Homemade Dog Biscuits | Recipe and Instructions

By on February 20, 2014
Homemade Dog Biscuits | Recipe and Instructions

Homemade Dog Biscuits | Instructions

There’s no better way to spoil the one you love than by baking homemade treats. Why should your dog be any different? Plus, buying treats every month can get expensive. This dog biscuit recipe will get your dog’s tail wagging, and keep some extra money in your pocket.

Ingredients You Need:

  • 2 ½ cups white flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • ½ cup hot water
  • baking sheet
  • cookie cutter in the shape of a bone!

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits:

Step 1:

Start by preheating your oven to 350˚.
Put the 1/2 cup of water into a microwavable bowl and heat it until it’s almost boiling. Then drop your bouillon cube in the water to dissolve.

Microwave the water until it is almost boiling then place the bullion cube in to dissolve.

Microwave the water until it is almost boiling then place the bouillon cube in to dissolve.



Step 2:

Now throw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and begin to stir until everything is combined.

Mix all the ingredients together.

Mix all the ingredients together.

Stir until everything is combined.

Stir until everything is combined.


Step 3:

Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface and begin to roll out the dough. Then grab your cookie cutter and start cutting out your dog biscuits.

Sprinkle a good amount of flour on your work surface and your hands.

Sprinkle a good amount of flour on your work surface and your hands.

Place the biscuit dough onto the the floured board.

Place the biscuit dough onto the the floured board.

Use a rolling pin to spread out the dough.

Use a rolling pin to spread out the dough.

Grab your dog bone cookie cutter and start cutting!

Grab your dog bone cookie cutter and start cutting!

It helped us to dip the cutter in some flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter.

It helped us to dip the cutter in some flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter.

Continue to cut your bones. Then place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350degrees.

Continue to cut your bones, alternating the placement of the cutter to get the most out of your dough.


Step 4:

Place the dog biscuits on the cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

Get creative with this recipe and add some bacon, cheese or even some liver powder. Your pup will love you for your effort. Wet kisses and wagging tails are in your future!

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits | Recipe for DIY Dog Biscuits

Good luck making these homemade dog biscuits! We would love to hear how your little pooch enjoyed them.

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Stephanie Hicks Butler is the executive editor of DIY Ready. She is curious, creative, and an expert mess maker who is not afraid to try anything a couple of times to get it right. Her specialties are inventing things, writing no nonsense clear instructions, artistic endeavors, paper crafts, digital media, kids crafts, creating recipes and figuring out new and better ways to do almost anything. Stephanie is a DIY guru who thinks maybe she should have been banned from DIY forums years ago, but enjoys being part information junkie, mad scientist, uncertified gourmet chef and mom of three budding DIY enthusiasts. DIY Projects For Teens


  1. Margaret

    February 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    These sound easy to make. I want to try making these; however, you don’t mention storage. Do you need to keep them refrigerated? What is their self life.

    • Stephanie


      February 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      They do not need to be refrigerated. The shelf life, erring on the safe side, is 6 months.

      • Sheryl Mckenna

        February 24, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        If I put bacon, cheese or sweet potato in mixture , does it need to be in refrigetor? Thank you

      • Darlene

        March 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        Can I replace the flour for almond flour as I have my dog on a grain free diet?

      • alexis

        May 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

        can you tell me something, I have always looked at the ingredients in boullion cubes even sodium free….they say onion and garlic….is that ok???thought they couldn’t eat garlic or onion?? or is the amount so small its ok. also I make my own broth, usually chicken and turkey, can I use that and season a bit myself. can’t wait to try these thanks so much!!!

  2. gloria shatto

    March 7, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Would like to know if you got recips to make a birthday cake for dog and cats

    • Stephanie


      March 9, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Not yet. We will be looking. Thanks!

    • Deb

      March 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      There’s a “Good Doggy Cake” recipe in Joanne Fluke’s, Apple Turnover Murder book. She also has a “Good Kitty Cake” in one of her books, but I can’t find it right now. I’d type the recipe out, but I’m not sure if there is a copyright law, so I don’t want to take the chance. Hope this helps a little.

      • Wendy

        October 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

        If it is in the book it should be ok to reprint.

    • Joan Murphy

      June 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Here’s the cake I make for my dogs.


  3. Gloria

    March 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

    White flour really isn’t good for Dogs I use corn meal when i make my biscuits.

    • pam c

      April 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Do you substitute equal amounts?

    • KKA

      June 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Corn isn’t good for dogs either. In fact, no grain is good for dogs!

