Recipe Reviews for Peanut Butter & Oats Dog Biscuits (1-50)



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My dogs favorite recipe!

by Griselda Salinas
(TX)




I also add banana, they sit beside the oven and wait till they are done, they know right away mama┬┤s cooking for them.

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I used Buckwheat Flour for these Great Dog Treats!

by Mindy Gregersen
(Huntington Beach, California)



I used buckwheat flour, and had no problems with the dough consistency. I did not use the egg wash. (I like biscuits to look biscuit-y!) I also only left them in the oven for an hour or so, after baking.

My picky Pit Bull loved them! This recipe only yields about one large baking sheet, so I'm making more. (Lasted about a week.)

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No more store bought treats for Rosie

by Melinda
(Albuquerque, NM)


Our dog Rosie absolutely loves these. She gets a treat every time she comes in from a potty break outside and now she fakes going just to get the treats.

We ran out and bought a quick box of treats at the store to tide her over and she hides them in her crate under her blanket. No more store bought treats for her...lol

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Loved Loved Loved by Lola the Chihuahua

by Angel Rudolf
(Marietta, GA)

hmmm... thinking about it...

hmmm... thinking about it...

hmmm... thinking about it...
OMG these are good!

Lola my Little chihuahua smelled ... wasn't quiet sure ... then was shocked that they were yummy.

I'm so glad I had my camera ready. I got the perfect picture!

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Yummy Cookiez!!

by Nadia Donato
(New York, NY, USA)

Droolz... are they ready yet?

Droolz... are they ready yet?

Thank you so much for this simple, easy and nutritious recipe. I used brown rice flour as one of my dogs is sensitive to wheat. My doggies love them. One of them is VERY finicky and she gobbled them up! I can't get them out of the kitchen now. I think they're addicted. lol I plan on taking some to the dog run this weekend for a tasting. I want to sell them to raise funds for our local shelter. Wish us luck! Thanks again for this gem of a recipe.

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Used a Cookie Press for this dog treat recipe

by Sherry
(Independence, MO)

Peanut butter oatmeal treats through a cookie press

Peanut butter oatmeal treats through a cookie press

I abhor rolling and cutting out dog cookies, so I put the dough in my cookie press and used the flat, ridged disk to press out long ribbons of dough. I then used my pizza cutter to cut them into bite sized pieces.

The final size was about 1 centimeter x 3 centimeters. With the ridges they are easy to break in half to get even smaller sized treats.

They were a little too hard to be used as a quick training dog treat, but next time I won't leave them in the oven overnight. The ones I pulled out a little early to cool and taste test seemed to be slightly softer.

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2 Dewclaws UP

by Ann
(Central Texas)


Central Texas Food Critic

I made this recipe but added about 1/2 c dried cherries and 1 tsp bacon grease. I also used steel cut Irish oats since that's what we use for oatmeal. Treats were enthusiastically received by my Pit Bull and my dog sitter's dogs.

Next time I'll try dried cranberries and will probably follow the suggestion to just shape them like peanut butter cookies. I'll also bake them a little longer but at a slightly lower temperature.

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Loved the cookies!!

Baked up Beautifully!

Baked up Beautifully!

Baked up Beautifully!
My house Chicken

Loved making the cookies for my Westies! My pet chicken also had fun!

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My dogs absolutely loved these

by Sue
(Massachusetts)

Our baby Boss

Our baby Boss

I made some of these for my dogs and also made up some little baggies for coworkers who i know have dogs. The response was amazing - everyone came back telling me how much there dogs enjoyed and now want the recipe! My dogs absolutely loved these. They were easy and fun to make...and great knowing they are not eating treats with a bunch of preservatives in them! Thanks for recipe...can't wait to try some more!

Chef's Comments ~ Yeah! I love hearing that dogs are enjoying homemade dog treats! :) Thank you for sharing your experience and the adorable picture of your Boston Terrier, Boss.

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My dogs loved the easy peanut butter biscuits!!

by Judith
(Litchfield, Ct)

I love my Peanut Butter Treats!

I love my Peanut Butter Treats!

This is my first time making my own biscuits. They were easy to make and the dogs loved them. I will try other types! Thank you!

