Recipe: Homemade Christmas Cookies for Dogs

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These Christmas dog treats would make a great snack for any pup. As I mentioned, if your dog has food allergies, you can make substitutions to meet his needs.

Be sure to cut the treats to an appropriate size for your dog, so as not to add too many extra calories to his diet. You can also cut out the icing, if you’re trying to reduce the calorie count in these homemade dog treats.




  • 2 cups ground oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg

For dog-friendly icing

  • 3 tbsp. low-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • pinch of ground cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, cinnamon and molasses. Stir in the peanut butter and blend completely.

Mix in the oats, and combine until the mixture is uniform in consistency.

Roll out the dough between sheets of parchment or wax paper until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough or use a pizza cutter or knife to score the dough into small squares.

Place the homemade dog treats on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake them in your 350˚ oven for 18 – 22 minutes.

If you choose to, you can put icing on the cookies. Drizzle icing over the cookies or use the icing to draw designs.

To make the icing, combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use a small piping bag or a plastic storage bag, like I do in the video above.

I just cut a small piece off of one corner of the bag, and use it as a DIY piping bag.