    • Kim

      June 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Gloria, would you be willing to share your recipe? I’d love to make this a summer project for my son and want the healthiest recipe to try out. Thanks!

  4. Gerry Nygaard

    March 11, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I doubled the recipe, deleted the salt, and used a rounded teaspoon of beef soup base, it a more intense flavor than buillon. My “little doggie”, Bella an 80lb Amstaff, loves the biscuits. I didn’t have a bone shaped cookie cutter so I used a 2″ dia. biscuit cutter. Bella doesn’t seem to care what shape they are. The next batch I make will have some chopped up beef jerkey in it.

    I tasted the round “doggy bones” I made for Bella and put a dozen of them back in the oven at 200F for four hours to dry ‘em out, resulting in flavored hard tack. Those were for me, the ones for Bella are much softer. To eat the hard tacks, bash ‘em into bitlets with a rock and dump ‘em into a mug of hot buillon or instant soup to soften up. We’ll see how long these last, I have ‘em in a good quality Zip-loc bag.

  5. Laurie

    March 11, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I have my dogs in a wheat free diet and want to know if you have a recipe for biscuits that are wheat free.

  6. kim

    March 12, 2014 at 1:23 am

    are these crunchy?

  7. Nadine

    March 13, 2014 at 7:29 am

    my dog is allegoric to grain and wheat products…you have a recipe for that?

  8. Jaime

    March 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Be careful with the wheat flour. Many dogs are gluten sensitive. This can lead to anal gland problems. I found this out the hard way. Also many beef boullions contain onion. Stick to chicken.

  9. Rosemarie

    March 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Could you add peanut butter to this. If so how much.

    • Stephanie


      March 18, 2014 at 3:43 am

      I don’t know. We have not tried that yet. Thanks

  10. lisa giovannone

    March 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Thank you! All 3 of our dogs love the treats :)

  11. Kathie

    March 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Where can I buy dog bone cookie cutters Thanks

    • Stephanie


      March 24, 2014 at 7:09 am

      I purchased mine locally. Try online.

    • Alyssa

      March 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

      I haven’t found dog bone cookie cutters in any stores yet (tho I am sure some places do sell them). I found dog shaped cookie cutters in TJ Maxx Home Goods store. So I am using those.

      Baking these cookies now for my pooch. I’ll let you know how she likes them, Stephanie!

      • Stephanie


        April 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm

        Awesome. Thanks!

      • LaCinda

        May 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm

        I was told that bone shaped cookie cutters are a specialty item and most stores and pet shops only have them at Christmas. Still looking though.
        I make “cookies” for our dogs. 2 c wheat flour, 1 Tbls baking powder, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup milk. Mix milk and peanut butter together, mixing well. Add flour and baking powder and mix well. Roll out on floured board, cut, and bake @ 375 degree for 20 minutes. Ours just love these. I would like to try this recipe also. I might add bacon bits{ the soft ones }.

        • Erin Williams

          May 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm

          If you check Wal-Mart in the cake decorating section I believe I’ve seen a dog bone cookie cutter in a 3 set with a hydrant and something else

        • Amber Gray

          August 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

          What is the shelf life or you dog biscuits?

        • diana

          January 11, 2015 at 8:58 am

          amazon carries them.

      • carol R

        May 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

        I am sure you could find at petsmart or petco :)

        • Linda

          January 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

          I tried looking at Pets Supply Plus and Petsmart and they do not have any cookie cutters. They want you to buy their cookies!!

      • Elizabeth

        May 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        I found my doggie cookie cutters at WalMart…Set of 3…Bone Shape, Dog Shape, and Paw Shape…

      • Margaret

        November 18, 2014 at 9:41 am

        I don’t know where you live but if you have a bulk barn or some place like that, that sells stuff in bulk, they should have bone cookie cutters. I got three different sizes at our bulk barn, but I live in Canada.

    • Linda

      March 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      They have them at Walmart in the cake decorating aisle.

    • Terra

      April 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      You can pick up the bone shaped cookie cutters from Amazon!

    • Rick

      May 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Ebay has the dog bone cookie cutters along with paws, dog house and fire plug. In multiple sizes I got mine for about $10.00

    • Michael

      September 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      I found bone shaped cookie cutters on Ebay. Very inexpensive.


    • Dottie Strickling

      November 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Spoons and Spice has them by the zillions. I also got some smaller ones…fire hydrant, dog house, dog shape, etc.

