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Christmas Recipes for Dogs

Christmas Recipes for Dogs

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The Christmas season is a busy time for everyone. It seems there’s so much to do to get ready for the parties, presents, and good times. If you’re a pet parent, your dog doesn’t have to miss out on the fun. You know there are Christmas foods your pet can’t have, but there are easy Christmas treats you can mix up that your pup will love. Keep reading to learn some easy recipes that will make your dog part of this festive season. If you don’t have time to shop for ingredients, try one of these yummy Bake at Home Mixes.

Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe consists of ingredients you probably have in your pantry. There are only five items to combine. You may want to buy some bone-shaped cookie cutters, but you can use any cutters for these simple treats. Don’t worry, if this season has you too busy to bake, try an all-natural treat like Bonfire Bears Dog Biscuits for the peanut taste your pup will love!

Ingredients

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter (make sure there is no xylitol in the peanut butter)
1 cup water
2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour and egg. Add the peanut butter, water, and honey. Stir into a stiff dough.
  3. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters to make any shapes you like. Have fun with it!
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.

Oatmeal and Applesauce Treats

This one is another easy recipe that only takes a little time and makes lots of delicious cookies for your pup. Don’t forget the Christmas cookie cutters for more fun!

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oat flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixer or food processor and add flour until no longer sticky.
  3. You may add food coloring and separate the dough for more Christmas spark.
  4. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and let cool before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Christmas Cranberry Cookies

This recipe uses all the same ingredients as the oatmeal and applesauce treats, but you add 1 cup of frozen cranberries and ¼ cup of dried cranberries.

Ingredients

*Use all ingredients for Oatmeal and applesauce treats
Add 1 cup of frozen cranberries
Add 1/4 cup of dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Microwave the applesauce and frozen cranberries together until the cranberries are thawed.
  3. Place the fruit mixture and dried cranberries into a food processor and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add flour and pulse until combined.
  5. Add eggs, coconut oil, and food coloring if desired. Pulse again until combined.
  6. Use cookie cutters to form different shapes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and let cool. Store in an airtight container.

Pro Tips for Christmas Cookie Tasting

We know your dog will be eager to bite into these delicious Christmas recipes. You’ll love making them a part of the festive season and knowing that wholesome ingredients are used to make the treats.

Remember to make the cookies the right size for your dog. Like many of us, pets aren’t great with portion control. Although these are healthy Christmas treats, you still don’t want to make your dog sick from too much cookie goodness! If the recipes look fun, but you don’t have the time to bake this year, we’ve got you covered with tons of healthy treats your snack-loving canine will crave!

Dog treats to buy

References:

https://www.rover.com/blog/diy-christmas-dog-cookie-recipes/
https://www.pookspantry.com/christmas-dog-treats-recipe/
https://www.thecookierookie.com/pb-dog-treats/
https://lemonsandbasil.com/homemade-holiday-dog-treats/
https://iheartdogs.com/10-christmas-cookie-recipes-for-dogs/
https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health-and-dog-care/health/health-and-care/a-z-of-health-and-care-issues/christmas-treat-recipes-for-your-dog/