Delicious Festive Dog Treat Recipe

Gourmet handmade dog treats are a growing trend among dog-owners.  Indeed, all dogs staying in our cottages are treated to a pack of goodies from the excellent Klassy Canine Bakery in Devon.  However, did you know how easy it is to make your own?  In this post, we share a wonderfully simple recipe for some Christmas dog treats.  Great for spoiling your four-legged friend this festive season or for giving to fellow dog-lovers.


These treats are simple, quick, cheap and most importantly delicious!  If you’ve given them a try or want to share another festive dog treat recipe, add it to the comments below or get in touch via social media.

Festive Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients: 330g wholemeal flour*1 teaspoon baking powder 

  • 1 egg
  • 225g natural peanut butter*
  • 225ml water
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients, (the flour and baking powder).
  3. Add the wet ingredients (the egg, peanut butter, water, honey)  and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add small amounts of water or flour until you get a firm dough – you can knead it by hand if this is easier.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough about half an inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make festive shapes (although to be honest, these will be a hit throughout the year!)
  6. Lay them out onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.   
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.  They will harden slightly while cooling.
  8. Store in an air-tight container or wrap them in greaseproof paper and give them as gifts!  

* Please note, just like humans some dogs are allergic or intolerant to wheat, gluten, or peanuts.  With the flour, there are some alternatives that some dogs find easier to digest, including grain flour made from quinoa, oats, barley, millet, peas, buckwheat, rice, millet or sorghum, or non-grain flour from chickpea, lentil, potato, almond, hazelnut and coconut.  With the peanut butter, exercise caution if it is not something your dog would ordinarily eat.  Saying all that, we have encountered no problems using the recipe exactly as described above, but every dog is different!