Welcome back, lovelies! Today I’m sharing a fun way to include your fur baby into the holidays celebrations. It’s not all about buying gifts. A great way to do it, is by treating them with homemade Christmas cookies for dogs.
Baking cookies for your dog is a great activity that everyone can enjoy, and it can turn out into a new Christmas tradition. Your family will enjoy it and your puppy will be happy!Baking Christmas cookies for your dog can turn out into a new and fun Christmas tradition! Click To Tweet
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Homemade Christmas Treats For Dogs
This Christmas cookies for dogs recipe is super easy to make and it doesn’t take much time. Basically, you just have to put all ingredient together, mix, knead, cut and bake. And in about 20 minutes your fur baby will be enjoying the treats.
The best way to store the uneaten cookies, put them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (coconut flour even better!)
- 1 cup quick-cook oats
- 0.5 cup (around 8 tablespoons) all natural peanut butter (if you don’t have access to that kind, just make sure that it doesn’t contain xylitol.)
- 0.5 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
Note: My gingerbread man cookie cutter is 3″ and with that one I was able to bake around 15 Christmas cookies for dogs.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well (except the olive oil). It can be hard to do with the peanut butter, so use a fork or your hands.
- If the dough is too loose and crumbly, you can add a 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil at this point.
- You can knead the dough on a lightly floured surface; but since you added oil, you don’t need to flour your workspace.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and then cut into shapes with cookie cutters. You can use different cookie cutters, but in my case I only used a gingerbread man.
- Place cookies on baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated over for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Let cool and then serve.
Note: These mini cookie cutters from Target are $2.89 and are the perfect size for homemade Christmas cookies for dogs! Especially if you have a small dog.
Do you usually make homemade treats for your dog? What do you think about this Christmas cookies for dogs? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you try to make them, let me know how they turn out.