Biscuits for Boyfriend

August 9, 2011


  • Reply Gentri August 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    LOVE this!! :) SO cute! I need a dog…

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      Dogs are so special but they definitely are another baby in the house. I feel like I’ve got twins most day! ha!

  • Reply Brooke Hostetler August 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    oh my goodness how stinkin’ cute!!

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Haha! Yeah they definitely have puppy love!

  • Reply LYNN August 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    FUN! I’m not a cook, but I think I can handle this! My 3 dogs thank you! <3

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      So fun! Your pups will be sniffing around the oven like non other. Boofwoof over her knew I was up to something when I kept “baby talking” about what I was doing for her! REally fun and took hardly any time to whip up! LMK what they think of them! xo

  • Reply Jenedy August 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    These sound good enough for people!

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Better with salt & some sweetener; but not too shabby! ha!

  • Reply alexis August 10, 2011 at 1:12 am

    you are too cute! Your dog is adorable! :)

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Not her cutest pics (panting in this extreme heat) kinda got the best of her… but I think she’s pretty adorbs. Thanks, Alexis. xo

  • Reply Anna August 10, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I LOVE Levi’s ‘fro! Also, these ingredients sound like these would make pretty yummy human bites – did you try em?

    • Reply missy August 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Bahaha! Um… yes? Ew. No they weren’t gross… but they definitely needed some sugar & salt if I was going to chow down on one. Ha! :)

  • Reply Mark August 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    This is tooooo cool. Putting on the smooze!

  • Reply holly ann September 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    OMG! My Bichon, Chloe Grace is drooling as she tries to lick my laptop screen! She is a PB nut and I have to make these for her. Thanks for sharing… fur child thanks you! :) luvs n lix–chloe

  • Reply Lindsay October 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Missy!
    I am your newest follower! I absolutely adore your site. Everything is preciously executed!
    I am such a dog person so I thought I would leave my comment here, even though I love your other pages too!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Rochelle October 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I recently found your page on Pinterest and made these for my furbaby on her 3rd birthday. I noticed that the dough was a little sticky and I added a little more flour but that didn’t seem to help much. Any idea on what I could do next time?

    • Reply Bonnie December 5, 2011 at 1:24 am

      Hi! I tried these for the first time tonight (they came out great, by the way!) and made a few variations that helped… I added a couple spoonfuls of pumpkin puree (maybe 1/3 cup total?) and doubled the amount of oats. I also put a handful of flour down on the wax paper before I rolled it out, like you would for bread or cookie dough. I’ll definitely be making them again!

    • Reply Lin January 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Try chilling the dough for a while, like you would do for regular cookie dough. Also add a little flour to bottom of wax paper and top of the dough.

  • Reply In Black & White October 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Bookmarked this a little while ago and am now coming back to it for a housewarming present for the little sheltie and two-legged pitbull who are moving in downstairs tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply shelby November 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Lily and Tyson (my pups) are making these a a welcome home gift for the rescue pup my mom is expected bringing home from Colorado tomorrow. They are hoping they get the left overs!

    This may be a silly quesiton, but does the “T” in the recipe stand for teaspoons or table spoons?

    Thanks so much, you have a wonderful site!

    • Reply Traci October 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      The T is tablespoon. If it was a lower case ‘t” is would be teaspoon.

  • Reply katie November 7, 2011 at 2:23 am

    love your photos & this recipe. I found it on pinterest a few weeks back. I made the biscuits for my pup’s birthday today. She loved them! I even had a moment to blog about them! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!!

  • Reply Reyna Lay November 13, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Wow! My dogs are going to love this treat! Will be making them for sure. Thanks so much for the recipe! Found u thru pinterest. If you get the chance pass by my blog, fb page, or yt channel & say hello! Love meeting new people:)


  • Reply Sonja November 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    My little Sophie loves peanut butter, and homemade treats just for her.

  • Reply Lelia November 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Made these for my sweet boy, Fox. I ended up subbing the olive oil for more applesauce, and since I have a VERY picky eater, we did sliced dried cranberries instead of coconut.

