Homemade Christmas dog biscuits aren't just something special to spoil your dog during the holidays. They are also a great gift idea. doing these Christmas dog cookies It could even be a fun new family tradition.
Personally, I like to make these treats, put them in a cute Christmas tin or gift bag, and bring them to Christmas parties when I know the hosts are dog owners. If you want to make this, be sure to include a list of all the ingredients you use.
Not only will this allow the owner to see the ingredients, but they will also be able to recreate the treats on their own. Plus, if your pet has any allergies, you'll know if the treats will be safe to feed to your Fido.
We all love sharing the holidays with our pets and these Christmas dog biscuits are a healthy way to do it. Processed and fatty human foods are dangerous for your pet, and feeding him the bone from your Christmas ham could cause serious health problems.
These homemade treats offer a healthy way to celebrate the season with your canine companion.
Homemade Christmas Dog Cookies Recipe
I use rolled oats in this recipe. If your dog has allergies or sensitivities, you can substitute quinoa flakes, rice cereal, or hulled millet for the oats.
You can also substitute canned pumpkin or mashed banana for the applesauce in these Christmas dog biscuits. Likewise, be sure to buy peanut butter that does NOT include xylitol in the ingredients.
Recipe: Homemade Christmas Dog Cookies
These Christmas dog treats would be a great snack for any pup. As I mentioned, if your dog has food allergies, you can make substitutions to meet his needs.
Be sure to cut the treats to the right size for your dog, so as not to add too many extra calories to his diet. You can also eliminate the frosting if you're trying to reduce the calorie count on these homemade dog treats.
- Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Time to cook: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Produce: about 72 candies 1x
- Category: Baked delights
- Method: Baked
- Kitchen: dog treat
- 2 cups ground oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons. molasses
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
For a dog-friendly frosting
- 3 tablespoons. low fat cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons. natural yogurt
- pinch of ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
In a bowl, combine the egg, cinnamon, and molasses. Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
Add the oats and combine until the mixture has a uniform consistency.
Roll out the dough between sheets of parchment or wax paper until it is about 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough or use a pizza cutter or knife to score the dough into small squares.
Place the homemade dog treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them in your oven at 350˚ for 18 to 22 minutes.
If you wish, you can put icing on the cookies. Drizzle icing over cookies or use icing to draw designs.
To make the glaze, combine the ingredients in a bowl. Use a small piping bag or plastic bag to store, like I do in the video above.
I simply cut a small piece from one corner of the bag and use it as a DIY piping bag.
- Portion size: 1 candy
- Calories: 38
- Sugar: 2.1 grams
- Sodium: 23mg
- Fat: 2.1 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4.2 grams
- Fiber: 0.8 grams
- Protein: 1.1 grams
- Cholesterol: 10mg
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How to store: Store leftover Christmas dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12 to 14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.
They won't last that long. If you wish, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For more information
We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes each month. For more recipes, tips and advice on cooking pet food, check out our “Recipes” section. If you are new to the world of homemade dog food, I recommend reading more about “How Much to Feed” to understand portion sizes, “What Supplements to Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How to Store” for Tips on How to Store homemade dog food simply and easily in the refrigerator or freezer.