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Tried the Peanut Butter w/ Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

by Sandra S.
(Beverly, MA)

Checking out the finished product!

Checking out the finished product!

Today was the first time I tried this recipe. It's great that you can make this recipe with ingredients you probably already have in the house!!

The recipe was easy to make and cookies were easy to roll out and cut with a bone-shaped cookie cutter. My daughter and I had a blast making them for our 6-month old Lab puppy Abby.

Abby absolutely loved them! My daughter even tried them and she said they were good! This will definitely be recipe I go back to again and again.

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Loved them!

by Nyxx
(Colorado)

My dog, Bear

My dog, Bear

Now my dog turns up her nose at store-bought treats! I made her some for Christmas by refrigerating the dough I'd colored green and red,then rolling them together jelly-roll style then cut into cute little pinwheels.

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My Shortbread loves these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits with Oatmeal!

by Eileen
(USA)

Where's the biscuits!?

Where's the biscuits!?

I have a 3 year old little girl Cairn Terrier that has very bad skin allergies to corn which unfortunately is in a lot of dog food and treats. We have her on a corn free dog food and have bought special treats in the past.

I never made dog treats before but thought I would give it a go since I do love to bake and cook.

I have never seen Shortbread (that's her name)go so crazy for a treat as she does for these homemade treats. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and I plan on making more of your treats for my fur baby in the future.

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Easy peanut butter oatmeal dog treat recipe


I used this recipe for my first attempt at homemade dog biscuits. They turned out great and my two 80 lb babies loved them! They were nice and crunchy so they stayed fresh for a week.

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Great Treats!

by Heidi
(Minneapolis, MN)


I made these for my pup and as holiday goodie bags for his dog friends. He loves them and they are super easy and simple to make!

I managed to make 3 batches in one afternoon and I'm sure all of our 4 legged friends will be happy when they get their present. They are hard and crunchy which my dog loves.

I'm not going to buy treats anymore!

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Cookie Lovers

by Connie Tailleur
(Carstairs Alberta Canada)


I have two big mastiffs and they love cookies but these cookies, I can't keep them, one of my dogs will block the stairs where I keep them until she gets one.

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Happy Ending

by Ann
(Daytona Beach Fl)

Lady Daisy

Lady Daisy

My dear old friend, Daisy, a 13yr old Shepard mix has had skin issues since birth. We changed her to a no grain diet some time ago, but she was still getting commercial dog bones.

She tolerated them fairly well until recently when she developed a horrible yeast problem. She was just miserable and so were we until I took your easy Dog Biscuit recipe and modified it to suit her needs.

I have used whole grain Barley flour and Buckwheat flour when I could not find Barley. The transformation was amazing! We saw a marked improvement in just three days! We almost made "the call" she was so bad.

Now as you can see she is still bright eyed and bushy tailed, fully in charge of our 2 young Catahoulas.

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My dog Cujo LOVES them!!!!

by Rachel Jones
(Taylor, PA)

My baby-Cujo age 4

My baby-Cujo age 4

Today was the first time I ever made my dog a homemade dog cookie. It was so easy I couldn't believe it!

I didn't have any wheat flour handy so I used white flour. My kids also wanted to help. My dog was licking my fingers with the scent of the dough mix still on them, LOL.

When they were ready to eat she not only took the cookie from me but went up into my room where I heard her crunching! I guess she didn't want to share. She ate about 6 of these today!

Thank you so much!!

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My dogs LOVE these dog treats and I LOVE knowing exactly what I am feeding them!

by MJ


Our "sweet beagle sisters" absolutely LOVE these peanut butter oatmeal dog biscuits. In fact...I ran out (gasp!) and tried to give them some of the store bought biscuits we had leftover...they literally spit them on the floor and walked away! They know what they like!

I have to get a picture of our Casey who "guards" the oven whenever they are baking. It cracks me up every time...she sits there patiently waiting for them to come out of the oven.

I also really like knowing what I am feeding them. I made many batches of these over the holidays and gave them to all of our friends w/ dogs (with the recipe link attached). Now all of our friends are making them too. Thank you for this recipe!

