Baking has always been a must for my family around the holidays. Once we got a dog, making homemade Christmas cookies for Duke became part of the annual tradition.
If you’re also a baking enthusiast, we found a few 5-star recipes that you can whip up in no time and serve just in time for Christmas. Bon appétit!
Gingerbread Dog Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are a staple during the Christmas season. The gooey molasses and hint of honey combine to make the perfect holiday treat. Fortunately, this recipe from Gone to the Snow Dogs allows pups to enjoy the gingerbread goodness their human owners do. For extra fun, use festive Christmas cookie cutters to give them extra flare.
Applesauce and Oatmeal Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
Kiki Kane shared five delectable recipes with Rover, including these quick and easy applesauce and oatmeal cookies. With only six ingredients, these 30-minute wonders are not only delicious but can also be made when you’re in a time crunch.
Apple Mint Christmas Dog Bones
All the peppermint lattes are out this time of year, and while your pooch doesn’t drink coffee, it’s likely he wouldn’t say no to a green, minty Christmas treat. It’s also likely his breath wouldn’t be opposed to some minty freshness either. Thankfully, Best Dog Treat Recipes came out with just such a recipe – minty and delicious all at once. Enjoy!
Snickerdoodle Dog Biscuits
Two of a Kind developed an easy snickerdoodle dog biscuit recipe so the sweet fur baby in your life can enjoy happy, healthy snacking. This simple recipe calls for ingredients you most likely already have around the house. They smell so good, you might be tempted to eat one, too.
Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
Any dog treat that contains peanut butter is a hit for Duke. Combine pumpkin with the peanut butter? Even better. This super simple recipe from 2 Bees in a Pod is easy to make and doesn’t require refrigeration before rolling out the dough. Don’t forget the Christmas cookie cutters!
Apple Cranberry Cookies
You can’t go wrong with apple and cranberry. The best thing about this recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef is its simplicity; it only calls for five ingredients – cranberries, applesauce, whole wheat flour, cinnamon and milk. If your dog is looking for something a little extra fruity this Christmas, look no further.
What to do With all the Cookies
In addition to treating your pooch on Christmas morning or throughout the season, don’t forget your baked goods make lovely Christmas gifts. Wrap a few cookies in cellophane with a Christmas bow to give to all the furry friends in your life. Oftentimes local shelters accept donations too and would be happy to spread some Christmas cheer and treats to their pets who are alone on Christmas.
If you have plenty of leftovers, most of these recipes can be safely stored for months or frozen for future use. Happy baking!
Thanks for stopping by! We’re glad you’re here and hope you enjoyed getting ideas for Christmas cookies for dogs this holiday season. We’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite, festive dog treat recipes?