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4 Holiday Desserts You Can Make For Your Dog

4 Holiday Desserts You Can Make For Your Dog

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to show your pup you appreciate him, than to make him a special treat? While you and your family are stuffing your faces in pies galore, give Fido his own dog-friendly dessert to enjoy at the same time!

Note: All doggy tummies are different. Share treats with your pup in moderation, and be aware of how much he can handle!

1. Doggy Egg Nog

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This simple recipe by Lola the Pitty is the perfect treat for your pup to enjoy by the fireplace on a good winter night!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (7 oz.) container plain greek yogurt (I used Fage 2%)
  • ½ of a (4 oz.) jar baby food (I used organic sweet potato & chicken)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg (free range if possible)
  • Gingerbread Buddy Biscuits (topping)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy.

Top with a small dog treat such as the tiny Buddy Biscuits.

*Recipe can easily be doubled and kept in the fridge for a couple days or frozen!
*You can leave the raw egg out if desired.

2. Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Bit Treats

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The Cottage Market is an eclectic little blog that came up with this pawesome recipe that has almost everything that our dogs adore.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of white flour  (you could use all whole wheat flour if you would like)
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 8 ounces of grate sharp cheddar
  • 1 large apple peeled and grated (make sure there are not pits)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons of bacon bits
  • 1 cup of milk

Directions:

Place the egg, butter and olive oil into your mixer bowl and whip together. Add the milk and mix a bit more.

Add the flours then add the grated apple, cheese, parsley and bacon bits.  Your dough should be nice and smooth. If it is too dry, add a little touch of water or milk and if it is too sticky add a little bit more flour!

Sprinkle some flour on your board or counter so the dough does not stick and roll out half of the dough (approximately 1/4″ thick) then sprinkle a little bit more cheese and parsley on top and give it a few rolls so everything sticks.

Now it is time to cut out your shapes – large, small, medium, whatever you want for your pup or pups!

Place them on your lightly coated baking sheet or you can use parchment to line it and pop them into a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes. They should be golden and nicely browned on the bottom.

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3. Peppermint Holidog Christmas Treats

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The name is clever enough for us to want to try these out! Peppermint is safe for dogs and is even believed to help an upset tummy for both humans and canines. This recipe from PetGuide is just what Fido needs!

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix flour, molasses, peanut butter, water, olive oil and peppermint extract until smooth.

Kneed flour on a floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with festive cookie cutters and place on non-stick cookie sheets.

Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Store treats in a sealed container and refrigerate or freeze.

 

4. Frozen Turkey Dinner Treats

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If your dog is looking for a heartier dessert, we have the perfect recipe for you to try. The hoomans over at 17 Apart have come up with an awesome, two-step, savory frozen dog treat for your pup to enjoy with some leftover turkey broth. Watch Fido gobble it up!

Ingredients:

Peas (fresh or canned)

Sweet potato (fresh or canned)

Turkey broth

Ice Tray or cake-pop mold

Directions:

Layer peas and sweet potato chunks to loosely fill molds, then pour broth to cover vegetables. Make sure to leave just a tad of room in the mold to account for expansion during freezing.

Pop those suckers in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight, then you’re good to go.

Featured image via Chicago Now

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