    It was so funny, because I caught my dad eating one and I told him “You know those are for the dog.. right?” and he had already eaten three!

    Thanks so much for a great recipe!

  • Reply Michelle November 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Found you in Pinterest and these were just too cute not to make. Took maybe 10 minutes start to finish to mix, heat, and pop in the oven. They’re cooking now and doggie is keep a close eye on the kitchen hoping that all that peanut buttery goodness is for her.

  • Reply Kristina November 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I’m wondering the same thing… “T” for tablespoon or teaspoon lol

    • Reply Colby November 28, 2011 at 3:01 am

      A capital T is tablespoon and a lower-case t is teaspoon. Not just here but in any recipe book, etc.

  • Reply darby tish December 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Found link on pinterest. Just made them! They were a hit. Making some for friends christmas one minds accepting treats for the dogs;) thanks

  • Reply Jen December 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    My pup has food allergies, so I make all of her treats and I use rice flour. Made these today for her… she loves them! I didn’t have oats, so I used all rice flour for the flour and oats the recipe called for. The rice flour makes the dough gritty, which I think is totally appropriate for dog biscuits. I also used regular peanut butter instead of organic, because, let’s face it, my dog eats poop, so I don’t think she’s too picky about whether the PB is organic or not! I used a lot of flour on the counter and rolling pin when I rolled them out, but they were way easier to roll and cut than most people cookies!

    • Reply Sue April 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Had to comment…your message just made me laugh out loud and snort! Thanks for keeping it real!

  • Reply Kristy December 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hi! I have these in the oven right now for my niece (wiener dog) and my sister (brown lab) HAHA. How long do they stay good? I was going to give them for Christmas but I’m wondering if I made them too early. Thanks so much!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      I’d say 2 weeks max. But you can bake and freeze and they’ll stay good for months. After they’re baked, let them completely cool before putting them in a freezer safe container, seperating the bones using parchment paper. Defrost the day before by leaving them at room temperature. :)

  • Reply Katie December 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Hi guys! Wondering how many cookies these should make – I bought cookie cutters of large bones and tiny bones, trying to figure out if I need to double or triple the recipe since I am making xmas bags for 5 small dogs, and 2 LARGE dogs.

    Also – I have seen ones that had “dog-safe” colored yogurt on top as icing, anyone have a recipe for that? Let me know, thanks!

    Can’t wait to make these!!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      I’d go ahead and triple the recipe to safe. Any leftovers can be baked and frozen for later use. As far as yogurt… I always use white carob for icing. For LuLu’s tea party ( I used mini hearts, dipped the tops in melted carob, and sprinkled with sugar sprinkles. I loved the way they turned out.

    • Reply Angela December 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Any ideas where I can pick up some dog biscuit shaped cookie cutters?

      • Reply missy December 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm

        I got mine at Petsmart… they’re in the Martha Stewart section! Happy biscuit baking. :)

  • Reply Karen December 14, 2011 at 3:13 am

    how much does this yield interested in doing for a xmass gift for 4 dogs

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      It depends on the size of your cookie cutters. I used a size just larger than tradition wishbones (more for small to medium dogs). It made about a dozen. Hope this helps :)

  • Reply Kacy December 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    What is carob and where do you get it? I keep seeing these awesome make your own dog treats, and half of them have carob, but I have no idea what it is. 😛

    • Reply Paula Curcio January 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Carob is fake chocolate for those that are allergic to chocolate. It can be hard to find. Usually you have to get it at a health food store or a natural food store.

  • Reply Tammy December 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I made these, my dog loves them! I am making them again this time I chopped up apple and added a bananna. Needed a little extra flour but they smell good!

  • Reply bonnie December 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I made these this morning (Christmas Morning) for our little poochie. We will be delivering some to friends and family pets this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe, Mia loves them!!

