanks for the treat tip!

    • Kamilla,
      You are such a great Dog-Mama! I have always wanted to make ALL of my dog’s food, but it hasn’t happened yet. Nice work 🙂

  2. Great post – I’ve sent it to my daughter and son-in-law…. they take care of my two awesome grandpuppies and thought they might like your recipe.

    Thanks for sharing – I found you through The Creative HomeAcre!

  3. Looks to be a great recipe! My puppy girl is also in her golden years (soon to be 13 human years). “Tag” has been with me thru thick and thin – even saved my life! She gets healthy dog food and lots of healthy goodies -carrots, apples, etc. I’ll be making her a batch of these goodies, as soon as i can get to the store for the flour. (we’re gluten free around here). Thanks for sharing!!

    • Linda, I am glad to hear from a kindred “old dog” lover! Aren’t they the best?! Husband and I considered only adopting old dogs from here on out. I had a thought, what about just making Tag a GF version of these with whatever you have?

      • We also will only adopt senior dogs in the future. 2 years ago we had to put our 14 yr. old Zoey down. Our 2nd dog was 10 at the time; he really missed her. After a few months, we adopted 10 yr. old Oreo. It was just liked we picked up where we left off with Zoey–already house-broken, very well-behaved, etc. Both are now 12. I know they’ll love these treats. I’m making them today! 🙂

  4. we have 2 rotties, 1-10 yrs, & 1-11 mn., and they both “LOVE” anything peanut butter, so I’ll be making these, and sometimes add carob chips, grated carrot. Thanks for the recipe !!!!

  5. I made this biscuits, I did make some changes tho, used applesauce instead of oil & added a mashed banana-only because it was there- I rolled the dough into logs, chilled & then cut into rounds. baked them as recipe said & then left them in the oven all night. my dog, Waffles, LOVES them. I will be making them again. thank you so much!

    • Margie,
      Thanks for sharing your modifications with us! The applesauce substitution is brilliant. I love modifying recipes and yours is a great one. I am glad Waffles is happy 🙂
      Jerica

  6. We also adopted an old dog and hope that he lives another 7 years! Its hard not know the exact age isn’t it? The treats look easy too I think I will try them out!

    • It is very hard not knowing the age, but in a way–better. Because then I have less to fret over for how much longer she will live. I keep telling myself she is a young dog with mobility issues 🙂 Try the biscuits, you guys will love them!

  7. Our dog, Splotchy, is only 4, but has some arthritis in her back leg.
    I love making treats for her and am definitely going to make these.
    She loves peanut butter!

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