Easy Dog-friendly Christmas Recipes
Are there any dogs joining your Christmas party? Feed them before they eat your food – we warned you! Try out these easy Christmas recipes that your dogs are going to ask for MORE! Best of all, it is easy to make. All you need is just a few ingredients and you are ready to be a (pet version of) masterchef!
1. Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
½ cup All Natural Peanut Butter
1¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour
Preheat oven to 350 F
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until it’s clumpy and not sticky.
I used my hands to make sure the dough was well combined and no dry ingredients were left out.
Lay down a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface and place the dough on the parchment sheet.
Lay another sheet of parchment paper over the dough and use a rolling pin to roll dough to ¼ inch thick.
Once it is to your thickness liking, peel off the top parchment paper.
Use your desired cookie cutter to start cutting out the treats.
Place on your lined baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 F.
Let cool completely.
Store in an air tight container or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
2. Candy Canes
3 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup powdered milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 large eggs (set one aside for egg wash)
1 tsp. Peppermint oil
red food coloring (optional)
Whisk all your wet ingredients together until well combined.
Add dry ingredients, one at a time, stirring between each addition to incorporate.
Knead dough on floured surface for 2-3 minutes.
Divide dough in half, make a well in one half and add the peppermint and food coloring-working it in and adding food coloring until desired color is reached.
Place both dough rolls back into bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm dough.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cover a cookie sheet in foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk egg for wash in a small bowl.
Remove dough from refrigerator, break each dough color up into an equal number of pieces- about a Tbsp. or so in size-depending on the size of the recipient.
Roll each ball into a small snake-like shape.
Work on a long sheet of wax paper creating candy canes to prevent sticking- dough will still be somewhat sticky and that is normal.
Twist one of each color together and bend the end to create a hook shape.
Place your “Candy Cane” on the foil lined baking sheet.
Brush each with egg wash.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
3. Fruity Christmas Truffle
3/4 cup dog-friendly fruit, mashed or pureed
2 tbsp coconut oil, warmed to liquid
approximately 1/4 cup coconut flour
Fine desiccated coconut (or other coating option) for rolling
Thoroughly mash the chosen fruit in a mixing bowl (or puree for a more uniform truffle texture)
Add coconut oil.
Incrementally add coconut flour.
Add a little extra coconut flour or water if needed to adjust consistency to a nice sticky dough – precise measures can vary depending on the liquid in your fruit.
The coconut oil will firm-up when chilled, so this dough may feel slightly oily/wet and crumbly when warm.
Press into small bite-sized balls, coat in coconut, and refrigerate until firm.