The Holiday Countdown continues, we’re on the hunt for the best gifts for our family, friends, and loved ones. What about our furry friends They deserve some Christmas goodies too! We’ve sniffed out the best holiday baked goods’ for your furry friends. Remember to feed these delicious treats in moderation to your pets; too much of a good thing can definitely be bad!
“Pupkin” Doggie Biscuits
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 1/2 cups white or whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin puree, milk powder and flour; add 2 tsp. water, or enough so that the dough just comes together.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with 1-inch cookie cutters. Gather the scraps, combine, roll and form more biscuits; repeat until all the dough is used.
Place the biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn over and bake until hardened, another 20 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes.
Makes: 36 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Bake: 40 mins
via Rachel Ray
Apple Bacon Dog Treats
Yield 18-20 treats
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup oat flour
1/3 cup wheat germ
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup ground pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
2 cups carrots, roughly chopped
1 apple, cored and sliced
½ cup natural peanut butter
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tbsp. honey
3-4 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
1 tbsp. bacon grease (optional)
1/4 cup cream cheese (optional)
1 tbsp. chocolate free sprinkles (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together rolled oats, oat flour, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, ground pumpkin seeds, and ground flax seeds.
Add carrots and apples to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add peanut butter, bouillon cubes, honey, egg, bacon, and bacon grease (if using) and pulse until well combined. With the food processor running, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until a thick dough forms.
Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap until it is about ¼ inch thick. Press a dog bone shaped cookie cutter into the dough and transfer each cookie to the prepared cookie sheets. I also made some smaller treats for training using a small circular cookie cutter.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden in color. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Once cool you can optionally ice the treats with cream cheese and sprinkle the tops with chocolate free sprinkles. (Great for special occasions)
Serve at room temperature.
Note: stored in a sealed container or cookie jar the treats will last about one week. The cookies can also be frozen for future use.
Dog Christmas Cake Recipe
2 cups of whole wheat flour
¼ cup of wheat germ
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 cup of molasses
½ cup of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 apple, cored and chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a 12-cup bundt pan with vegetable oil and flour.
In a bowl mix the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon together and set it on the side. Then in another large bowl mix together the molasses, and oil, then add in the eggs one by one, and beat them until they blend in. then add in the vanilla along with ½ cup of water. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix it well until it becomes smooth. Then fold in the chopped apple pieces.
Put the batter into the pan and place in the oven. Bake for around 30 to 40 minutes or until when inserting a toothpick in the center of a cake it comes out clean.
Once done allow the cakes to cool completely before serving to your pet.