RECIPE: Simple Homemade Dog Biscuits

Your dog will love these homemade treats, which have a very simple list of 5 ingredients.

This recipe makes more than 3 dozen biscuits, depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful

With so few ingredients in these biscuits, I was a little skeptical. But the final judgement was really Banjo’s call, and she loved every crunchy morsel.

She loved them so much, in fact, that she was willing to hold still while I balanced a heart-shaped treat on her head—just so long as she got to eat that treat when I was done taking her picture.

I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Simple Homemade Dog Biscuits


  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup brewer’s yeast
  • 1½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅔ cup chicken stock, plus more for brushing


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, wheat germ and brewer’s yeast in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour oil into a large bowl. Add stock and flour mixture in 3 alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock. Mix well.
  4. Knead the dough until it forms a ball.
  5. Roll the dough on lightly floured surface until ¼-inch thick.
  6. Use cookie cutters to make shaped treats.
  7. Place the dough pieces on a nonstick cookie sheet.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes. Then brush the biscuits with the remaining stock and bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Turn off the oven, but leave the biscuits inside to allow them to dry for another 1.5 hours.

Makes about 3.5 dozen small dog treats.

Banjo ♥s these simple treats.

Unless you have a couple dozen pups to reward immediately, you’re probably going to want a good way to store these treats. Just pop them in an airtight container and leave them on the counter — no refrigeration necessary.

I found that the whole batch fit perfectly in a 32-ounce jelly jar that I had lying around, but Tupperware will work just as well.

There’s no need to refrigerate these treats.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Homemade Dog Biscuits.

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