Dog Treat Recipes
5 Easy & Delicious Dog Treat Recipes for Christmas
Simple & delicious dog treat recipes to spoil your favourite pooch this holiday season.
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
One thing I love most about the holidays is making homemade dog treats recipes for Christmas!
I just love giving thoughtful crafty gifts for the holidays. It’s another reason why I love homemade Christmas-themed dog treats – they make an adorable gift idea (and the perfect little dog stocking filler too!)
From gingerbread for dogs to Christmas dog treat recipes with peanut butter (every pup’s favourite) here you’ll find some great ideas to treat your best friend to festive deliciousness this holiday season.
And while Christmas is a very special time of the year, it’s often super busy too. But that’s what is so great about these homemade dog treat recipes…they’re quick, easy and scrumptious!
So, here’s a few Christmas dog treat recipes you can try this December to keep your pup’s tail wagging all season long.
5 Easy & Delicious Homemade Dog Treat Recipes for Christmas
Now before you roll up your sleeves and turn on the Christmas carols, keep these few quick tips in mind:
- Hello portion control! Keep the spoiling to a healthy level by making sure your treats are cut to the right size for dogs. A dog cookie cutter (like this handy dog cookie cutter set) is a great way to keep all your Christmas treats all equal size too.
- If you’re making these dog treat recipes for Christmas gifts, an easy and thoughtful way to decorate them is with our ‘Happy Howlidays’ DIY dog treat gift tags. They’re free to download and print!
- Another cute idea is to print out the recipes when gifting them to fellow dog mums and pet parents, so they can try them too.
Homemade dog treats like the ones below are a fun and festive way to spoil your pup at Christmas – we hope you and your pup love them!
1. PB & Ginger Snaps
Peanut butter dog treats are hands-down every pup’s favourite. Add a little ginger to the mix and voilà – you have a festive twist on a yummy doggie classic.
Plus, did you know ginger is a healthy herb for dogs? Not only is this Christmas dog treat recipe easy and extra yum – it has health benefits too (when given in moderation of course!)
See the full dog treat recipe here: Holiday Dog Treats: PB & Ginger Snaps by Pretty Fluffy
2. Christmas Pudding Cookie Dog Treats
Everyone loves homemade dog Christmas cookies! Especially ones that look like these adorable mini Christmas puddings.
The preparation time is only 15 minutes, so your pup will be chowing down these festive delights in no time.
Get the free recipe here: Homemade Dog Treats – Christmas Pudding Flavour by Baking Mad
3. The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe
Healthy, easy to make, dog-safe and utterly scrumptious, these homemade gingerbread cookies for dogs are a great way to celebrate Christmas with your best friend.
Whether it’s the warm spice or molasses flavour – or how cute the little gingerbread men shapes are – gingerbread always brings a festive and nostalgic feel to the holidays.
And now your pup can get in the spirit too!
See the full Christmas dog treat recipe here: Gingerbread for Dogs by Pretty Fluffy
4. Peanut Butter and Carob Christmas Dog Treats
We’re certainly big fans of carob dog treat recipes here at Pretty Fluffy!
Combined with yummy peanut butter, this delicious homemade Christmas treat for dogs will be one of the tastiest gifts going ‘round these holidays.
Find the free Christmas recipe here: Peanut Butter & Carob Dog Treats by Dalmatian DIY
5. Snowflake Shortbread Cookies for Dogs
Looking for a quick and easy Christmas dog treat recipe that still ticks the boxes for being fun, festive and delicious?
These homemade holiday dog treats are shaped like sweet snowflakes, and contain only 4 ingredients! What’s not to love?
See the recipe here: Snowflake Cookie Dog Treat Recipe by Pretty Fluffy
Want more homemade healthy dog treat recipes?
Check out our eBook 52 Weeks of Treats – Simple & Healthy Dog Treat Recipes for Every Season.
Now in it’s 2nd edition, 52 Weeks of Treats has over 30 healthy DIY dog treat recipes – including everything from summer ‘Blueberry Pupsicles’ to hearty winter ‘Beef Bites’.
With a handy allergies guide, quick references for grain and dairy free recipes AND a whole section just for special occasions (Doggie Birthday Cake anyone?) 52 Weeks of Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book.
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