Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Barking Wednesday - Tasty Dog Treats for the Holidays

Thanks for joining me for my Barking Wednesday post.  
Each week I post stuff about my favorite guy...Kingers and his friends.  
All kinds of stuff....products - homemade treat recipes - info I have learned over the years, etc.  Info I think is helpful in making sure that every dog lives a fantastic life.

I wanted to share with everyone a couple of my favorite Doggie Christmas Treat Recipes. These are both Kingers favorites.  Easy to make and good for them. 

A bag of homemade treats make great gifts to give your Doggie Friends!  Dozer knows them as "Nana Treats",  Boomer sits very nice for a "Debbie Treat" and Kingers wags his tail for a "Cookie".

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Doggie Cookies

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, and cinnamon in a bowl. Dough will be dry and stiff. If needed add a small amount of water. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.
When completely cooled I place in clear bags I get at the hobby store and tie with a ribbon.

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup water

Heat the oven to 325 F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon. Mix in the oil, molasses and water, then let rest for 15 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until ¼ inch thick.
Using holiday or bone shaped cookie cutters, cut out cookies, make sure to use every pieces of dough. It is fine to re-roll the scraps. Place cut out shapes the baking sheet,  bake until firm, about 20 minutes.
Cool on the baking sheet. When they are completely cool I place them in bags I get at hobby store and tie with a ribbon. 

As always I recommend that you check with your vet before giving your dog anything new to eat.


  1. Great recipes! I love the idea of giving homebaked goodies to your favorite doggy friends. It is a fun project to do with kids, too.

  2. Love this idea. I have everything in my pantry to make the peanut butter pumpkin dog treat. My sister makes homemade treats for my fur babies and they love it. Guess I will give it a try today. Thanks for the tip.

  3. I bake home-made doggie treats at Christmas time and take them to the doggie park as presents for all of my 4-legged-friends! I am happy to have 2 more recipes to add to my options! Thanks!

  4. My Baby Girl just loves PB! Thanks for this... She will be in doggie heaven!

  5. we are so making these for our k-9 friends!!

  6. This is such a cute doggie gift idea! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Oh, I know my dog would LOVE these!!

  8. Thanks for these recipes! My little dog would love them!

  9. These are fantastic! The husband was just saying we needed to get a new treat for our pup for the Holiday.

  10. Oh how cool, what fun recipes! I think I will gift these out, I always love to bring pet gifts to holiday events!

  11. I don't have a dog so I can't use the recipe but I think it's a great idea to make your own dog treats. Then you know what's in them!

  12. With the recent dog treat recalls, it is good to have some recipes and be able to make your own! They're so much better for the dog too. Rio would go crazy over these.

  13. I love thinking of my furry friends during the holidays! They deserve handmade treats, too.

  14. Awe, these are awesome. I have never thought of baking treats for my dog... hmmm, thanks

  15. Homemade doggie it! These recipes sounds good enough for me to eat. Our animal friends need natural foods too.

  16. These sound yummy! Our old dog loved peanut butter!

  17. This is just way too fun to bake your own dog treats. I love the idea!

  18. These sound great. I will be baking some for my mom's dog for sure.

  19. I think it is wonderful the way people are being more concerned about the food their pets eat.

  20. Our cat recently ran away so we've sworn off animals for awhile, but I'll keep this in mind for the next pet we bring home!

  21. This is such a great idea! I'm totally loving it!

  22. great idea for the pets! we have two dogs and i am sure they will love this