Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes

"Six Easy Ways to Feed Love To Your Cocker Spaniel"

Homemade dog biscuit recipes are fun and easy to make and the added bonus is that you can be sure that what you're putting into your pet's cookies (and into your dog) is wholesome and nutritional - no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Try our recipes for homemade dog treats today and you'll soon have your Cocker Spaniel eating out of your hand!

1: Peanut Butter And Bacon Crunchies

This is one of the best homemade dog treats we've ever made!

My Cocker simply loves them - he now recognizes the tempting aroma when they're baking in the oven and won't leave the kitchen until they're ready.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (255g) peanut butter (smooth with reduced sugar and salt if possible)
  • 2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup (30g) rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) non-fat or semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 3 medium strips of cooked, crisped bacon, chopped.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 320 degrees F/160 degrees C/Fan oven 140C/Gas Mark 3.

  2. Mix the peanut butter, egg and milk together in a large bowl. You might need to use a whisk to remove the lumps and help form a smooth paste.

  3. Combine all the dry ingredients (oats, baking soda, and flour) and sift into the peanut butter mixture, then add the bacon bits and stir until it begins to stick together, forming a dough. It might be easier to use your hands at this stage to nead it into a firm dough.

  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the depth of a coin (about 1/4") and cut into desired shapes. I have a cute bone shaped cutter that I use, but you could simply cut it into squares if you wish.

  5. Arrange the shapes on to baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and check the undersides, they should be lightly browned. If not, give them a few more minutes then turn them over and put them back into the oven for another 10 minutes.

You can let these cool in the oven or on a cooling rack, before storing them in the refrigerator for up to 6/7 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months.


2: Salmon Crackers

This particular homemade dog biscuit recipe is a particular favorite of Max's because he loves fish!

As well as the obvious benefits of home made dog treats, the salmon and mackerel in this recipe provide added nutritional benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.

You can easily adapt this recipe by adding or substituting other ingredients according to your dog's individual taste - if your dog loves cheese, why not grate some and add a small handful to the mix?

Ingredients:

Homemade dog biscuit recipes made the best tasting dog treats!
  • 1 standard can salmon or mackerel, with bones, liquid and skin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Mash the fish to a pulp and add the oil and beaten egg.

  3. Add the flour and combine into a workable dough, then roll it out onto a floured surface to the desired thickness and cut into bite-size pieces or use a cookie cutter.

  4. Place cookies on non-stick or parchment covered baking tray and cook for 20 minutes, then cool completely.

These tasty dog treats should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or may be frozen.


3: Savory Peanut Butter Treats

Peanut butter is a high value reward for just about any dog and is ranked as one of the top ten best dog foods. The next two homemade dog biscuit recipes are incredibly easy to make.

One is savory, the other is more of a sweet cookie (you might even be tempted to ask your pet to share them with you).

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Cream the peanut butter and stock together.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder, then gradually add the flour to peanut butter mixture until you have a stiff dough, add a little more flour if it's necessary.

  4. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch on a floured surface, then use cookie cutters or a knife to cut into desired shapes.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes (longer for crunchier cookies) on an un-greased cookie sheet.

Cool completely before serving, and store in an air tight container to keep them fresh. You can also freeze these delicious dog treats for up to 3 months, although they never last that long in our household!


4: Crunchy Peanut Bites

This is another one of our best homemade dog biscuit recipes - my dog goes mad for them!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter;
  • 3 large eggs;
  • 1/2 cup molasses;
  • 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or unbleached white);
  • 1 and 1/2 cups oatmeal;
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 C/Gas Mark 5.

  2.   Lightly oil a mixing bowl and then add the first three ingredients: peanut butter, eggs and molasses and mix until it goes creamy.

  3. In a separate bowl combine the remaining three: flour, oatmeal and baking powder.

  4. Add dry ingredients gradually to peanut butter mixture and stir (if you're using a blender, mix at medium speed) until well blended into a firm dough.

  5. Roll into small bite-sized balls.

  6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown.

This is perhaps one of the easiest and quickest homemade dog biscuit recipes so far and I know your Cocker Spaniel will love them!


5: Baby Food Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 ounce jar liver or beef baby food
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 2/3 cup non-fat dry milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.

  3. Drop the mixture, a teaspoon at a time, onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

  4. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

This homemade dog biscuit recipe is great for kids to make (under supervision of course) because it's so simple and they can see the results of their handy-work in minutes!


6: Oat and Honey Dog Biscuit Treat


This is another simple but tasty homemade dog biscuit recipe you'll be tempted to share with your pooch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4.

  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon and oatmeal together in a large bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the honey and water together. Make a well in the center of the flour and and slowly mix the honey and water in with dry ingredients until you have a stiff dough. You can add more flour if you think it's necessary.

  4. Roll out, about 1/2 inch thick, on a floured surface, then cut into shapes and place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are lightly browned.

  5. Cool completely on racks and store in airtight containers.

  6. Great tasting dog biscuits don't have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive. 

Good, wholesome ingredients and a sprinkling of love make for good, wholesome treats for your cocker spaniel.

If you'd like to leave a comment about any of our recipes, or if you'd like to share a couple of homemade dog biscuit recipes of your own, we'd love to hear from you.



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