Many dog owners ask can dogs eat peanut butter cookies? So, can they? Maybe. Well, the amount of chocolate in peanut butter cookies (if it contains) is probably not enough to hurt a dog, unless he’s a very small dog.
The effects of chocolate on a dog depends on 3 factors: how big the dog is, how much they ate, and how dark the chocolate is. The darker the chocolate, the higher concentration of theobromine, the ingredient that dogs are sensitive to. So if your dog ate a peanut butter cookie, it’s fine and you don’t have to worry about it.
The peanut butter in cookies wouldn’t harm your dog, it’s safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins B and E. But, many cookies have way too much sugar and other junk ingredients in them that both humans and dogs don’t need, the sugar would result in making them not only horribly over weight, but also it would probably make them sick, if not given in moderation!
That’s why it’s better to make the cookies yourself, there are actually many dog biscuits recipes you can make at home that are peanut butter flavored. Here’s a simple, delicious and safe peanut butter cookies recipe that your dog will love:
Dog Treat Recipes: Peanut Butter Treats
- 2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine flour, wheat germ, and salt in large bowl, then mix in peanut butter, egg, oil, and water. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface till about 1/2 inch thick…then cut out the biscuits using a cookie cutter, you can use a dog bone cutter, but any cookie cutter will do (or just make squares). Put the biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes for the small sized cookies and up to 30 to 35 minutes for large shaped ones.
Et voila! You can give your friend the first cookie, also you can store in the fridge… if they last that long! And this is it, we hope your dog loves this peanut butter cookies recipe!