Cooky’s Cookies – Dog Biscuits

Make healthy, homemade dog biscuits for your best friend. This is a super easy and very adaptable recipe. These treats are named after our first dog, my dear Cooky!

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So, yea, there’s really not much to say about this recipe. I mean, these are dog biscuits and I don’t know about your dogs, but my dogs don’t exactly have a discerning palate. Some of the things I’ve seen them eat, yuck!

Even though no one really needs to make dog biscuits at home, this is a fun project, especially if you have kids in the house. The dough comes together very quickly and is endlessly adaptable.

I made the biscuits using applesauce and peanut butter with oats and whole wheat flour. They are actually very healthy with whole grain, minimal fat, healthy protein from the peanut butter and fiber from the applesauce.

I used applesauce because I just made a big batch the other day. You could use pretty much any fruit or vegetable puree in place of the applesauce, and any nut butter in place of the peanut butter. Add bacon if you’ve got some left over, or some shredded cheese.

Just make sure whatever ingredient you add is OK for dogs to eat. No chocolate, onions, garlic, raisins or grapes!

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This dough is fairly dry because I wanted the biscuits to bake up very crunchy. You could make the dough a bit moister by adding more applesauce or another wet ingredient if you want softer biscuits. Also, the longer you bake them, the crunchier they’ll be.

Healthy Homemade Dog Biscuits

home made dog biscuits
Apparently I didn’t even need to bake the biscuits. Like me, my dogs like cookie dough!
healthy dog biscuits
Awww, look at them pretending to be good dogs!

healthy dog biscuits

healthy dog biscuits
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Cooky’s Cookies – Dog Biscuits

Healthy treats for your best friend made with peanut butter, applesauce, oats and whole grain flour.
Prep Time10 minutes
Bake Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
24 biscuits
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  • 5 oz unsweetened apple sauce (½ cup)
  • 3 oz peanut butter (⅓ cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 oz old fashioned rolled oats (1 cup)
  • 7 ½ oz whole wheat flour (1 ½ cups, see note)


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixer bowl combine 5 oz unsweetened apple sauce and 3 oz peanut butter. Add 1 large egg and mix to combine. Add ½ teaspoon table salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3 oz old fashioned rolled oats and 7 ½ oz whole wheat flour.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead to form a smooth dough. Roll the dough to ¼" thick. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until crisp and lightly golden brown - about 15-20 minutes.
  • Let cool completely if your dog will let you wait that long.

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If measuring the flour by volume use the “dip & sweep” method. That is, dip the measuring cup into the flour bin, overfill it, then sweep away the excess.
The exact number of biscuits will depend on the size and shape of the cutter you use.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Cooky, our dear first dog!

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  1. My dogs love these!! I have a boxer and a boxer mix. They were actually excited when they figured out I made them. It was funny. I’ve made them for friends and so far big or small they all go crazy for these cookies.

  2. Oh, I so love these! I’ve been thinking of making my dogs some treats – goodness knows I bake enough for the humans, it only seems right that they get in on the action – and these look perfect. Plus, one of my dogs is named Cookie – you have great taste! 😉

  3. These look fabulous! You dogs are so lucky to be able to enjoy these. The pictures of them eating the cookie dough are priceless! Thanks for sharing!

  4. We don’t have a dog, but sometimes we babysit my step daughter’s dog. And whenever she is with us I bake cookies with a recipe similar to this one. She loves them! Your dog seems to love them too! 🙂 Beautiful!