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Many families enjoy baking when the holidays come around. Unfortunately, it’s hard for your pup to participate. Many sugary treats are full of sugar and high-fat contents that your dog isn’t used to. Not only will it make them gain weight, it can also upset their stomach and trigger unknown allergies. Fortunately, it’s easy (and fun) to bake Christmas goodies made just for your pup. This will help prevent them from begging for your table scraps and make them feel like part of the family during all of your holiday meals. It’ll also prevent weight gain, and save you money on expensive dog treats. Below you’ll find our top 10 favorite recipes for dogs. Try them out for your pup, trust us, they’ll thank you for it!

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peanut butter pumpkin treats

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These sweet treats have a great peanut butter flavor your dog will love. They’re easy to make, healthy, and your dog will think they’re people food! Plus, we’ve found that they fill our house with a great peanut butter/cinnamon aroma. You’ll also be happy to hear that the whole process only takes about 45 minutes, and the ingredients are easy to find around your house. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes

Temperature: 350

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350
  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or parchment
  • Mix together the flour, oats, and cinnamon
  • In a separate bowl; mix together the eggs, pumpkin, and peanut butter.
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  • Pour all of the ingredients onto a surface covered in flour and roll it until it’s 1/2 inch thick. You can then cut them out into any fun shapes.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet for 30-35 minutes, check them periodically to make sure nothing’s burning.

4 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These 4 ingredient treats are one of our favorites because of how quick and easy the recipe is. They have a strong peanut butter taste, without all of the added preservatives necessary for store-bought treats. Of course you can trust the ingredients, and you can also substitute all organic ingredients if you prefer. Chances are, you already have all of these ingredients lying around your kitchen, and it should only take about half an hour to prep and cook them!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Temperature: 375

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or parchment
  3. Mix together the whole wheat flour and baking powder, then add in the milk (or water), and peanut butter
  4. Mix the rest of the ingredients in.
  5. Roll out dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Cut out the biscuits into fun shapes for your pup!
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until brown).

sweet potato biscuits

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Sweet potatoes are great for dogs, and now you can feed them limited ingredient sweet potato biscuits. Sweet potatoes contain vitamins, beta-carotene, and are a low-fat vegetable to feed your pooch. These limited ingredient treats give your dog all of the benefits of sweet potatoes, without all of the added sugar and preservatives. They’re delicious, and of made from quality ingredients found right in your kitchen. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Temperature: 350

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.
  3. Mix together the flour, baby food, oats, and honey. Dump them onto a floured surface and kneed dough.
  4. Roll dough into 1/2 inch thick sheet. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes for your pup.
  5. Lay shapes on a cookie sheet and lightly cover them with the beaten egg. 
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 

cranberry cookies

These cranberry treats may take the longest to make, but they’re worth the wait! Cranberries not only give these treats a delicious sweet taste, but they’re also great for dogs! Unlike raisins (which are toxic), dried cranberries are actually full of vitamins and benefits for your dog. These sweet treats are vegetarian, healthy, and have a chewy texture that dogs love.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Temperature: 350

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the flour, applesauce, honey, and olive oil.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. You can then cut out fun shapes with your cookie cutters. 
  4. Take the chopped cranberries and pumpkin seeds and push them into the top of each cookie.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes

pumpkin & molasses treats

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These fun pumpkin and molasses treats have a ton of wholesome nutrients and vitamins that are great for your dog. Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene and fiber that will aid in digestion. And the molasses contains Vitamin B6 and potassium. Of course, your pup will love the strong taste. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Temperature: 350

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together the pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. 
  6. Make balls out of the dough (about 1″ wide) and put them on the cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork. 
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. 

Coconut Banana Truffle Treats

Truffles are a delicious way to treat yourself during the holidays, and now your dog can enjoy them, too! They’re also loaded with wholesome ingredients that your dog may not get from regular treats. The ground flax contains Omega 3’s that will benefit your dog’s skin, coat, and even heart health. Of course the banana contains fiber and loads of vitamins. 

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Instructions

  1. Mash the banana in with the coconut oil. 
  2. Add in the flaxseed, and then slowly add the coconut flour.
  3. Roll the dough out into small bite-sized balls for your pup. 
  4. Coat each truffle in the desiccated coconut. 
  5. Refrigerate the balls until they’re firm, and they’re ready to feed to Fido!

Apple Bacon oatmeal cookies

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What’s better than apple oatmeal cookies? Apple oatmeal cookies with bacon! Dogs absolutely love bacon, and now you can give them a delicious cookie covered in their favorite ingredients. They also contain wholesome ingredients such as flax seed and apple. The apple contains healthy vitamins, and the flax seed contains healthy fatty acids. These treats are great for your dog’s heart, coat, and fur.

Prep Time: 10  minutes

Cook Time: 13-15 minutes

Temperature: 350

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Peel and dice the apple
  4. Mix together flour, flax seed, oatmeal, apples, bacon, bacon grease, and bacon powder.
  5. Add milk in slowly.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls and then gently flatten them with your hand on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes.