As twinkling lights warm our homes with holiday cheer, don't forget your furry family members! The smell of homemade holiday treats fills the air, tantalizing their taste buds but also reminding them that they, too, are an important part of our holiday celebrations. Treat your pup to these holiday treats as a small gesture that truly captures the spirit of giving and love!
Candy Cane Dog Treats
These peppermint cookies are not only adorable but are also packed with nutritious ingredients, like eggs and all-natural bone broth. Get into the spirit of the season, show your pup some extra love, and grab an Insta moment with these delightful homemade treats.
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Nonfat Powdered Milk
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract
1/2 Cup Natural Bone Broth, available at Fetch
1 Large Egg
2 Tsp Red Food Gels
1 Large Egg, for egg wash
Additional flour for kneading
1. Whisk together the flour, powdered milk, and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour the bone broth into a small bowl. Whisk the eggs into the bone broth.
2. Form a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
3. Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky.
4. Separate the dough in half. Wrap one half in wax paper and place in the fridge.
5. Add red food coloring to the other half and continue to knead until it has changed color. Once the dough has turned red, wrap it in wax paper and place it in the fridge. Allow to chill for 2 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350º and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
7. Divide each ball of dough into Tbsp-sized balls, equal number of balls per dough. Gently roll out each ball into strips, about 5 inches long and fairly thin.
8. Twist each colored strip together and curl the top as you place them on the baking sheet, in a candy cane shape.
9. Whisk the extra egg and coat each candy cane with the egg wash.
10. Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely.
Christmas Tree Cookies
What's not to love about colorful Christmas trees made from wholesome ingredients like rice flour, honey, coconut oil, and eggs? Easy to bake and fun to decorate, they're the perfect way to include your furry friend in the festive celebrations. No cookie cutters are required!
1 1/4 cups Rice Flour
2 Tbps Coconut Cooking Oil
1 Tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
A few drops of Food coloring
1. Preheat your oven to 350º
2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, coconut oil, honey, peppermint extract, and your chosen food coloring. Mix these ingredients together until they are well blended. This will form the base of your pet-friendly holiday cookies.
3. Gradually add your rice flour to this mixture. You can start by using a spoon, but as the dough thickens, you might find it easier to use your hands.
4. If the dough feels too dry, don't hesitate to add a bit more water. If it's too wet, simply add more rice flour. The goal is to achieve a firm, pliable dough that isn't sticky.
5. Once you're satisfied with the consistency of your dough, roll it out on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
6. Now comes the fun part: cutting out your shapes! We recommend Christmas tree shapes for a festive touch. You can also just keep it simple and cut triangles - feel free to get creative.
7. Arrange your cut-out cookies on a baking pan. Bake them for 10-15 minutes.
8. After baking, turn off the oven and leave the cookies inside with the door ajar for about 20-30 minutes more so they become nice and crunchy, just as dogs like them!
9. Once cooled, decorate for an extra festive flair. Remember, any decorations should be pet-safe.
Recipe Source: Gone to the Snow Dogs and Brutus Broth. Photo Source: Preppy Kitchen and Eats Amazing