Christmas Dog Treats

Christmas dog treatsAre you baking up a storm yet?  For most of us the cooking and baking marathons began just before Thanksgiving and will most likely continue until just after the New Year.  Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, you name it and someone somewhere across the world is baking it right now.  But what about Christmas dog treats? So many people succumb to the pressure of the sad puppy dog eyes and feed their dogs human treats throughout the holiday season.  This is a bad (horrible) idea.  Succumbing to puppy peer pressure and feeding your dog human sweets could land your best pal flat on his back with a serious upset stomach or even far worse, those tempting treats could kill him.  However, fear not.  Little Fido does not have to go without this holiday season.   Right in your own kitchen, you can whip up some treats that are healthy and appropriate for your dog.  Keep reading for a few amazing recipes for Christmas dog treats that will be sure to receive a two paws up!

Recipes for Christmas Dog Treats: 

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats


  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat your oven to 300°F. In a large mixing bowl, completely mash the banana.  Then combine the oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg.  Stir well.  Let the mixture set for 5 minutes.

Then, scoop the mixture and roll into a ball.  Each ball should be one tablespoonful.  Place the rolled balls onto a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper.  Press each ball into a 1 ½ to 2 inch coin shape.

Finally bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until firm.  The bottom of the treats should be a golden brown.  Cool completely before presenting the treats to your dog.

Store the treats in an air tight canister.  These treats can be frozen so why not make two batches? (Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods)

Bachelor Dog Treats

Sherry Yard over at La Weekly swears by this recipe!  Pull out your favorite Christmas Cookie cutters for this recipe!


  • 4 eggs, divided (2 for the dough, 2 for the wash)
  • 1 ounce vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 ounces chicken stock
  • 10 ounces whole wheat flour
  • 5 ounces all purpose flour
  • 3 ounces cornmeal
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, use a wire whisk to combine two eggs, oil and honey.  Then stir in the chicken stock.

Using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer, such as the Kitchen Aid, combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and cornmeal. While on medium speed, slowly pour in the chicken stock mixture, and then add the peanut butter. Continuing mixing for about one minute.

Divide the dough into two balls. Roll each ball to about ½ inch thick. Use your favorite Christmas cookie cutters to cut out the dough.  Spray your baking sheets with oil before placing the cut out cookies onto the baking sheet.

You will have two eggs remaining.  Whisk those two eggs in a small mixing bowl and lightly brush the egg over each cookie. Once the egg dries, repeat this process.  Finally bake these yummy cookies for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Again, cool completely before allowing your dog to enjoy his Christmas treats.

No time to bake this holiday season?  How about these Christmas Cranberry with Cheddar and Mint Treats from Dogwise? These treats are free of wheat, lactose, corn and soy.  AND they’re made right here in the U.S.A.  or these Christmas dog treats from Miles Kimball.  This set of 50 dog treats is also made in the U. S.A. from human grade ingredients make up these canine cuisine treats.

Whether you are cooking at home or buying from a vendor, always consult your vet about what your dog can and can’t have.  A little treat can wreck a lot of havoc on your dog’s tummy so be careful and Happy Holidays.


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