These Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are easy to make and have just 4 simple ingredients (no mystery ingredients here - you could even eat them!). I've never met a dog that didn't love them!
Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: Dog Food
Servings: 5dozen biscuits (will vary depending on the size cookie cutter you use)
Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
¼cuppeanut butter, **see Important Note below
3cupsbrown rice flour (plus a little extra for when you roll out the dough)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well until a ball of dough forms (the dough will be moist and a little sticky).
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a disc shape with your hands. Lightly flour the top of the dough and your rolling pin. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Note: If you don't have a lot of counter space, divide the dough in half and work in two batches.
Cut out your biscuits using your favorite cookie cutter shape (I use a bone shape that is about 3 inches wide and 1 inch high). Place the biscuits on a large baking sheet (I use a baking sheet that is about 14 x 20 inches, and they all fit on there. Use two baking sheets if you need to). Re-roll the dough scraps and cut out more biscuits, repeating until you use all the dough.
Poke holes in the center of each biscuit with a fork.
Bake in the center of the oven for 1 hour or until the biscuits are dry and hard. To test, carefully press down on them. There should be no give. Note: If you are using two pans and two oven racks, rotate the pans halfway through the baking time.
Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. Allow the biscuits to cool completely on the pan.
Store the biscuits in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks. For longer storage, store in the freezer.
Baking time and quantity of biscuits may vary depending on the size biscuits you make.
I recommend using a light-colored baking sheet to make sure that the biscuits don't get too brown before they are dry and crunchy.
**Important Note: Check the ingredients in your peanut butter to make sure it does not contain xylitol, a sweetener which is toxic to dogs. Most peanut butters do not contain it, but there are some that do, so please double check just to be sure!
If you have any concerns about feeding your dog any of the ingredients contained in this recipe, please consult your veterinarian.