Here’s an easy DIY homemade Christmas themed dog treats recipe so your pup can join in on the Christmas cookie cheer!
Santa Paws gets treats left out for him, there’s an abundance of Christmas sweets all over your house, I hope you are thinking about your dog, too! Delicious and healthy homemade Christmas-themed dog treats you can easily make at home should do the trick.
Have fun with these cookies and remember – even if they don’t turn out the way you want, your dog will never know. They will just be eternally grateful for their own well-deserved holiday cookie!
These homemade dog treats for your pup consist of making two easy items – the actual cookie and then the icing. We will describe ways to spice this up along the way to make your holiday dog treats colorful and festive.
The cookie part of the dog treats will be very similar to the previous recipe we posted for a vegan and gluten-free 3 ingredient DIY dog treat. We will review how to make the cookie in this post, but check out the post to see all the nutrition that is packed into these delicious pup treats.
Christmas Themed Dog Treats 3 Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 1/2 cups of unbaked oats
Christmas Themed Dog Cookie Baking Instructions:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and softly grease a baking sheet.
- Mash both the pumpkin and bananas together until it forms into a thick paste.
- Blend your oats to a fine powder with a food processor. Put aside a tablespoon of this powder for an upcoming step.
- Combine the paste substance you made and the blended oats powder together in a bowl and make sure it’s well blended.
- Use the tablespoon of oat powder to knead the dough. Roll your dough until it is around 1/2 an inch thick and then use a fun Christmas mold so your dog treats are festive. Here are some fun holiday silicone molds we love that include snowflakes, Christmas trees, gingerbread man, jingle bells, holly leaves, Santa Clause, reindeers, and sleighs.
- Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Once removed from the oven, allow to cool before taking them out of the baking sheet or silicone mold.
While your dog’s cookies are baking in the oven, you can get started on the icing to decorate the Christmas cookies with.
Dog-Friendly Icing Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- Food coloring (you can separate out the icing so you can make the colors you want to decorate these cookies with.) Here is a vegan/gluten free food coloring set we’ve used.
- 1/4 cup of water
Holiday Dog Icing Recipe/Instructions:
- Place the cornstarch in a bowl and mix in the water and the honey. Don’t worry if it looks a little thin because it will become hardened once cooled.
- Divide out your icing based on how many colors you will be creating with it.
- Add in a drop (you can increase for a more prominent color) of food coloring and mix until the icing is your desired color.
- Once the cookies are out of the oven and cooled a bit, place icing over them and then place your dog cookies into the refrigerator for at least an hour. If you will be adding smaller details to your cookies, refrigerate parts of the icing separately so it becomes thicker first before decorating with smaller details (like ornaments on a Christmas tree, for example.)
If you are looking for Christmas gifts from Santa Paws for your dog, check out our post ‘Dog Christmas Gifts From Santa Paws 2021.‘