3 Types of Christmas Dog Treats That Your Pup Will Love


by Doggy Blogger


2 labradors waiting to open their presents filled with Christmas dog treats

Everyone in the family should feel special at Christmas time, including our dogs. With these tasty recipes, you can provide them with homemade treats that will put a wag in their tail and a smile on their face. Its a proven strategy to better bonding, according to research!

We have 3 delicious Christmas dog treats for you, complete with ingredients and recipes, take a look.

Tasty Xmas Treats With Apple and Mint

Ingredients You Will Need

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 7/8 cup water
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp dry milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped spearmint leaves
  • 1½ tsp dry baking yeast

You’ll also need the following to produce the Christmas dog treats:

  • A strong mixer equipped with a dough hook (a bread machine would also work)
  • A big ball (if you use a blender)
  • A rolling pin that won’t stick
  • A small bone-shaped biscuit cutter
  • Cookie sheets or parchment paper
Tasty Xmas Treats With Apple and Mint

Preparing Your Treats

  1. Prepare your bread machine and place everything inside, before setting the program for making the dough
  2. Place your prepared dough on a flat surface and make sure that you have floured it
  3. Roll out the dough until it is around 1/4 of an inch in thickness
  4. Cut the dough using your cookie cutter, gather up loose pieces, and roll again to use up all of the dough
  5. Cover a tray with baking paper and place treat
  6. Bake treats for an hour at 250F until they begin to brown
  7. Turn the oven off, leave the tray inside and let the treats dry overnight.

Candy Cane Xmas Treats

 Light Dough

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • One egg, beaten

Dark Dough

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • One beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp oil

Additionally, you will require cookie sheets, 2 wooden spoons, and 2 large bowls for preparation.

Candy Cane Xmas Treats

Getting Stuck In

To get started preheat your oven to 350F (175C), grease the cookie sheets, and use the following steps to prepare your light dough:

  1. In one large bowl use a wooden spoon to mix all dry ingredients
  2. Now add your wet ingredients and fold them into the mixture before giving it a good stir to create a consistent mixture with no lumps
  3. Stop mixing once you have a firm dough

Making Dark Dough

Now it is time to make the dark dough using these steps :

  1. Using the second bowl mix all dry ingredients together
  2. Add wet ingredients to the mixture
  3. Mix ingredients using the second wooden spoon
  4. Stop mixing once you have a smooth and soft consistency, less dense that the lighter batter

Finishing Up Your Treats

Now that you have both doughs ready, prepare using the following steps:

  1. Cover your cutting board with flour
  2. Take a small amount of each dough, around the size of a golf ball
  3. Roll out each piece into logs of similar length
  4. Place both logs side by side and begin to plait
  5. Bend the top of the single log to look like a candy cane
  6. Place cookie sheets onto a baking tray and line up your canes
  7. Bake for 10 minutes
  8. Turn oven off and leave inside to cool for 20 minutes

Honey and Cinnamon Xmas Treats

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (preferably olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp honey
Honey and Cinnamon Xmas Treats

Once you have your ingredients you will also need a couple of large bowls, measuring utensils, a cookie cutter, and some parchment paper. Now you have all that you need, here is how to create these tasty treats:

  1. All the wet ingredients should be combined in one bowl
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the second big bowl and thoroughly combine them
  3. Mix after incorporating the dry ingredients into the wet mixture
  4. Make two portions of the dough
  5. Each component should be put in a bowl, wrapped, and chilled for at least 3.5 hours. The optimal time to chill the dough in the refrigerator is for about 5 hours
  6. Place the dough on a flat surface when it has chilled
  7. Use the rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4”
  8. Set your oven to 350 degrees (175 C)
  9. The dog biscuits should be cut out using the cookie cutter
  10. The Christmas dog treats should be put on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  11. Bake your treats for between 10 and 15 minutes
  12. Open the oven, turn it off, and let the dog treats cool inside
  13. Decorate the cooled Christmas dog treats with carob or yogurt drips after cooling

Why not give these Christmas dog treats a try and let us know how they turn out?

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