Need some Dog Christmas Treats for the furry family? These Holiday Dog Treats will do just the trick. This is a simple 4 ingredient recipe that can be used to cut out cute little gingerbread men treats for your pups.
If you want more fun dog treats, take a look at my Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats, Apple Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies, Carrot Dog Treats, and Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcakes.
How to make Holiday Dog Treats
These little beef stock dog treats are simple to make and only requires 4 ingredients. Sounds like we're off to a good start, right?
- Start by adding the rolled oats into a food processor to pulse into a coarse oat flour.
- Add the oat flour to a large mixing bowl along with the unbleached flour, eggs, and beef stock. Beat until incorporated.
- Coat your counter with plenty of flour because the dough will be slightly sticky.
- Add the dough to the well-floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thickness.
- Using fun Christmas cookie cutters, cut out the dog treats. Don't use overly complicated cutters, they may stick.
Using a spatula, transfer the dog treats to a parchment-lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Tips to cutting out Holiday Dog Treats
- Place the dough on a well-floured surface
- Dip your cookie cutters in flour to prevent sticking
- If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender to form coarse oat flour
- If you want fun colored dog treats, use natural food color dye
Dog Treat Add-ins
There are some great options to add to these holiday dog treats. Here are a few I can think of.
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- ½ cup grated carrot, patted dry to not add extra moisture
- ¼ cup cooked bacon, chopped
- ½ cup grated apple, patted dry to not add extra moisture
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
How to store Holiday Dog Treats
Store these Dog Christmas Treats in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks. They don't have a lot in them so they can last quite a while. If anything, they may just get crunchier over time which I don't think dogs will have a problem with.
Can you freeze Holiday Dog Treats
Yes! Place these cookies in a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. You can quickly thaw them on the counter for about 30 minutes before feeding to your dog or let them eat it frozen.
Can I substitute the unbleached flour for whole wheat flour?
Yes, I've used whole wheat flour in several of my dog treat recipes.
Can I use store-bought oat flour?
If you can find it or have it on hand, you can use it!
Can I substitute the beef stock for other liquids?
Yes, you can use low sodium chicken stock or just plain water for this recipe.
Holiday Dog Treats
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup low sodium beef stock
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the rolled oats in a food processor and grind until a coarse oat flour forms.
- Add the oat flour, unbleached flour, eggs, and beef stock to a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until combined.
- Place the dough on a well-floured area and roll out to ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutters and transfer to the prepared cookie sheet.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5 to 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack or paper towel to cool completely.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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