Homemade Dog Cookies

Homemade Dog Cookies

These treats are simple to make and this recipe has only three basic ingredients…

1 cup of flour (any type)
2 ripe bananas
½ cup of peanut butter
*Please note*: it’s very important that you check the ingredients list of the peanut butter before using. If it contains Xylitol do not use it as Xylitol is toxic to dogs.  Organic peanut butters are safe for dogs and are available from the market.

Mash your bananas and stir through the peanut butter. Then add the flour a little at a time while stirring. Next, sprinkle some flour onto your work space and roll out the dough to about a 1cm thickness and press your cookie cutter into the dough to cut the shapes. If you don’t have ‘dog bone’ shape cutters you can use any shape cookie cutter or cut with a knife free-hand to whatever shape you want. Be creative!

Once all of the dough has been cut place your cookies on a tray and pop into the oven at 200c for about 20 minutes or until the cookies are nice and firm for super crunchy cookies. If you have an elderly dog or a small variety pooch that has difficulty with chewing hard foods simply shorten the baking time for softer cookies.

Mashed pumpkin, sweet potatoes or a number of other things can be substituted for the bananas. Some chopped parsley added to the mix can be a nice addition too! 

The cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for approximately one week or kept in the freezer for a longer period.

This is a blog post that I had originally written and published on the Infinite Earth - Organic Market website in January 2019.