Are you a dog owner who loves spoiling your furry friend during the holiday season? Look no further! We have the perfect recipe for you to make some delicious holiday dog treats. These gingerbread dog treats are not only festive but also incredibly easy to make with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen. Your dog will love these homemade treats, and you can rest easy knowing exactly what’s in them. So, let’s get started on making some tasty and healthy Christmas dog treats that your furry friend will be sure to wag his tail for!
Holiday Dog Treats Recipe: Gingerbread Dog Treats Recipe
As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your furry friends. What’s better than making some delicious and healthy holiday dog treats for them? You can involve your furry friend in the process too. In this article, we’ll be sharing the perfect gingerbread dog treat recipe to get you started.
Making homemade treats instead of buying store-bought treats is a great way to control what goes into your pet’s food. Many dog treats in stores contain additives and preservatives that are harmful to your furry friend. By making your own treats at home, you can ensure they are fresh, healthy and free of harmful ingredients.
The recipe includes 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 eggs, 4 tbsp of Native Pet’s pumpkin powder mixed with 1/2 a cup of water, 2 tbsp of dog-friendly peanut butter, baking sheet with parchment paper, festive cookie cutters and mixer.
Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter and mix until smooth.
Slowly mix in whole wheat flour until dough becomes firm and sticky.
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut out festive shapes.
Place your gingerbread shapes on the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes, or until hard.
Let the gingerbread shapes cool completely.
Once they cool, prepare your icing. For icing, combine ¼ cup of peanut butter with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and melt in a saucepan. Stir with a whisk until combined.
Drizzle the icing on top of your finished cookies.
Tips and Tricks
Ensure that you use dog-friendly ingredients. Chocolate, raisins, grapes, and onions can all be toxic to our furry friends.
For smaller-sized dogs, you can use smaller cookie cutters.
If your dough is too dry, add in a little bit of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
After the cookies cool, store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
The holiday season is a great time to show our furry friends some extra love. Making homemade treats is a fun and easy way to do that. This gingerbread dog treat recipe is perfect for the holiday season. It’s a safe and healthy way to indulge your furry friend. Share the joy with pet owners you know, and don’t forget to subscribe to their channels for more dog-friendly recipes.
- Can I substitute pumpkin puree with something else?
Unfortunately, no. Pumpkin puree is an essential part of this recipe. It is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that support your pet’s immune system.
- Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter?
Yes, almond butter is a safe and healthy alternative to peanut butter.
- Can I freeze these gingerbread dog treats?
Yes, you can freeze these treats for up to 3 months. Ensure they are stored in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
- Can I bake these treats in a convection oven?
Yes, you can bake these treats in a convection oven. However, you may need to adjust the temperature and timing as per your oven.
- How long will these gingerbread dog treats last?
These gingerbread dog treats can last for up to 1 week in an airtight container. However, do remember that homemade treats don’t have preservatives like store-bought treats, so they won’t last as long.