Give your dogs a treat this Christmas with these easy dog Christmas cookies made with just 4 ingredients and are gluten-free too. These iced dog cookies make a great gift too.
This quick and easy dog Christmas treats recipe is healthy for your dog, and will give you a good excuse to bake something tasty for the holiday season. We have used a dog friendly icing for these cookies but this is optional.
My dogs loved these cookies and could not wait until Christmas to devour these. I do sometimes wonder if it's pack mentality of eating everything I give them but Pixie is key. She is the only one who will turn down a vegetable or treat. She loved these so, that's my benchmark!
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Rice Flour for Dogs
This is not my number one flour for baking purely because our house is full of low carb flours. Rice flour is gluten free so it is still welcome with us for my furry mini zoo. I will use rice flour for homemade dog treats as it has a similar baking property as wheat flour without the grains. It binds well and is great for baked dog treats.
Dog Cookie Ingredients
All you need is 4 simple pantry ingredients to bake these homemade Christmas dog treats recipes.
- Pumpkin puree - we use our homemade pumpkin puree recipe to ensure that it's sugar and additive free.
- Rice flour- this gluten free flour binds well into a cookie dough. We have not yet tried this recipe with other flours.
- Eggs - A great source of protein and helps bind the cookie dough
- Cinnamon - An anti-flammatory spice that is dog friendly.
- Spirulina - for the cookie icing we use a mix of blue and green spirulina mixed with Greek yogurt.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
How to Make Dog Christmas Cookies
This homemade dog cookie recipe is just as easy as your own! Mix, roll, cut shapes and bake!
Mix ingredients into a dough
Roll out with a rolling pin and cut cookie shapes and bake
Mix the healthy cookie icing
Baked and iced cookies ready for good boy treats
Keep these homemade dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you store them with the yogurt icing they make become a bit softer. To be honest, your dogs won't care! They will keep up to 5 days in the fridge.
The rice flour could be replace with whole wheat flour for a non gluten-free dog treat.
Coconut flour can be used for a low carb dog treat but the volume would need to be reduced to about a cup because it absorbs liquid at an increased rate due to the fiber content.
More Homemade Dog Treats
If you want to bake a homemade dog treat we have a few recipes you may want to try:
Dog Christmas Cookies
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups rice flour
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon spirulina powder `
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl add all the ingredients and mix until you have a dough.
- Roll out the dough mixture in between two layers of parchment paper and use a cookie cutter to make the cookie shapes.
- Place the cut cookie shapes on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cookies are firm.
- Allow to cool thoroughly on a cooling rack until ready to ice (optional)
Make the Cookie Icing
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the spirulina power and the Greek yogurt power. Mix until you have an even color.
- Either pipe or spread the cookie icing over the cookies
- You are ready to give out treats!
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