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Dogs 2nd birthday..


My dog loved them. I made them for her and my other 2 dogs for her 2nd birthday and she didn't even hesitate. She even licked the empty peanut butter jar spotless.

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My dog LOVES them!

by Rhonda
(Mandan, ND)

Buddy getting his kitty cookie

Buddy getting his kitty cookie

Buddy getting his kitty cookie
The cookies done

I baked these today, Aug 15, 2012, for the 1st time. Talk about EASY! I am not sure why I haven't been doing this all along! Less expensive and very healthy for my puppy.

I made these with oatmeal flour, the way you described on another page by blending oats to make a flour consistency.

In the end instead of the egg mix brushed over the cookies I used a watered down pure honey mix. Not to sweet but a tiny bit.

Also, mine were a little to done so I will cut down on baking time next time. One pan was burnt and the other almost, but caught that one in time. So for my oven 30 min next time :)

Oh and my dog is a lot like my kids, he liked the batter b4 they were baked. He was begging us for them! :)

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Pampered Golden Retriever

by Alexandra
(Canada)

Cedar snoozzin away on my bed

Cedar snoozzin away on my bed

My golden retriever luuvved these treats! I love the luster that the egg wash gives! She fell asleep so soundly afterward!

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Homemade vs Store bought dog treats

by Melani
(Georgia)


I have had several treats that I purchased to cause my dog to have loose stools. I wanted to try and make some because he has a tendency to want our food when we are eating.

After reading this recipe and the others experiences I decided to tweak mine too. I added a 1/2 can of pumpkin, 1/3 cup of honey, handful of cranberries and a dash of cinnamon. The only difference in the original recipe is that I only had to use 3/4 cup of hot water.

I ended up with 56 cookies and there could have been more but the first half of the batch I didn't roll thin enough. I also did the egg wash too!

The dog stood there while I was making them so I gave him the bowl to lick clean afterwards. If that's any indication he's gonna love them! I can't wait to try them too! :-)

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Use rice flour

by My Geisha
(Texas)


I used brown rice flour and added some ground flax seed as well.

On one occasion I also added some cinnamon and ginger and my chihuahua Star loved them.

No need to roll out the dough I just made tablespoon sized balls of dough and flattened them out to about 1/4 inch and that worked out perfect for me.

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My Mutt Loves Them! He barked at me once they came out of the oven because he knew the dog biscuits were for him.


My 2 year old German shepherd, husky, chow chow mix loves these cookies. He has jaw problems making him unable to chew hard biscuits and these were perfect. I added bananas to make them softer and cooked them for 25 minutes and he loves them.

He barked at me once they came out of the oven because he knew they were for him. Thank you so much.

I'm thinking of baking these and giving the money to a charity I work for any suggestions how to make a bunch of them and store them?

Chef's Comments ~ What a nice idea to bake these for charity. :)

To make a large batch I would start by doubling the recipe. Then take small "pinches" of dough and roll into a ball. Then flatten them to make a cookie shape. I would personally make them small, like the size of a quarter.

The smaller treats will be good for every dog, whether they are a small breed, senior or for a training little treat.

Put as many cookies on a baking sheet as you can fit since the cookies don't spread like human cookies. While the first batch is baking start the next sheet pan of cookies so you can be prepared.

You'll have to experiment with the baking time to make sure you don't burn the smaller cookies. I would start checking them after 10 or 15 minutes.

If you want to bake them in advance I would freeze the baked cookies and then thaw before giving to the charity.

One last suggestion, since you would be making these dog treats for so many different dogs, and since so many dogs are sensitive to wheat, you may want to substitute the whole wheat flour for brown rice flour.

I hope this helps. Happy Dog Treat Baking! :)

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Homemade dog treats as a last resort to potty training

by Kara Brouillette
(Beijing, CN.)

jianbing to the left and milo to the right

jianbing to the left and milo to the right

I have a basset hound who is 3 months old and I just brought him home less than a week ago.

Today I had read that potty training these guys is difficult because they're so stubborn, and the only way to break them is through giving them lots of treats!

I bought some store-brand that he doesn't like whatsoever.

