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5 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes To Celebrate The Holidays

Merry Christmas! The holiday spirit is upon us and we want to share it with our furry best friends! Today we’re curated a list of homemade dog treat recipes that are holiday-themed and super easy to put together. Just having a few key ingredients on hand is enough to whip up these delicious Christmas dog treats. Your pups are guaranteed to be begging for these treats well into the New Year.

1. Gingerbread Dog Treats

We stumbled across Spoiled Hounds and this thoughtful Christmas dog treat recipe. You’ll want to check out their site to get the full scoop on all the ingredients, benefits, and substitutions!

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FULL RECIPE HERE

2. 4-Ingredient Simple Christmas Cookies

This is one of the easiest recipes to follow for all the last-minute pet parents (or if you’re just too lazy to hit the store). The ingredients can be easily substituted with other dog-friendly favorites like unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin, honey, etc.

homemade dog treat recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • Water

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  • Mix ingredients together well, adding water if needed to create a rollable dough
  • Roll out the dough and cut the cookies out
  • Bake for 15 min. or until browned

3. Holiday Detox Cookies

We could all use a little detoxing after the holidays right? This grain-free recipe is still a delicious treat for the pups and it’s made with healthy ingredients packed with nutrients and antioxidants!

christmas dog treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • ½ cup mashed bananas
  • ½ cup mashed blueberries
  • ½ natural peanut butter

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir, adding more water if needed
  • Roll out the dough and cut cookies
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until browned

4. Peppermint Apple Reindeer Cookies

If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, you and your pup will love this super festive peppermint treat. It requires more ingredients but it is so rewarding.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup all-natural applesauce
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1 ½ tsp. dry baking yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. dry milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped spearmint leaves
  • 7/8 cup water

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 250° F
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Use a bread hook on a mixer and combine everything together and mix well
  • Roll out the dough and cut the cookies
  • Bake for 1 hour until browned

5. Christmas Feast Dog Cookies

Don’t just settle for a treat, give your dog a whole feast instead! Your dog can munch down alongside you during dinner time with this protein rich treat. Don’t have turkey? You can substitute it with chicken!

homemade dog treat recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 ½ cup fast cooking oats
  • 1 ½ cups cooked, shredded white meat turkey
  • 1 cup low sodium turkey broth

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • Cover a baking tray with parchment paper Combine the dry ingredients and mix well
  • Use a blender to add the rest of the ingredients
  • Roll out the dough and cut cookies
  • Bake 25 min. until browned

And there you have it… 5 delicious homemade dog treat recipes to get the whole family celebrating the holidays! Let us know if you try out any of these recipes and tag us @RomingoTravel. Thank you to Spoiled Hounds and Top Dog Tips for these Christmas dog treats.

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