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Holiday Treat Recipes for Your Dog



The season of giving is here and it's not limited to human family and friends! If you're looking for something special for your Cream Puff this holiday season, how about making them some fun holiday treats? Who knows, you might even enjoy making them as much as your pup enjoys eating them!


We've gathered a few of our favorites together from the web. These recipes are simple, fun and holiday themed, so grab your cookie cutters and start baking!



1. Sweet Potato Treats

This recipe by Kaylee Pauley was adapted from My Crazy Baking Addiction who says

that the combination of sweet potatoes, cinnamon and peanut butter will have your home

smelling amazing!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sweet potato puree

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup of oats

  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour

  • 3 Tbsp of peanut butter

  • ½ tsp of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Boil potatoes until soft, then puree by using a blender or food processor.

  3. In a bowl, stir together flour, oats and cinnamon. These are your dry ingredients

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, peanut butter and sweet potatoes. Then add in dry ingredients.

  5. Pour mixture onto a floured surface and roll dough to desired thickness. Cut out treats using holiday themed cookie cutters!

  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes

  7. Let cool thoroughly



2. Peppermint Pinwheels

Jodi Chick says this recipe gets her dogs super excited and makes the house smell festive! It calls for carob powder, which is a healthy and dog friendly alternative to chocolate.


Ingredients

  • 1 overripe banana

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tbsp of honey

  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil

  • ½ tsp of peppermint flavoring

  • ½ tsp of baking powder

  • 1 ¾ cups of oat flour

  • ¼ cup of carob powder

  • Red food coloring to get festive!

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl

  2. Mix together eggs, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, peppermint and baking powder

  3. Stir in some of the oat flour to mixture

  4. Divide dough into 2 portions. Add in carob powder to one portion and rest of flour into other to create a non-sticky dough

  5. Add red food coloring to plain dough, then roll two doughs tightly together in a jelly roll style. Refrigerate overnight until firm

  6. Preheat the oven to 350F and slice dough ¼” slices.

  7. Bake for 13-17 minutes



3. Snickerdoodles

Nothing screams holiday season louder than snickerdoodles! Allison from Two of a Kind Cooks said she adapted this recipe from The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook, which has over 100 dog treat recipes!


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of oat flour

  • 1 ½ cups of brown rice flour

  • 2 tsp. Of ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup of water

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, brown rice and cinnamon

  2. Add in egg, honey and vanilla and mix

  3. Add some of the water and mix with a fork. Slowly add in the rest until the ingredients come together.

  4. Knead the dough together into a ball

  5. Roll out dough until its ¼” to ⅛” thick and cut out using your holiday cookie cutter

  6. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for 12 minutes



4. Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe by Gone to the Snow Dogs is arguably the most festive out of the four we've picked. They advise to frost them by either using melted yogurt chips or by buying dog friendly icing!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup of molasses

  • 4 tb. of honey

  • 1 cup of water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 6 cups of flour

  • 2 tsp. of baking soda

  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp. of ground cloves

  • 1 tsp. of dried powder ginger

Directions

  1. Mix molasses, honey and water in a medium bowl (wet)

  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger (dry)

  3. Slowly combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.

  4. Divide into 4 balls and refrigerate for 3-5 hours.

  5. Roll dough to ¼” thickness and cut into gingerbread men

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on how crunchy you want the treats.


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