Given that he's still small I could control the texture with these so he's able to eat them. He loves it and I'm using them now to get him excited about the training bit.

I'm a baker myself and enjoy the character behind doing my own breads, cakes, etc at home; making dog treats I never thought of before prior to having a dog but it's a really interesting idea! thanks for your dog treat recipe :)

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These dog treats are a big hit!

by Kimberly
(California)

our doggies and our youngest son

our doggies and our youngest son

our doggies and our youngest son
bite size for little dogs

I made the basic peanut butter treats today.

Followed the directions and then added a half cup of grated carrot. Flattened the dough out and cut it into 1/2" squares and loaded (crowded) them on a cookie sheet.

My little dogs loved the uncooked dough as much as they loved the finished bites. Thanks for a great alternative to bags of $10 treats at the pet store (which they don't always like.)

I'm looking forward to trying the same recipe with green beans, bacon drippings, or pumpkin as the add-in.

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German shepards favorite dog treat

by Kristin
(New Hampshire)


I have two German Shepards and they wait by the oven, they know when I grab the ingredients. Thanks for this recipe it's easy and my dogs love them!

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My dog loves the dog treats!!

by Ana
(PA)

my dog- ghosty

my dog- ghosty

It's super easy to make and my Siberian Husky knows when in cooking it and he dances around in circles :)

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They went crazy for this dog treat recipe!

by Dawn Troglin
(Sandy, Oregon)

Waiting.....

Waiting.....

I made this yesterday for my 6 (yes 6) toy Poodles and my 4 month old Black Lab. Normally they aren't allowed in the kitchen for any length of time but I let them sniff the dough in the bowl before I rolled it out. They went CRAZY!! I felt it was safe to continue :)

I made different shapes and also some rounds that I cut in quarters with a pizza cutter for the little dogs. As soon as the timer went off I had 7 dogs lining up for a treat. Try telling your dogs that they have to wait! I took a few "cookies" off of the cookie sheet and let them cool while I left the rest in the oven to harden. Needless to say, I had some VERY happy dogs!

I will make these again because I always have the ingredients on hand. Thanks for a simple and crowd pleasing recipe!

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To have a dog's Taste Bud's.....

by Deborah
(Lancaster, PA)

Our Dogs

Our Dogs

My granddaughter and I had so much fun, she's the one who found this recipe, what a little dog lover she is! It's very simple to make this dog cookie, and lots of fun too!! Our dogs just LOVED these cookies. They're all natural too, so you can have a try of them!

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Stars' taste bud feedback

by Ann Marie
(Canada)

Star waiting for a sample of a Peanut Butter with oatmeal  treat!

Star waiting for a sample of a Peanut Butter with oatmeal treat!

About 2 years ago I went in search of homemade treat recipes for my doggie Star. She's a Corgi-Chihuahua so she has the body of a corgi and small skinny legs and head type of a Chihuahua.

The Vet said she was in perfect health for a 10 year old dog but she'd like to see Star lose between 3-5 pounds. So we started her on a weight control food, I walk her about 3 km most mornings and I started making homemade treats for her.

The Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit recipe with Oatmeal is one of her favorites and so easy to make!!! When I'm baking them she's in the kitchen with her little nose sniffing...just waiting for a sample!!!! Star says "thanks!!!!!"

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Peanut butter and oatmeal dog treat recipe was amazing

my oatmeal and peanut butter cinnamon type doggie treats

my oatmeal and peanut butter cinnamon type doggie treats

Thanks for this amazing recipe I just finished cooking them and my dog is ecstatic. So, thank you very much. =] I put my own twist on them and added some of her dog food in the middle and made them look like cinnamon rolls.

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PB Oatmeal dog treats
by: kim

My dog loved them. They smelled so good he was waiting by the oven. He was whining for more.

I have decided to bake some for my family and friends dogs for Christmas. Thanks so much for the recipe.

TREATS WITH A TWIST
by: Anonymous

I like the twist on the dog treats I am gonna try it I think my dogs will love it.

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Spectacular! They LOVED the dog treats!

