Make your own button dog treats


Using ingredients most of you will already have in the cupboard, you can make these simple yet delicious treats for your four-legged friend!

Button Treats Illustration
Credit: Sian Jenkins

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You will need:
A Baking Tray
Cocktail Sticks (optional)
A Rolling Pin
2x Mixing Bowls

300g Peanut Butter (Organic is recommended)
½ Pint Skimmed Milk
300g Wholemeal Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder

Preheat your oven to gas mark 5 (190°C)
Mix the peanut butter and milk together in a large mixing bowl.
Separately, add the baking powder to 250g of the flour.
Mix the flour and baking powder in with the peanut butter and milk.
Add the remaining 50g of flour into the mixture, and mix with your hands.
Lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough.
Cut the dough into bite-size pieces.
Use the cocktail sticks to make two small button holes in the centre of each shape.
Place the treats onto a greased tray or a tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Credit: Sian Jenkins

I hope you enjoy making these for your pup, they will certainly enjoy eating them!

I would love to hear your feedback on the recipe, and how your dogs enjoyed them, so please leave a comment for me below.

I will be posting more recipes so stay tuned!

 Featured image credit: Sian Jenkins

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  1. Hi Sian I bake a couple of different types of peanut butter dog biscuits – I even do a vegan version with no milk. Just wanted to say that some brands of peanut butter contain salt, sugar and palm oil but more importantly – American brands can contain the deadly Xylotil sweetener. There is one brand that is 100% peanut butter and it’s available in Sainsburys Tescos and Holland & Barratt – called Meridian – it’s the only one I use.


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