5 Holiday Dog Treat Recipes

The final countdown to Christmas is on. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already eaten your body weight in cookies and you have no intention of slowing down. After all, there’s plenty of time for smoothies and salads come January. Right?

We know you’re busy exchanging goodies and gifts with your friends and family this time of year, but your dog deserves some holiday love, too. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the main canine in your life, head to the kitchen and whip up something from the heart. We have five holiday dog treat recipes to share that’ll make any dog’s tail wag with glee.

Calvin’s Christmas Cookies


Photo by: Scrumptious Pumpkin


Calvin’s Christmas Cookies Author: The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup flour

  2. ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  3. ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  4. 2 tablespoons organic honey

  5. 3½ tablespoons olive oil

  6. 2 tablespoons organic dried cranberries, finely chopped

  7. 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Click here for detailed instructions from The Scrumptious Pumpkin.

Candy Cane Cookies


Photo by: DogVills


Candy Cane Cookies Author: DogVills

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups almond flour

  2. ½ teaspoon baking powder

  3. ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  4. 1 cup skim milk

Icing Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ teaspoon meringue powder

  2. ½ cup powdered sugar

  3. 3-4 tablespoons warm water

  4. Red gel food coloring

Click here for detailed instructions from DogVills.

Christmas Tree Treats


Photo by: DogVills


Christmas Tree Treats Author: DogVills

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cup wheat flour

  2. ½ teaspoon baking powder

  3. ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  4. 1 cup skim milk

Icing Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ teaspoon meringue powder

  2. ½ cup powdered sugar

  3. 3-4 tablespoons warm water

  4. Green & red gel food coloring

Click here for detailed instructions from DogVills.

Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats with Carob Icing


Photo by: Two Little Cavaliers


Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats with Carob Icing Author: Two Little Cavaliers

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour

  2. 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  3. 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  4. ¼ cup coconut oil

  5. ½ cup water

  6. ¼ cup honey

  7. Optional: carob chips

Click here for detailed instructions from Two Little Cavaliers.

Snowflake Cookie Dog Treats


Photo by: Pretty Fluffy


Snowflake Cookie Dog Treats Author: Pretty Fluffy

Ingredients:

  1. 1¼ cups rice flour

  2. 2 free range eggs

  3. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  4. 1 tablespoon organic honey

  5. Optional: melted yogurt drops

Click here for detailed instructions from Pretty Fluffy.

What’s your favorite holiday dog treat to make this time of year? Share your recipes with us on The Doggy Dojo Facebook page!

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