My dog spot just spotted the biscuits

My dog spot just spotted the biscuits

I just cooked the dog treats. The dogs loved them, they included everything an everyday home would have. So I didn't even have to go to the store. LOVED IT!

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Great dog treats for training and anytime!

by Donna Wright
(Rochester, Indiana)

Our Scooter

Our Scooter

I made a double batch of these for my 5 Jack Russells. They love them. I cut them into about a one inch square, and they are just the right size for a training reward. My babies think they need to eat anytime we have something, and these are great. I like knowing what is going into my dogs. So, these fit the bill and they are quick to make.

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Dog Treat Batter Consistency - Wonderful

by Deidre
(Sun City, AZ)


It was a pleasure working with the dough. Everything was right on the first try. I elected to make the balls of dough due to not having a rolling pin. Next time I will use a bottle to roll out the dough but I am ecstatic with this dog treat recipe. My three furry kids will love them as they are treat monsters.

I have spoiled them and reward them at every turn but with this new at home recipe I will be able to monitor the intake and ingredients even more.

Signed Obsessed Furry Kids Mom.

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Ratties love them too!

by Bonnie Richmond
(Bridgeport, PA)

Jerry the taste tester

Jerry the taste tester

Very easy to make and I did have all the ingredients, but I substituted rodent block "flour". When I get to the bottom of their bag of food, there is at least a good handful of this stuff so I used it in place of the flour. Smelled great while baking!

Chef's Comments ~ I love the photo! :) Thanks so much for sharing.

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Can't keep these in the house!

by CJ
(Sanford, Fl)

I originally made these as little round "cakes" to celebrate my service dogs third b-day.

These were gobbled up by Cory, a Golden Retriever, and his 2 friends that live with us. The dogs loved these treats.

I kept all the extras in the refrigerator and they stored well. The recipe made such a nice large batch that sharing through the neighborhood with our doggie friends was possible. The dogs loved the treats so much that we now take turns making the treats and sharing through our doggie "network".

Everyone puts their own twist on the base recipe. I add finely chopped carrots. Another uses rice flour. Another uses some chicken broth. All these minor twists added to the treats are great, but we never vary from the base start.

I cannot express how very glad I came across this recipe. After trying 2 or 3 others, this is the hit in our house.

Just a note, they smell so good baking, that when my husband got home he asked where the peanut butter cookies were? Ha Ha on him.

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I made 3 different types of dog treats with this recipe, so easy and great!

by Hersheys Mom
(La Puente, CA)

I made these and my dogs loved them.

The only thing I changed was I put 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal because I read the reviews and a lot of people said they were to sticky to roll. Mine were perfect and easy to roll.

I did a second batch with apple/carrots pureed in my food processor instead of peanut butter and a third batch with chicken broth instead of water and liver worst instead of peanut butter.

They loved them all. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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Peanut butter alternative?
by: Anonymous

Can you use almond butter?

Chef's Comments ~ Yes, you can substitute almond butter for the peanut butter in this dog treat recipe.

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Cut the dog treat dough out with a pizza cutter

by Loki
(Lakewood, WA)

I don't care what shape they are so my owner rolled them out onto wax paper and cut them into diamond shapes. Easy. Family thought she was baking them cookies but they were all for me!

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Living in Mexico
by: Sherri

So glad I found this recipe. I can get everything to make them here in Mexico where it's difficult if not impossible to buy dog treats. My dog is very happy!

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Great treat for my dogs ... cats loved it too!!

by Andrea Gall
(Phoenix, AZ)

Easy, easy, easy to make. Smells great when they are baking too. My dogs absolutely love these, even my picky Queensland Heeler. My Siamese cat got so jealous of me feeding these to my dogs I finally gave her one ... and she loved it. I am looking forward to trying many more of their treat recipes!

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Say What? Better dog treat recipe.

by Catherine
(Wisconsin USA)

On a different website I saw the exact same recipe and I tried it but it said to bake them at 400 degrees for 15 mins. They never got crunchy. These got crunchy and my dog loved them!

Chef's Comments ~ We try to be a little different than other dog treat recipe sites by testing our recipes to help take the guesswork out of it for you, the home dog treat baker.

