Dog Treat Recipe for Christmas
As the holiday spirit fills the air, it's not just humans who deserve delicious treats—our beloved furry friends should join in the festive fun too! What better way to celebrate than by whipping up some homemade, dog-safe Christmas treats that your canine companion will adore? Try this simple and dog-friendly recipe for delightful Christmas-themed dog cookies that are safe and tasty for your furry friend.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (make sure it's pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 cup peanut butter (ensure it doesn't contain xylitol, as it's toxic to dogs)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and ground cinnamon.
Blend Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together the unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter until well combined.
Combine and Knead: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a dough forms. Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together smoothly.
Roll and Cut: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to around 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters in festive shapes like Christmas trees, snowflakes, or stars to cut out the cookies.
Bake: Place the cut-out cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown and firm.
Cool and Serve: Once baked, allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before serving them to your furry friend. Store any leftover treats in an airtight container.
These homemade Christmas dog cookies are a wonderful way to treat your pup during the holiday season. Not only are they delicious, but they also omit any harmful ingredients commonly found in store-bought treats. Your furry companion will surely appreciate the love and effort you put into making these festive delights just for them.
As you enjoy your own festive feasts, don't forget to share the joy with your furry family members by preparing these delicious and safe homemade Christmas dog cookies—a perfect way to include them in the holiday celebrations!