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!

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

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  • http://Yahoo Margaret

    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.

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

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

      • Sheryl Mckenna

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

      • Darlene

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

      • alexis

        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!!!

  • gloria shatto

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      Not yet. We will be looking. Thanks!

    • http://Facebook Deb

      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

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

    • Joan Murphy

      Here’s the cake I make for my dogs.


  • Gloria

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

    • http://www.youravon.com/pamelaconley pam c

      Do you substitute equal amounts?

      • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie


    • KKA

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

    • Kim

      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!

  • Gerry Nygaard

    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.

  • Laurie

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      Not yet

  • kim

    are these crunchy?

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie


  • Nadine

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      Not yet.

  • Jaime

    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.

  • http://diy Rosemarie

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

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

  • http://diy lisa giovannone

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      Super! Thanks

  • Kathie

    Where can I buy dog bone cookie cutters Thanks

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      I purchased mine locally. Try online.

    • Alyssa

      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!

      • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

        Awesome. Thanks!

      • LaCinda

        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

          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

          What is the shelf life or you dog biscuits?

        • diana

          amazon carries them.

      • carol R

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

        • Linda

          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

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

      • Margaret

        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

      They have them at Walmart in the cake decorating aisle.

    • Terra

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

    • Rick

      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

    • http://www.sittingdog37206.com Michael

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


    • Dottie Strickling

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

  • Tammy

    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/

  • Terra

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

  • Debi

    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

  • barbara silva

    Do you have a recipe for cat treats?

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

      Not yet. Hope to soon. Thanks!

  • mary

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

  • mary

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

  • Roberta

    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

      I use baby food for flavoring

  • Maureen

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

    • http://www.diyready.com Stephanie

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

  • Marcia

    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.

  • Cindy

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

  • Trish F

    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

  • Christie

    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.

  • Susan
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  • Valerie Cook

    where can one purchase a dog bone shape cookie cutter

  • Christina

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

  • http://www.glutenfreecasually.blogspot.com Tanja

    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

      Thanks for the great tip Tanja!

  • Pablo

    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!

  • Becky Crandall

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

  • karen

    my dog loves them. he will do anything for one

  • Rebecca

    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.

  • David

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

  • Judy

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

  • Linda

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

  • Maria

    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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  • Tiffany

    About how many treat will this make?

  • http://pinterest Nyla Nelson

    I saw this recipe posted on Pinterest & I am Very concerned about Dogs getting sick from the use of Bouillon in it as it has MSG & a lot of salt in it. MSG is VERY TOXIC to dogs or any animal & can make them very sick over time & even kill them as it stays in the liver & fatty tissues.MSG in foods such as Bouillon is not good for humans either & it doesn’t take as much for our furry friends to make them sick as humans. Do you really want to promote a recipe that can cost someone their Pets Life? People have sued for less & I can see that this could cost someone an expensive vet bill if their pet got sick or died & an autopsy was done & it showed a build up in the body of the animal,it’s up to you if you want to keep promoting this receive but hopefully your conscience if nothing else causes you to take it down for all the animals sake.As humans we want to protect & take care of our furry friends not cause them any Harm!