I'm glad my recipe worked for you and your dog. :)

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Dog Treat Success!
by: Anonymous

My first try baking dog treats and My dogs loved them - I'm baking them for holiday gifts now for other dogs in our family!

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My Mini Doxies became STALKERS!!!

My miniature Dachshunds stalked me around the kitchen from the time I mixed in the peanut butter.

They delivered toys and blankets to me while I was trying to roll out the dough. Then while we waited on the cookies to bake, they sat in front of the oven or on my lap watching and waiting for the timer to go off.

They danced around my feet while I blew on one so it would cool down enough for them to inhale. They were still thinking about the cookies this morning after I got up, since they were looking at the oven, then running back to whine at me. Thanks so much!!!!

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Make your own oat flour

by Maxie's Mom
(Knoxville)

A few years back I was in charge of the recipe page for a small newspaper. One of my favorite recipes is still Oat Pancakes made by putting regular oats in a blender and making the flour. I have used this process for making oat flour as a substitute for wheat flour in a couple of dog treat recipes. It works just fine and the dogs love it with no tummy aches from allergies.

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Works great!
by: Anonymous

I didn't see your comment originally, but when I went to make dog treats for my boys, (one with allergies) I thought I'd try blending up the oats with my magic bullet and making a flour substitute. It came out nice and fine! I might even try this for human cookies! I did note a little more gumminess but with a few small adjustments to recipes its not a problem at all.

Wheat flour substitute
by: Arlene

I purchase a large container of oats; process it in the blender and return the "flour" to the original canister - well marked, of course. I use this to replace wheat flour which my choc. lab, Daisy, is allergic to.

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This was extremely sticky even when I added water.

I found that this recipe was impossible to roll out. Needless to say, there was a huge mess. How do I solve this? Also, I would like to know how many this recipe should make if you only make the balls. Even through all this, my dog loved them.

Chef's Answer ~ I'm glad to hear your dog loved them, but I'm sorry it didn't go very well.

If you choose to make this recipe again, especially since your dog appreciated your efforts, I have three troubleshooting ideas for you.

1. Try refrigerating your dough for 30 minutes. When dough has a chance to cool it is usually easier to roll out.
2. You will also want to liberally flour the rolling pin and counter where you're rolling the dough. Then, keep dusting with flour if things start sticking.
3. One trick to rolling out dough, that I haven't tried yet, is to place a piece of plastic wrap on your counter, then your dough, then another piece of plastic wrap. Then start to roll out the dough that is now sandwiched between the wrap. If you try this, and it works, please let me know! :)

If you made drop cookies instead of rolling out the dough you should be able to make approximately 3 dozen, 1 1/2" cookies. This number will vary depending on the size of the dog cookie.

I realized after reading your question that I did not have these tips in this recipe. I'll change that so hopefully others won't have the same troubles.

If you still have problems, be sure to let me know! :)

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less sticky if kneaded
by: Lab owner

My dogs adore this cookie. I find if I knead the dough on a silpat for a couple of minutes then the stickiness goes away and the dough rolls out wonderfully.

Sticky dough solution
by: Pam

Just add more flour until it isn't too sticky to roll out. I've made this recipe several times now for my dog. She's pretty particular about her treats in general, which is why I tried homemade ones in the first place. She does seem to like these better when I put in more peanut butter than the recipe calls for. I think I put in a heaping 1/2 cup.

Sticky dough
by: Anonymous

I kneaded flour into the dough before rolling out so it became like the consistency of sugar cookie dough. It worked great and made it very easy to cut out, hope this helps.

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My doggies went crazy for this dog treat recipe!!!

by Carrie
(South Lyon, MI)

These were so easy to make! The dough was a little sticky so I added some oat bran to thicken it up. Instead of rolling them out I shaped them into mini peanut butter cookies with the cross hatch fork impressions. They looked just like people cookies. My little dachshund sat in the middle of the kitchen and cried for them all day!

Chef's Comments ~ That is so precious! Thank you for sharing your experience with the recipe. I'm so glad it was a hit. :)

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Sounds like it's unanimous
by: Sandy

I have 2 shih tzus, and one literally sat by the oven licking his lips while these were baking. I let them sample the raw dough, and they even loved that. Instead of jar peanut butter, I used dry roasted organic peanuts, ground through the processor in the bulk food department at the grocery store. These were a hit, and I'll be making them to give away to visitors to my booth at a trade show this weekend! Great recipe!