  • Reply Julie December 27, 2011 at 4:29 am

    I made these tonight for my little one and his four legged friends. He just tasted the first one and licked up every last crumb! Instead of the coconut I just used chopped up apple. They turned out perfectly. Thank you for this simple, yummy dog treat recipe :)

  • Reply mae January 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Hi there, I just made these for my puppy and I wasn’t sure if your recipe called for tsp or tbs? I just kind of guessed in the middle but added a little more oil because I didn’t have any apple sauce. I’m sure my puppy will love them but they seemed a little dry.

  • Reply Erika January 9, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Made these for my Boston Terrier today for the first time. He got “crazy eyes” he loved them so much :-) (This is when his large eyes get abnormally large and he acts like some sort of fiend which normally only happens when he gets something special from Three Dog Bakery)! Great recipe.

  • Reply Sonja January 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Our little Sophie loves, loves, loves these! Thank you so much for sharing. Sophie is even sharing them with her “cousins” as a belated Christmas gift.

  • Reply Trenell January 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I will try this this wk and see how my girls enjoy them. I was like for dogs. lOL

  • Reply Nicole January 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I was making these for my dog, but it was very sticky. We didn’t try rolling them out, instead just made them ball shaped. Did you refrigerate the dough for a while first?

    • Reply missy January 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      No, I didn’t refrigerate but if it’s sticky then you need a bit more flour. Do you live in a higher altitude? That would make a difference. Try them again adding a bit more flour this go around. Flour your ball & rolling pin a bit before rolling and that will help as well. :)

  • Reply Julie Ford January 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Made these, and my hubby ate them by mistake….only said “I don’t think they’re sweet enough!” Opps! LOL!! But my other Babies all loved them!

  • Reply Paula Curcio January 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I just made these for my dog’s first birthday. He loves them! Now I’m going to make some more for my neighbor and co-workers dogs.

  • Reply Marty January 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    My daughter is going to love these for her 2 dogs. She has been wanting to make them some treats.. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Reply JoyHey January 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    How wonderful and clever!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Tracey January 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I have just made these – they are simple, quick and smell so good I could eat them myself!!!!!

  • Reply Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} February 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I made these for my pups’ birthday and they have been a smash!

  • Reply Kelly March 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I have a bichon and a poodle… I have found that removing wheat flour from the bichon’s diet has ended all red staining under her eyes. This is not true for poodles. I wonder if the flour could be replaced with oat or rice flour??

  • Reply Jason March 19, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Just found this through pinterest, unfortunately I no longer have a pup to make these for. That recipe, though…I may just make them for myself! Looks tasty!

  • Reply Barb Markstrom April 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Can we use regular coconut instead of unsweetened?

  • Reply Cindy April 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. My dogs also thank you. Where did you get the cut out shaped like a bone? I live in the country and I don’t go to a big city to find things like this so I would appreciate the information.

  • Reply Breezy May 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I made these for my dogs this afternoon. They will not leave me alone! I used a small dog bone cookie cutter and it made a TON! I will be sending some to work with my Hubby to give away. Thank you!

  • Reply Joann May 25, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I just baked these and they look and smell divine! I made these for my boyfriends little sisters pup and I am way too sure she is going to LOVE these! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Tracy June 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I can’t wait to make these for my dog. I am always looking for healthier alternatives for him! Thanks!

  • Reply kayla July 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    what does the T stsnd for so i dont mix it up? thanks.

  • Reply Sarah September 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    My dog LOVES these biscuits. Every time I make them he sits as close as I will let him and drools constantly as I throw these ingredients together as quickly as possible.

    We’ve shared them with all of his canine friends in our apartment building and they are now the most coveted treat. When we run out I become slightly concerned for my safety :)

  • Reply joann brown September 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Just found you on pinterest, GOSh your family is good looking! My brother and his trusty dog live w/my husband and I. Im going to try these over the weekend. “Brownie” (the dog) should be named ” Hoover” after the vacuum cause she will eat anything if it falls on the floor..I do believe she will love these!

  • Reply Nay September 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Heyyy! I’ve been wanting to make treats for my KC but I’ve been worried about the safety of them. Have you checked to make sure these ingredients are completely safe? And can they eat them everyday?

