Holiday Baking For Dogs

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    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--