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Easy Baked Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs

Confession: I’ve had these cookie cutters for years and never used them.

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That all changed yesterday, when I decided to make DIY Christmas cookies for our dogs and their doggy friends.

I started with a recipe on Pinterest that required just four ingredients.

I only had three of those ingredients on hand, but I played recipe jazz and found success anyway.

Hint: You can almost always substitute yogurt for milk!

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Is it wrong to give a dog cat-shaped cookies?

You can check out Brown Eyed Baker’s original recipe for Peanut Butter Doggie Bones.

Here’s my adapted recipe:

Baked Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups flour (whole wheat preferred – I used a mixture)
  2. 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  3. 1 cup peanut butter (natural preferred – I only had Jif)
  4. 1 cup plain yogurt
  5. water as needed

Directions:

Mix wet ingredients (except water) and dry ingredients separately and then combine in one big bowl. Stir thoroughly. Add a little water if batter seems to dry or lumpy. Once the mixture is smooth, roll out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out shapes with your favorite cookie cutters. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees (F) for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a cookie rack, and then store in an airtight container. Yield depends on the size of your cookie cutters.

peanut butter dog cookies

Om nom nom

The next time I make these cookies, I will probably add cinnamon and maybe mini carob chips.

I gathered up several baggies of 10 or so cookies each for some of Scooby, Luke and Charlie Machete’s favorite friends.

At Zach’s family Christmas celebration last night, Echo the elderbelle and hot Roxy (aka Charlie Machete’s girlfriend) approved.

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Do you make holiday cookies – for people or pets? Share you story in the comments.

Don’t feel like baking? Try my no-bake peanut butter dog treat recipe!
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