  • Reply Faith Towers September 17, 2012 at 1:24 am

    These look great, I bet my puggle would love them… thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Katie Yeager September 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Can Brown Rice Flour be used instead of ..
    Flour (white?)

    • Reply missy October 1, 2012 at 2:06 am


  • Reply Amy October 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

    LOVE this! They are actually in the oven now…. they are huge and look delicious… I even made me and my Fiance one haha

  • Reply Lynn October 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I am teaching a Sunday school class on sharing and we are going to try your cookies for a Sunday School project to deliver to the shelter. I have to do this the last weekend of this month and will let you know how it goes. I like the simple ingredients. There are only 9 children but 2 are autistic so if they eat the ingredients it will be ok.. I am very nervous about this but am going to try it anyway!

  • Reply Patsy November 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Can’t wait to make these for Oreo & Dalton

  • Reply sarah November 13, 2012 at 12:50 am

    do u have to use the apple sauce or is there something else i could use??

  • Reply Karen November 17, 2012 at 3:18 am

    plan to make these for all my co-workers furkids for Christmas. Love the way you have them packaged too, so will copy that also. Thanks so much!!

  • Reply Kait November 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Love, love, love this! But mine turned out a little runny and were hard to get from the wax to the cookie sheet so I ended up just rolling them into balls and flattening them. I used carrot instead of coconut…could that be the problem?

    • Reply missy November 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Yes, the carrots have additional moisture (lots actually) that would result in being too sticky.

  • Reply Kristi December 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    What a cute idea! How many biscuits does this recipe make?

  • Reply Catherine December 18, 2012 at 4:16 am

    This is my second year in a row making these treats and giving them out as Christmas gifts to my friends and family with fur-kids. They’re always such a great hit.

    Both times, however, its turned out very sticky, so I always end up using far more flour than called for. My sweet pup will always follow his nose to the kitchen and lay patiently by my feet as I’m rolling it out. The kitchen truly does smell amazing.

    Also, I’ve had difficulty over the years trying to find unsweetened coconut, so I’ve used regular sweetened coconut and subbed unsweetened applesauce as a tradeoff. Think that’s okay to do?

  • Reply Andrea December 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Love this idea for all the family dogs! Can I ask what type of oats? Are porridge oats ok?

    • Reply missy December 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      They’re whole oats

  • Reply Jen December 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I commented a year ago (Dec. 10, 2011) on this recipe after my first try. I have made it many, many times since! I haven’t yet met a dog who doesn’t love these. We even made them this year and gave them out to all of our dog friends for Christmas. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this awesome recipe!

  • Reply Lynette Gerbe December 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Do these cookies come out really hard and crunchy? If so, I will sadly have to not make them for my doggie because the old guy has old worn down teeth. Thanks…

  • Reply Kimmi December 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Are they supposed to be soft or hard like a wishbone you buy in the box?

    • Reply missy December 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      they’re a harder biscuit :)

  • Reply Michelle January 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Just made these for my pooches and they smell yummy!!

  • Reply Angela Smith January 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Does it matter what kind of milk is used? We drink skim but I find for cooking it can be too thin. My pup’s birthday is coming up so I’m going to make a batch for him this week!

  • Reply Kim August 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I can’t wait to try these with my bassett/beagle Quincy. We are going to hv fun tmw.

    Question…. do u hv a recipe for that chocolate looking coatingnyou sometimes see on dog biscuits?? Just thought I wld ask 😉

  • Reply Diane H. December 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    My fur babies haven’t tasted them yet because they’re still in the oven but he has been standing beside me whining since he started smelling them. Thank you so much for the recipe. My Yorkie is allergic to many things so I’m crossing my fingers with the peanut butter

  • Reply vicki November 26, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    What does T stand for? Tablespoon right?

    • Reply Stacy January 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      That’s right!

  • Reply Stacy January 5, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    These look great! Does it matter if you use regular applesauce? Or should I be using sugar-free applesauce?

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