Dog Biscuits

April 24, 2009

You’ve seen Bo, the new dog in the White House, right? Bo already has his own Wikipedia entry. Bo gets a lot of press. I thought that our Portuguese Water Dog, Sara, should get a little press of her own, so I made her some dog biscuits and asked her to be my taste-tester.


Taste test notes: Two paws up! Why don’t I get to eat the whole batch at once?

I tried to get a picture of her eating one, but she’s fast. So here’s a picture of her when she’s not eating a dog biscuit.


Recipe Notes:  I cut the recipe in half and used an egg yolk for the half an egg. Using a 2.5″ bone-shaped cutter, I got about 25 biscuits. Since these were small, they were very crunchy after baking for 1.5 hours.

Dog Biscuits

Recipe adapted from IKEA

3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 275°

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, mix the flour, oats, wheat germ, and dry milk.  In a blender or food processor, blend the water, peanut butter, and egg until smooth, then mix into the dry ingredients. The dough will be stiff.

On a floured cutting board, roll the dough to 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 1/2 hours.  For crispier biscuits, bake an additional 30 minutes.


  1. I’ve made homemade dog biscuits before, but who knew IKEA had a recipe? Would you believe that the only copper cookie cutters I’ve ever bought were dog shpaes?

    Tell Sara that she did an excellent job as taste tester. Please quote her more often! My dogs say “hi!”

  2. How fun!

  3. Sara looks as though she is running thin on patience, laying pretty while you take the pic but she wants a damn treat!! 🙂

    I’ve always wanted to make my own treats but I can’t find a recipe without weird stuff in it! This one might be the key!! Thanks for sharing!

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