Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Homemade Dog Biscuits by Raine English

I began cooking for my dogs years ago when one of them developed stomach issues. That also happened to be around the time all those pet food recalls began. And believe it or not, they’re still an issue. Just last week there was one, and the week before that too. I’ve spent hours in the kitchen baking chickens, boiling sweet potatoes, and making rice. Most people aren’t willing to go to that extreme, but there is something you can do to help keep your pet safe. A lot of the recalls involve dog treats. Instead of buying them, try making them yourself. A favorite of mine is peanut butter dog biscuits. They’re quick and easy. Just follow the recipe below for a healthy treat your dog will love.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits  
Makes about 3 dozen biscuits

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. In another bowl, microwave the peanut butter for a few seconds to soften it, whisk in the milk, then slowly stir in the flour and baking powder. Flatten the dough to about ½-inch thickness and cut into 1 ½-inch squares.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then turn over biscuits and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Store in a covered container.


USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Raine English writes sweet small-town romance, paranormal, and Gothic romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne de Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have made the Top 100 Bestseller lists at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To learn more about Raine, visit her website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. This is a great idea, and looks easy. I no longer have dogs, but when I get another, I'll try this.

  2. I just read Janet Evanovich's Road to Romance, and the main character writes dog recipe books!

  3. My dog loves them, but I've had to hide them. Bailey was driving me crazy. He kept going in the kitchen and wouldn't stop barking until I gave him one.

  4. Our dogs LOVE peanut butter. I'm definitely going to make these. Sage and Elmo will be so happy! :)

  5. Our dogs LOVE peanut butter. I'm definitely going to make these. Sage and Elmo will be so happy! :)

  6. This looks like something my puppy would absolutely love! Baking some this weekend. Thanks! :)

  7. Raine, after the reading the list of ingredients, I think I'd be tempted to eat these myself!