It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For your dog too! So why should only you enjoy yummy homemade treats?
Make these three homemade and delicious dog treats and we guarantee you your dog will be happy!
Gingerbread dog cookies
These treats are very simple to make.
1 cup molasses
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger or one tsp. of dried powder ginger
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Get two bowls, one medium, and one large. Combine the molasses, honey, water, and oil in the medium bowl. In the large bowl mix the flour, the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Then you will want to slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Make sure you combine them well.
Divide this dough in four balls, wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 – 5 hours, or you can freeze them for 1 – 2 hours (just don’t let them get solid!).
After the dough is cold, lightly flour your surface and roll the dough out into about 1/4″ thickness. Now cut the dough out into fun shapes with a cookie cutter.
Bake for around 20 – 25 minutes, until the cookies start to get brown. You can take one out and break it to see how crunchy it is. If you want it really crunchy, then you will want to bake them longer.
Dog treats with pumpkin and peanut butter
Next up we have these dog treats with pumpkin and peanut butter. Not only are they a breeze to make but you will also need only six ingredients to make them!
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Then, use your hands to really mix everything well. You may also need to add a little bit of water.
Roll the dough into a ball. Then flour a hard surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out, which should be about 1/2 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to make a cute shape.
Bake in over for about 30 minutes, or until hard.
Yummy Christmas cookies
These cookies are full of healthy, whole ingredients including unsweetened applesauce, organic honey, and olive oil.
1 cup rye flour (or substitute rice flour or all-purpose flour)
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons organic honey
3½ tablespoons olive oil (or substitute organic canola oil)
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the flour, baking powder, applesauce, honey, and olive oil to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about half an inch thick. Cut treats with a cookie cutter and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until treats are firm to the touch.