These Dog Treats are a Hit!!!!
by: Anonymous

My dog absolutely loved these treats, I made little balls out of them as you suggested but, instead of doing the crosshatch thing i put little peanuts to make them look like little chips inside the cookie. They were so easy I will be sure to make them much more often! :D

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Made several batches of dog treats, now have tips to share

by Kat
(pdx)

I make these treats for two large dogs, one pit bull and one wolf-like mix.

Since they are bigger dogs, I make the treats much thicker and much dryer than the original recipe. If I don't make them really hard/dry and thick, the dogs simply inhale them! They are about an inch thick and an inch and a half around. I bake them for about 10 minutes more than the recipe calls for, turn off the oven, and let them sit on the tray in the warm oven for a couple hours or overnight.

Also, the harder they are, the longer they seem to keep - less moisture to allow for mold.

My biggest tip is to keep them in a paper bag instead of a plastic one and they will last longer. The plastic bags or containers hold in the moisture.

Adding more water to the recipe will make it more sticky. Adding more flour or oats to the recipe will make it less sticky. Also, try rolling the dough out on top of oats instead of on top of flour, it works well for me.

The dogs I make these for prefer these treats to any other treat they're offered!

Chef's Comments ~ Thank you so much for your tips, and I'm glad you and your dogs are enjoying your baking efforts! :)

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Thicker Dog Treats?
by: Meeghan

We also have three large dogs at home and most of their play mates are bigger than 40 lbs. We tried making the cookies bigger at first, with bigger cutters, but they simply don't keep well as there is too much moisture.

We never thought to try them bigger, since that didn't seem to work.. but I will have to try our next batch with your dimensions and see how it goes!

My only concern is their weight - we went smaller thinking that they wouldn't eat so many, but then of course they just get more cookies!

Thanks for the great idea!

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Great AND simple dog treat recipe!

by Janie
(Delta, CO USA)

I had outdated peanut butter and oatmeal and wanted to use them up and found your recipe on the Internet. First of all, thanks for creating a very simple recipe. These are SO easy. I think it takes around 10-15 minutes to mix up the batch and cut them out with cookie cutters.

My dogs LOVE these! Since they are fresh, and you keep them fresh in your fridge or freezer, they retain their hardness, which is great for their teeth.

They also make a great gift for your dog-loving friends. I have made several batches and I think they now know when they smell them baking in the oven LOL.

I priced them out and for my generic ingredients, the cost comes out to be around $1.60 a batch. If I bought the ingredients at a warehouse chain, it would be even less. Thanks again for keeping it simple AND great!

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This made some GRRRRRReat dog training treats....

by Gene
(Atlanta)

I made this recipe up with the homemade oat flour suggestions, and added a little bit of honey and molasses.

Then I hand formed the dough into a dozen, roughly-square, cookies about 2-1/2" across. Before I put them into the oven I took a sharp knife and ran 3 slices down and 3 slices across each cookie and then baked per the recipe. This ended up making 192 little square treats to use for training.

All of my dogs love them so much that they sit around in a semi-circle watching me make them up. They have come to associate the baking peanut butter smell with the treats, and they sit around the oven and wait for them to finish baking. Thanks so much for the recipe!!!

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When it comes to treats for Monte it is these cookies or none at all

by Stacey Gilbert-Neitz
(Yellowknife, NT, Canada)

I have a miniature poodle, Monte. I made these dog biscuits when he was a pup as a training tool, so I made them smaller than normal, about the size of a quarter and broke off pieces during the lesson. He learned very well, loving the treats.

Monte still, almost two years later will not eat any store bought treat, not even the bacon flavored or any of the more expensive ones. He will take the other treats then politely puts them on the floor looking disgusted.

For me, these cookies are fairly guilt free as they don't include dyes, colours or other fillers. When it comes to treats for Monte it is these cookies or none at all. Thank you for putting this recipe on your site.

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