5 Christmas Dog Treat Recipes Your Pup Will Love

Give your pet a delicious gift this holiday season with these 5 homemade Dog Christmas Treat recipes for you to try out.

Tis’ the season to give your pet a tasty and festive gift, a batch of Christmas dog treats!

While you’re baking cookies and desserts for your own holiday festivities, why not try out a dog treat recipe to make your pup’s Christmas merry and bright? 

To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of 5 Christmas dog treat recipes that we think your pet will love. If you end up baking any of these delicious treats, let us know if your pup enjoyed them. 

Let’s dig in. 

5 Christmas Dog Treat Recipes 

Peanut Butter Dog Treats 

This Christmas dog treat recipe from the Cookie Rookie only takes 45 minutes to prepare and requires 9 ingredients. The recipe gives step by step instructions on how to bake these peanut butter dog bone treats including substitutes if your dog is allergic to flour. 

The ingredients you’ll need include: 

For the Dog Treats

  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 cup peanut butter 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 

For the Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch 
  • 3-4 tablespoons hot water 

Grab the full recipe on the Cookie Rookie, here. 

Applesauce & Oatmeal Cut Out Cookies 

For a simple Christmas dog treat recipe with ingredients you probably already have at home, try out these Applesauce and Oatmeal cut out cookies from Rover. 

These require 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes for baking. A sweet treat prepared in just 30 minutes. 

Ingredient list:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute with regular flour for a whiter dough)
  • 2 cups rolled oat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the instructions and full recipe, visit Rover here.

5 Ingredient Oat & Peanut Butter Christmas Treats

If you want to bake a special treat, but you don’t have a lot of time, this 5 ingredient Christmas treat recipe is perfect for you. 

In 38 minutes you’ll have delicious baked goodness that your pup will love and enjoy. 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

For treats

  • 2 cups ground oats 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 2 tbsp. Molasses
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg (substitute flax or chia seed egg)

For dog-friendly icing

  • 3 tbsp. low-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

For step by step instructions and guidance, check out the full recipe on Pook’s Pantry, here. 

Gingerbread Cookies 

Gingerbread Cookies are a holiday favorite, so why not bake a pet-friendly version for your pup?

With this recipe from Gone to the Snow Dogs, you’ll have a holiday hit in less than an hour. 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3 cups Gluten Free Flour or flour of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cup Molasses

For step by step instructions and full instructions, view the recipe here or watch the video version below. 

Dog Candy Cane Treats 

The last recipe on our list may just be our favorite recipe yet, candy cane treats!

With the recipe brought to you by the Dodo, it’s a dog dessert that’s guaranteed to be a favorite of your pup’s this holiday season. 

For all the ingredients and step by step instructions on how to make these treats, view their video below. 

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