Holiday Baking For Dogs

Otis here. The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without fresh-baked goods. Chopper and I have a delicious and versatile recipe to share with you. We can have a cookie tray of our own too!

This recipe was developed special for our friends. You probably have most of these ingredients on hand, so it’s easy to whip out a batch of soft and tasty holiday snacks for your four-legged buddies when you’re in the mood to bake.

Chopper & Otis: Holiday Baking For Dogs

Pupper Mix & Match Cookie Recipe

    • 1 cup total of canned pumpkin, cooked sweet potato, peanut butter*, mashed banana or coconut oil
    • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 egg
    • ¼ cup applesauce or stock (vegetable, chicken, beef, pork or turkey)
  1. Mix ingredients. Roll dough into a ball, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll dough to ¼” thick. Use cookie cutters to cut festive shapes.
  4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes for small cookies (1.5”) or 10 minutes for larger cookies (2.5”).
  5. Cool on baking rack before sharing with your pupper.

*Make sure your peanut butter contains no xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs.

Chopper and hommade cookie

Spice It Up

Add up to 1/3 cup of one of the following to mix up the flavor and add a little decoration to the cookies.

  • Savory Flavors
    • chicken bits
    • shredded cheese
    • shredded carrots
    • celery
    • green beans
    • salmon chunks
    • corn (off the cob)
    • green peas
    • broccoli
  • Sweet Treats
    • blueberries
    • pineapple
    • apple slices
    • coconut
    • oranges
    • strawberries
    • unsweetened coconut
    • honey (1 tbsp.)
    • dry oats
    • marshmallow

Dress up a few cookies for a celebration with a light coat of yogurt or peanut butter. (Since the “frosting” can get messy, frost right before serving.)

Warning: Your dog will do tricks to solicit more of these snacks from you. Trust us on that. 😂

Our batch is (top image from right to left): marshmallow cookie, strawberry roll and green pea bone with the base with whole wheat flour + egg + coconut oil + cooked chicken breast bits.

Please share photos of your mix & match cookies with us on Instagram with #cookieswithchopperandotis or post on our facebook page

Chopper & Otis Holiday Cookie Tray

Whatever you celebrate this winter, we hope you and yours enjoy lots of playtime. Let the fun and games begin!

Until next time--