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Christmas Dog Treat Recipes: 4 Great Options

We’d never want your dog missing out on your family’s Christmas baking tradition! Here are three of our favorite homemade Christmas dog treat recipes. Bone-appetite!

Written by: Lauren Katims, Executive Editor Dogster

Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Christmas Dog Treat Recipes: 4 Great Options

Your dog is most likely enjoying her Christmas treats as much as you enjoy yours! We share a few of our favorite Christmas dog treat recipes and some dog lovers baking gear to kick start your baking.

Do you have a dog treat recipe you’d like to share? Comment with your favorite Christmas or holiday dog treat recipes for us — and our pups — to try.

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The 4 Dogster’s Favorite Christmas Dog Treat Recipes

1. Peanut Butter Bites


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter, no salt, sugar or xylitol added
  • ¼ cup honey (not raw honey)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups whole-wheat or rice flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder


  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well until the dough is stiff; if it is too sticky, mix in a small amount of flour.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until firm. Roll out the dough to half-inch thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Put the cookies on a baking sheet ½-inch apart. Bake at 350° F for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • When done, the cookie should be firm. Turn the oven off and leave the cookies in for 1 to 2 hours to harden.

Yield: approximately 40 2-inch cookies.

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Image Credit: Gerhardus Kotze, Shutterstock

2. Banana Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat or rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-natural applesauce, no sugar or xylitol added
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1¼ cup honey (not raw honey)
  • 1 3/4 cups quick cooking oats, uncooked


  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • With a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet, about 1½ inches apart. Bake at 350° F for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • When done, the cookies should be firm. Turn the oven off and leave the cookies in for one to two hours to harden.

3. Cranberry Mint Holiday Cookies for Dogs

Makes: 10 small cookies


  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen unsweetened cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons organic, unsweetened applesauce (be sure that the applesauce does not contain any added ingredients)
  • ½ apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseeds mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make your flax egg by adding the ground flaxseeds with warm water in a large mixing bowl and whisk. Allow this to sit for 10 minutes until it forms a gel-like consistency.
  • Add the applesauce, chopped apple, mint and cranberries. Stir to combine.
  • Incorporate the coconut flour and water and stir again.
  • Drop into bite-sized cookies or cut out and place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
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4. Broth and Oat Cookies

Recipe by Dogster writer Desiree Wood


  • 2 cups, plus 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bone broth for dogs
  • Optional add-ins include 1/4 cup cooked/shredded chicken, 1/4 cup washed/chopped apples. Make sure you can still roll out the dough.


  • Preheat oven to 325F
  • Add broth, egg and 2 cups of rolled oats to a mixing bowl and combine well. Add remaining oats and combine.
  • Pour the mixture on wax paper or a flour-sprinkled surface and knead it until the dough becomes firm.
  • Fold in optional extras, press out to about 1/2 inch thickness
  • Cut or use cookie cutters to form into shapes and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 17-20 minutes.
  • Let them cool before serving. Store in an airtight container.

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Christmas Dog Treats Are Even Better With These Dog-Themed Christmas Baking Supplies:

$4.62. Personalized Dog Treat Cookie Cutter and Stamp; Creative Pixel Solutions on etsy.

$14.99. Watch Me Go Dog Apron;

$24.95. Nordic Ware Nonstick Puppy Love Dog Bone Treats Pan;

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