  12. Tammy

    March 21, 2014 at 3:02 am

    I love baking dog treats, too! For those asking for gluten-free, this is a recipe I have tried and our dog loves. Gluten-free pumpkin dog treats. :) http://simmertilldone.com/2009/10/07/retriever-retriever-pumpkin-eater/

  13. Terra

    April 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    You need to make your recipes “printer Friendly”!!

  14. Debi

    April 19, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I made these for 5 of my daughters dogs and they were gone the same day. They love them and thought I (grandma) was the best. Going to make them again with chicken,bananas and peanut butter

  15. barbara silva

    April 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Do you have a recipe for cat treats?

    • Stephanie


      April 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Not yet. Hope to soon. Thanks!

  16. mary

    May 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I use gluten free flour as substitute for flout in my dog biscuits. My dogs love them

  17. mary

    May 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Has anyone ever used tiny muffin twins to make biscuits instead of cookie cutter???

  18. Roberta

    May 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I would think that bouillon cubes would have to much sodium in them to be very healthy for dogs I would have to try and find a different meat flavoring

    • Connie Scoggin

      November 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I use baby food for flavoring

  19. Maureen

    May 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

    If I use peanut butter how do I adjust the recipe?

    • Stephanie


      May 19, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Someone just added tips on this in the comments. Have not tried that, but good luck!

  20. Marcia

    May 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I make similar – added ingredients can include, grated carrot, other veggies, cheese, peanut butter, corn meal. I also save drippings from meats/bacon (freeze) and then add in place of any oil in my recipe.

  21. Cindy

    May 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    You can find the dog bone cookie cutters at Hobby Lobby.

  22. Trish F

    June 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    If you don’t have a “dog bone” cutter just use any shape you have and like, like a star, tree, cat, dog etc. . . The only one that will know the difference is you. Your puppy could care less. JS

  23. Christie

    June 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Need to come up that don’t have wheat in them for pets who can’t have wheat. Oatmeal is a good SAFE way to make treats even for for pets who can’t have wheat. I talked to my pet’s Dermatologist about it, and she said it was safe to give oatmeal any pet with allergies.
    And if you look in GoodWills they have a bunch of great cookie cutters. I found about 30 of them on off. And they are cheap.

  24. Joy Bittner

    June 4, 2014 at 12:55 am

    cookies, cakes, and goldendoodle pups

  25. Valerie Cook

    June 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

    where can one purchase a dog bone shape cookie cutter

  26. Christina

    June 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    What is the calories and crude fat content? I have to be rigid with my baby because of some health issues.

  27. Tanja

    June 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I have a dog with a gluten allergy. I substituted some left over gluten free flour blend and they worked fine. (Or you can grind up rice for rice flour if you don’t have gluten free flour) Way cheaper than buying special dog biscuits at the pet store! Also I added 1/2 cup peanut butter to one of the batches instead of the bouillon. The dogs loved both versions!

    • Rynna Machate

      Rynna Machate

      December 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Thanks for the great tip Tanja!

  28. Pablo

    June 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Me and the kiddos enjoyed these tasty biscuits! Don’t use the bone cookie cutter or you feel like a dog. My dog tried to eat one but a smacked him away and said these are my biscuits!! The kiddos begged for more. The liver powder topped off the whole recipe. Thanks for sharing this divine desert!

  29. Becky Crandall

    September 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    How long will these last? Expiration date, I mean.

  30. karen

    October 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    my dog loves them. he will do anything for one

  31. Rebecca

    November 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    My daughter is making these right now. We don’t have a dog bone cookie cutter, so she is using a Christmas tree one. Tis the season. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love to see my kids working in the kitchen.

  32. David

    December 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    flour salt egg bouillon cube hot water
    Sounds healthy to me.

  33. Judy

    December 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

    My dog is allergic to grain product, so I’m assuming wheat and flour are grain. Wish I could make these for her.

  34. Linda

    January 24, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Petsmart doesn’t have any they want you to buy their cookies

  35. Maria

    February 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Hello. Thank you for sharing your recipe :) I made these for the first time yesterday and the pups loved them. I stored them in a Rubbermaid container since I do not have a cute cookie jar at the moment. Today I gave my pups their cookies, but I noticed that they are no longer crunchy. They are more pliable, like a stale cookie or cracker would be is how I would describe it. What did I do wrong? I used Wheat Flour because I made another recipe that required the same so I just stuck with it. I stored both batches in the same container, would that make a difference? The other batch contains peanut butter. The pups ate it, but I don’t want to serve them bad cookies.

    Thank you for your response :)

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  37. Tiffany

    March 27, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    About how many treat will this make?

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