Must-Try Dog Treats: Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Must-Try Dog Treats: Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Cookies

 As pet parents, we love to spoil our furry friends with tasty snacks that are not only delicious but also nutritious. If you're looking for a homemade treat that's easy to make and sure to be a hit with your dog, look no further than these Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Cookies. These treats combine the savory appeal of peanut butter with the sweet, aromatic flavor of apple cinnamon, making them irresistible to our canine companions. Here’s how you can whip up these delightful goodies in your own kitchen.

Ingredients You'll Need

For Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute with coconut or oat flour for grain-sensitive dogs)
  • 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed for dough consistency)

For Apple Cinnamon Cookies:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (again, substitute if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • Water as needed to form the dough

Step-by-Step Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Oven
    Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures your oven is hot enough to bake the cookies thoroughly.

  2. Mix the Ingredients

    • Peanut Butter Cookies: In a large bowl, combine the flour, peanut butter, and eggs. Add water gradually until the mixture forms a thick, but manageable dough.
    • Apple Cinnamon Cookies: In another large bowl, mix the flour, applesauce, cinnamon, and egg. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Roll Out the Dough
    Flour your surface and roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. This is the fun part where you can use cookie cutters in shapes like bones, hearts, or any other shape that delights your pet.

  4. Cut Out the Cookies
    Use your chosen cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the rolled dough. If you don’t have cookie cutters, a simple upside-down cup can work to make round cookies.

  5. Place on Baking Sheet
    Lay the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Ensure they are spaced out as they will expand a little during the baking process.

  6. Bake
    Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and crisp.

  7. Cool Down
    Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack before giving them to your dog. This is important to avoid any risk of burning their mouth.

Storage Tips

Store your Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Cookies in an airtight container. They should last for about a week at room temperature, or you can freeze them for up to three months. Remember, these treats do not contain preservatives, so they won’t last as long as commercial dog treats.


Making your own dog treats is a fun and rewarding experience. These Peanut Butter and Apple Cinnamon Cookies are not only easy to make but also provide a healthy alternative to store-bought treats, free from preservatives and questionable ingredients. Whether for training rewards or just a little something special, your dog is sure to love these homemade delights!