Homemade Dog Treats

Use different shaped cookie cutters to make for any holiday!

This month the theme for our blog is all about saving money.  If you have a pet, you know that you spend so much extra money on food, treats, and toys.  So why not make your dog homemade treats with ingredients that are already in your pantry.  I made them recently as a Christmas treat for our German Shepherd and he couldn’t get enough of them.  He would have eaten the whole bag all at once if we let him.  My treats turned out pretty big, but for smaller dogs you can roll them thinner and use smaller cookie cutters for a petite treat.




Homemade Dog Treats

Merry Chistmas!

Recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter

1/4 cup honey

1 1/2 tablespoons Kelapo coconut oil

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and chicken broth. In a separate bowl, combine flours and oatmeal. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Place dough on flour dusted surface. Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick. Use a small cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Roll out leftover scraps and cut out as many as possible. Put cut out cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.


– JR

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50 Comments Post a comment

  1. coco burdette
    April 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    i cant wait to make these there expensive in stores this will be great

  2. April 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I’m so interested in the beauty choices I can try with coconut oil!

  3. Jasmine
    April 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I’m excited to try this recipe out! My pup has a sensitive stomach so she can’t have a lot of the cheap snacks at the store. I’m sure she will love them. I just have to hide them from my kids. lol

  4. Sheri
    April 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    It’s hard to believe this is for the dogs – sounds good.

  5. kelsey h
    April 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    LOVE THIS! im going to try with the sample i request for my two fur babies!

  6. April 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Yay….. I look forward to trying this!!!

  7. Leslie
    April 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I totally want to make these!

  8. Alecia
    April 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I love making my own dog treats and would love to try making them with coconut oil. I have been wanting to try coconut oil but the price has stopped me.

  9. Heather
    April 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This recipe sounds great, I’m going to make them for my dog!

  10. Megan
    April 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This is a really great idea and a fantastic gift for people with pups 🙂

  11. london ingoglia
    April 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Going to try this for sure. Thanks for offering a free sample. Can’t wait.

  12. london
    April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    : )

  13. April 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Awesome! I’d love to share the benefits of coconut oil with my puppy!

  14. Angie
    April 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I would love to try a sample as well as this recipe!

  15. Maria Rodriguez
    April 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Great recipe for nutritious dog treats.

  16. jessie
    April 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I would love to try this for my dogs

  17. Angie
    April 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I wonder if this would work with rice flour or some other substitute. Dogs can’t digest wheat flour, and mine is allergic! I’ll try it with something better for him! Sounds like a great recipe otherwise! Very cute!

    • Karen
      August 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Angie I was wondering if you had tried the recipe with the rice flour? My dog also can’t have wheat.

  18. Jen
    April 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Wonderful blog with useful articles.I would like to get sample of coconut oil.

  19. Leslie K.
    April 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Fizzy will LOVE THIS!! Thank you!!

  20. Jea
    April 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I’m always looking for healthy options for my dogs! I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try.

  21. Beth Campbell
    April 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I can’t wait to try some of these unique recipes!! Even the dog treats for my dogs!! They deserve great taste too!!

  22. Kim G.
    April 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Can’t wait to try these after I get my free sample 🙂

  23. Chyleene
    April 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I have been reading of the benefits of coconut oil and look forward to trying your product!

  24. April 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    If i got a sample of kelapo I would so make these. I foster animals & would love to try this with my foster dogs. Thank you!

  25. Michele
    April 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    What an interesting application for coconut oil. Who thinks of this stuff? I’ve got to try this one, thanks for the great ideas!!

  26. April Clark Trent
    April 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    We just got a new puppy for my daughter’s birthday, and having been looking for a good recipe for homemade dog treats. Can’t wait to try this!

  27. Lisha
    April 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Looking forward to trying coconut oil.

  28. Justine
    April 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I would love to try coconut oil! Unfortunately I have never seen it in stores!

  29. April 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I’m going to make this for our dog. Like Angie, I think I’ll skip the wheat flour and use a gluten-free flour instead.

  30. Marilynn
    April 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I cannot wait to make these for my dogs and granddogs.

  31. Kathie
    May 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Definitly going to try this! Toby and Lily will love them!

  32. Robert Miglio
    June 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I live in Windermere ,Fl. Where can I find your product?

  33. Sue
    September 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Great recipe. My dogs love these treats! Thank you!!

    • September 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Sue, so glad you tried the recipe and we’re thrilled to hear your dogs loved them 🙂

  34. Debbie
    August 16, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I won’t put whole wheat in these cookies. I’m putting in Brown Rice flour. So much better for our dogs. I won’t even eat whole wheat.

    • August 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

      How did they turn out Debbie? Thanks for the tip!

    • Shirley
      August 19, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      My dog is allergic to grains, so I would like to try these with oat flour or the brown rice flour.

  35. Pam
    March 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I thought the flour and oats would be bad… Carbs.. turn to sugar and the sugar feeds the yeast? I’m currently in the process of making home made dog food to help relieve our boxer’s non stop itching and shedding. He has a yeast overgrowth ( we think). I want to be certain that this treat won’t defeat the whole purpose. Thanks

    • March 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm


      You may want to contact your vet to see if this would be harmful towards your dog’s condition. Hope you were able to tweak the recipe.

  36. lisa
    April 14, 2015 at 2:16 am

    How do you store these and how long can they be stored?

    • April 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm


      You can store these in the refrigerator or at room temperature. I would say keep them no longer than two weeks. Hope you liked them!

  37. Kelly
    November 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I made these treats and they turned out great! Very easy recipe and my dog ? loved them❤️

    • April 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Kelly, Thank you for sharing! We are so happy to hear that your pup loved them! 🙂

  38. February 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Do these need to be refrigerated after you make them?

  39. February 15, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Hi Ella! You can store these in the refrigerator or at room temperature. I would say keep them no longer than two weeks.

  40. September 13, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I made these and my dog loved them. I switched most of the flour to oat flour to minimize the wheat and it worked great. My kids also thought they looked tasty but I made them separate cookies!! I’ll be making these again for our pup. Great recipe.

  41. March 6, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Hello ,
    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check out your website. I like it!
    I love pets. I have two beautiful that cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother to her. 🙂
    Keep up the good work on your blog.
    Jim Fox

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