Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Today I made cookies for the dog.

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Because I love my dog and she needed some cookies.

In all the baking melee I have noticed that Lucy noticed that none of the treats were for her.

Homemade Dog Treats

This is her, “I love you, give me cookies,” face.

To be fair, Lucy isn’t a beggar. Unless I am eating almonds. My pretty girl loooooves almonds. She can be dead-to-the-world coma napping on the couch and if I open the cabinet over the stove where all the baking goodies and snacks are stashed, her ears perk up just the tiniest bit. If I grab the green resealable bag of almonds she is standing in front of me, just like this, before I can blink.

So I thought almond flour would be a perfect addition to some Lucy Girl treats.

Some dogs can’t handle grain. If that is the case, almond flour is the way to go. Lucy isn’t bothered by much and she is very fit and trim, so she was fine when we tried these treats out with whole wheat flour too.

Homemade Bacon Dog Treats

 

Dog cookies are so easy!!

I tried to get photos of Lucy eating her treats but she was looking kind of snaggle-tooth crazy and I thought she might be embarrassed. She pretty much did everything I said after she realized I made treats just for her though. We nailed lay down, roll over, happy feet, and crawl all in the span of about 10 seconds and all I did was point at the floor.

Magic cookies.

Dog Treats with Peanut Butter

 

—->>>> Footnote: Norma Jean and Gidget were pretty into these too. I think it’s the bacon. <<<<—-

5.0 from 1 reviews

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats
 
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Easy homemade treats your dog will love! Just a few natural ingredients and some cookie cutters and you are well on your way to a happy puppy!!
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Serves: about 36 medium-sized treats
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups almond flour or whole wheat flour (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Beat the chicken broth and peanut butter until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and beat. The mixture will look smooth and sort of fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Stir in the crumbled bacon. Knead the dough a little to get the bacon pieces evenly distributed throughout.
  5. Press or roll the dough out to about ¼” thick.
  6. Cut the dough out using cookie or biscuit cutters and place on an ungreased baking sheet about an inch apart.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, flip the treats, and bake for 15 more minutes.
  8. Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Notes
Almond flour is not quite a 1:1 substitution ratio for whole wheat flour and not all dogs can tolerate grain in their diet. If your dough seems too wet, just add flour a tablespoon or so at a time until you have a workable consistency. The dough should be smooth and very pliable — it’s easier to work with than most cookie dough!

Adapted from Paula Deen’s Bodeen’s Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

12 Responses

  1. Your dog is adorable!! I know I should make these for my Roxy, instead of just letting lick up my baking messes as I make them! She’d be so happy. I suspect my kids would sample them first!
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  2. My dog is a total beggar! If he even thinks you might go to the kitchen, he runs in and then stops and looks up at me waiting for something to fall in front of him. ;) I haven’t tried treats with bacon yet, but I am sure he will love them!!
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    • The bacon treats are where it’s at. He will love them! Thanks Lisa!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Jennifer

    Porkchop and Beans give these 2 paws way up!!

    • Yeahhhh! That is awesome! Lucy loooooves them. She will do every trick she knows!

    • Hi! Hope you enjoy these! My Lucy girl loves them. I have to make her some more!

  4. nala's mommy

    I tried these yum-nuggets after trying another recipe that gave poor nala such embarrassing gas she began avoiding parties. Now made with almond and oat flour, nala is free to party once again and she LOVES these cookies!! I use a doggie bone cookie cutter and do add some real maple syrup (because really, who doesn’t love maple syrup with their bacon?).
    Im telling you this puppy will pick these treats out of a fandeck of former favorite biscuits 10 times out of ten and give me a WTF? look if I try to give her another bone shaped cookie that isn’t a “mommy cookie”.
    nala recently voted me “Dog Mom of the Year”. i couldn’t be prouder.
    thank you Heather!!!!

    • Haha — that is the best doggie treat review ever. So glad Nala loves her treats! Thanks for checking back and letting me know!!

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