December 3, 2023
Sweet Treats: 5 EASY Dog-Safe Holiday Cookie Recipes (With Videos!)
There is no shortage of sweets and tasty treats during the holiday season. However, sugar and artificial sweeteners can be dangerous to your canine counterpart, which typically means they don’t get to share the delicious desserts you’re cooking up.
Here are 5 EASY recipes you can make for your pup this holiday season!
Eggnog Flavored Dog Biscuits
Eggnog is in the running for the official drink of the holiday season, but traditional eggnog is not something you should be sharing with your pup. Here’s an easy recipe that takes just under an hour of total prep and requires very few ingredients!
1 Free Range Egg
2 Tbs Melted Organic Coconut Oil
2 Tbs Organic Maple Syrup or honey
3 Tbs Non-dairy Milk (oat, or coconut milk) or Dairy (Goat’s Milk)
2 Cups Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour (or) Gluten Free Oat Flour
¼ Tsp Cinnamon
Christmas Tree Cookies
If you celebrate the Christmas holiday and you’re a fan of making cookies, then there’s a good chance you own a tree-shaped cookie cutter. This limited ingredient recipe is great for dogs with food allergies!
2 Tablespoons Coconut Cooking Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 ¼ Cup White Rice Flour
(Optional) Dog-Safe Food Coloring
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Decorate Your Milk-Bone Treats for the Holidays
Decorating sugar cookies with icing is a classic Christmas tradition, but regular icing can be harmful and even dangerous if ingested by your pet. Here’s an easy recipe from the folks at Milk-Bone to get your pup in on the fun and a recipe for icing made just for them!
Milk-Bone Original Biscuit
1/4 cup peanut butter (without artificial sweeteners)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 to 4 tablespoons water
Dog-Safe Food Coloring
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Dog-Safe Candy Canes
Candy canes are a holiday staple, but regular candy canes are a no-no for your four-legged family member. Here’s a simple, fast, and easy dog-safe candy recipe that uses only a few easy-to-find ingredients!
3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
½ Cup Powdered Milk
½ Tsp Baking Powder
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
Red Dog-Safe Food Coloring
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Gingerbread Cookies and Peppermint Ice Cream
No Holiday season would be complete without gingerbread cookies, and why not throw some peppermint ice cream in the mix for a little extra holiday cheer! These two recipes use very few ingredients and will have your dogs feeling festive.
1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
¼ Tsp Ground Cloves
¼ Cup Water
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup Molasses
Peppermint Ice Cream Ingredients:
5-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
Red Dog-Safe Food Coloring