Happy Holidays to all ! – Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits Recipe

Everyone is so busy, shopping, cooking and cleaning. But let’s not forget our pups!

The holidays are always about hustling and bustling at work, around the house, hectic mall and preparing for the family feasts, large and small. This year has been especially chaotic for us and we found ourselves feeling awfully guilty about neglecting the pups. Long days at work have taken away from all the play and dog walking time. Sierra and Dante watch us as we stumble through the door, with tired feet and voices. But now matter how much energy we’re lacking in, they make up for it with grand enthusiasm when we come home. Or maybe they were just hungry…

No matter how draining a long work day has been, seeing their energy and happiness when we come home is revitalizing. A dogs love and loyalty is priceless.

For Christmas, we do all we can to make it up to them and to thank them for being such loving companions and friends. We forget and forgive all of the torn shoes and pillows Sierra chomped through, and Dante’s food-stealing-late-night-snoring antics are easily overlooked. We love our pups, no matter how shoeless and sleepless they leave us. They are our family.

So for Christmas all dogs deserve homemade dog biscuits. They’re made from fresh ingredients and are so simple to make that your dogs will love you for life! These homemade dog biscuits are a variation off of our flax seed dog biscuits. With the addition of peanut butter that dogs love so much, they devour these peanut butter biscuits in seconds! Show your dogs how much you love them and bake them the best peanut butter dog biscuits in the world! Well, at least Dante and Sierra think they’re the best!

“oh we love peanut butter biscuit treats!”

From our family to yours, we wish you all a joyful Holiday Season. Thank you all for your friendship, support, thoughtful comments and insights throughout the year. It’s because all of you that bring this blogging community together and you’ve all enriched our lives in endless ways. Thank you so much for your continuing inspiration and love. Merry Christmas friends!

lots of love to you all,

todd, diane, dante & sierra

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 340g (2 3/4c) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 340g (2 3/4c) All-Purpose Flour
  • 30g (2T) Brown Sugar
  • 5g (1t) Sea Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g (1c) Peanut Butter
  • 80ml (1/3c) Vegetable Oil
  • 235 ml (1c) Water


  1. Combine flours, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.  Add eggs and peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  2. Mix in oil.  Next add enough water until dough is smooth and workable.
  3. Cover the dough and set aside for 15-20 min. to relax.
  4. preheat oven to 375º F & line a couple sheet pans with baking paper
  5. Roll out dough to about 3/8"-1/2" thick. Cut to desired shaped then put on sheet pans.
  6. Bake for approx. 40 min. or until biscuits are slightly browned and fairly hard (they will harden a touch more when cool.)  Set aside to cool then treat the pups liberally.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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Recipe Note for Salt: All recipes containing salt are based on kosher or sea salt amounts, not table salt. If using table salt, reduce the amount used to taste.

Your pups might also love these homemade flax seed dog biscuits.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. 1st Mate

    Hello to you! Can’t believe how lucky I was to come across your web page. I will make these treats today for my “kids” — 2 Jack Russell “TERRORS” , Leo and Pippi, who look like sweet angels when they are curled up & asleep . I hate buying treats because of the awful additives used.
    I did have one question: I wanted to try adding variety by creating different thicknesses, sizes,
    and vary the degree of chewiness , any ideas?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      We’ll make different sizes all the time for the pups now. If you go thicker or thinner, adjust the baking times accordingly to bake them until fairly firm. They will had just a touch of give to them in the oven then will harden once they cool. If they are cooked less and cool soft, they will be fine except they may spoil if there is too much moisture left. For shapes, any cookie cutter, small circles are nice for dog walking treats, or we’ll cut them into strips using a fluted pasta wheel cutter. We have some examples on our flax dog biscuit recipe here. Have fun!

  2. roxanne

    Happy Holidays!

    I make a version of these for my 4 legged nieces and nephews and they all love them. I roll mine out very thin, though, and bake them for a shorter period of time. I use my bone shaped cookie cutter, but they also seem to like the different shaped cookies I make for them. (I picked up a TON of vintage cookie cutters at a yard sale for $1 and go to town with my puppy biscuits.) If you have just a bit of dough left over, and don’t want to try to squeeze out any more shapes (and so the dough does not get too tough), you can make small balls and smoosh them down with a fork, in the classic peanut butter cookie shape. I call mine “woofie wafers” and the little ones adore them!

  3. Kali

    Can you frost these with a peanut butter dog frosting also? My pup is graduating from puppy school and id like to make “special” treats for all the pups!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Sure. That would be so cute. Just don’t keep the frosted ones in your pocket!
      T & D

  4. Megan Strand

    I just wanted to say the my dog Lila loves these biscuits. I have changed one thing and that’s I roll them out much thinner. This way I get at least fifty treats and I store them in a ziploc container. She doesn’t like the big thick treats (too hard to chew, although I beginning to think this is just being spoiled on her part because she can certainly chew through all her toys and any bed I buy her.) 🙂 Silly labbie!

  5. michele

    These photos are adorable and it’s great to see dogs lucky enough to get home-baked treats. For anyone else making these (or the flax biscuits) — the sugar is not only unnecessary flavor-wise for dogs, it’s really not nutritionally wise. Dogs do not need carbs — dog food companies add sugar to their food for the same reason human food is sugared-up — it makes the eater keep eating. Unlike humans, however, dogs will eat a sugar-free cookie as happily as the sweetened variety! One of the benefits of home-made treats, after all, is avoiding all the fillers that commercial brands use (my personal favorite — stinky treats like “pizza-flavored” that then require you to buy breath-freshening treats as well…). You also might consider replacing the wheat with a gluten-free flour, as many dogs react poorly to the what (itchy skin, digestive issues). You can make your own oat flour by grinding up oats in a processor if you don’t want to buy rice or bean flour. I make pb dog treats with gluten-free flours and dogs love them!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Awesome suggestions michele. Don’t know why I wasn’t considering those things, even though I know them to be true in the back of my head. Time to make up a new doggy biscuit recipe.

  6. Geddy Lee the ACD

    These peanut butter biscuits are sooo good and were soooo easy for my grandpa to make. The only liberty he took on the second batch was to substitute one egg with 1 tbsp of milled flax seed and 3 tbsp of water since the flax seed helps my digestion.
    Thanks so much, gotta go rustle up some cattle now!

  7. Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro

    Our dog, Britta, thanks you for both the recipes 🙂 Also, she wants to know if she can still get on Dante and Sierra’s friend-list. Here’s a link to her photo-page:


    We’ll be trying them this week; Happy New Year!!!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Your welcome! Happy puppies are good puppies. Or is that dirty puppies? I guess it depends who is answering.
      Unfortunetly Dante & Sierra have been absent bloggers, but if we get to take the time to start posting again, we’ll have them add Britta on.
      Happy New Year!

  8. Dawn

    Stop it! I can’t take the pup pictures. The faces, those juicy jaws… Okay, don’t stop — I have to get my boxer fix somehow now that ours is in pup heaven. 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Dawn- aww, thanks. Boxers are great dogs and Sierra is so loveable!

  9. Nicole Spasiano

    the pictures of your dogs are adorable!!!!!!!
    This year we had our dogs posing with santa in his sleigh. Dogs really are the best even when they are acting up.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Nicole- posing your dogs with santa and his sleigh sounds adorable! We wanna see!

  10. Emily Green

    OK, I’m a hardened reporter. Or was before I read this and disappeared into a puddle of dog love. Someone please reconstitute me.

  11. Tokyo Terrace

    I know that feeling of guilt- when you have been gone all day knowing that your dog is patiently (or not so patiently) awaiting your return. The great thing is that dogs seem to have endless love for us no matter what. They may get put out occasionally, but overall they are hopelessly devoted. Especially when you make delicious treats for them. Good move!

  12. lynn @ the actors diet

    woof! happy holidays!

  13. Phoo-D

    Aww…they are so cute patiently waiting for their treats =). Oscar would love a batch of these in his stocking! Happy holidays from Mr. B and I, and may 2010 be a great year for you both.

  14. Tamar

    I want to make these, and I don’t even have a dog — they look reasonably healthful, not too sweet, lots of peanutty flavor. I figure if you cut them into little hearts instead of little bones, nobody’ll know the difference.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Tamar- Humans can eat these too! although they’re not as sweet and the texture is tougher, all the ingredients are natural and healthy. Go for it and make yourself a batch! 😉

  15. Barbara

    Love that photo! What in the world did you say to get them to sit there so perfectly still….and looking right at you, ignoring their treats?

  16. Sheetal

    Awww … look at those cute, faces! They are absolutely adorable!! And those biscuits are so sweet … if it weren’t for the peanut butter (allergic unfortunately) I wouldn’t mind grabbing a couple myself 😉

  17. Tartelette

    Dante and Sierra are such awesome pups. And yes, once a pup, always a pup. Ask ours 🙂

    I trust that you had a wonderful Christmas and hope that you were able to catch some rest.

  18. chika

    gosh, i misspelled your names in my comment above – both of you! sorry. must be all the booze… from the fruitcake…

    anyways; happy holidays!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Chika- no worries! happy holidays to you !

  19. chika

    Helloooo Dianne and Tod,

    I’m amazed that you managed to take the lead photo here – the pups sit there utterly patiently with those yummy-looking treats right in front of them! lol. Besides, the cookies look (and sound) soo good, making me wonder if I can eat them, too…? 😉

    I’ve had big fun following your adventures and daily murmurs along with gorgeous photos here, and it was wonderful meeting you both in person in Tokyo. Hope you are having great time over the holidays – and come back here all recharged and refreshed! -c x

  20. Barb

    Found another recipe in your comments, so posted about that, and linked your two (which I plan to make soon). Thank you

  21. Jessica@FoodMayhem

    The pictures with Dante and Sierra are just too cute. You could sell posters!

    Merry Christmas!

  22. White on Rice Couple

    Pam – We’re not 100% sure, but are pretty certain that these biscuits are kitty friendly too! You never know about cats! 😉 Happy Holidays to you!

  23. pam

    My kitty cats want to know where their treats are!

    Merry Christmas!

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