Homemade peanut butter dog treats are the perfect Christmas gift for your fur baby! This four-ingredient recipe is easy to make and is healthy for your puppy.
Merry Christmas to me! I just got my very first puppy! His name is Hudson and he is a golden retriever. It was only a matter of time before I started baking dog-friendly treats, right?
My family always had a golden retriever running around when I was growing up. Since moving from Connecticut to Charlotte, North Carolina, I missed having a four-legged friend around so I got one of my own!
I picked up Hudson right after Thanksgiving and he has been fully immersed in my Christmas obsession since. Case in point, he was the recipient of these homemade peanut butter dog treats cut into Christmas shapes using mini cookie cutters!
Needless to say, Hudson loved his homemade dog treats. They have his favorite ingredient—peanut butter! The biscuits also include pumpkin purée, which is easy for puppy tummies to digest. The whole wheat flour and eggs provides fiber and protein, respectively.
Just like Christmas cookies you would make for yourself, the dog treats are rolled out and cut into shapes using Christmas cookie cutters! Amazon has mini ones, which are the perfect size for our fur babies.
The shapes include Christmas trees, stars, snowflakes, candy canes and more! If you’re making these any other time of year, try a circle cookie cutter or a biscuit shaped one.
Use homemade dog treats for training or simply as a “good boy treat” whenever he’s looking cute. I’m a sucker for the puppy dog eyes! Surely there will be more canine-friendly recipes to come.
If Hudson is any indication on how good these peanut butter treats are, I’m sure your pupper will enjoy them too! And if your dog has any gluten intolerance, oat flour is an excellent substitution to make gluten free dog treats.
Tools you need to make homemade peanut butter dog treats: