We at Ollie love a good fake holiday. It’s especially great if it gives us an excuse to indulge in sweets, which we don’t need. The National Cookie Day is December 4, which feels more like a kickoff to all the holiday baking and cookie eating that the next month has in store.
We gathered the top dog “cookie” recipes on the web to celebrate the sweeter aspects of life. If chocolate chip is not your thing, we have a recipe you can make for your best friend.
We take nutrition and health very seriously. However, it is important to note that cookies can sometimes be a food. Treats should not exceed 10% of your dog’s daily diet. Now, let’s get ready to bake!
Photo: Clean Eating Magazine
Cookies with Mango Chicken for Dogs
Clean Eating Magazine has this recipe for Mango Chicken Dog Cookies. This recipe is made with healthy ingredients such as skinless, boneless chicken breasts and fresh mango. Make sure your dog doesn’t eat the mango pit when you make these cookies. It can cause them to become sick.
Photo: Damn Delicious
Spinach, Carrot & Zucchini Treats
These Spinach, Carrot & Zucchini treats are a great way to get your dog some fresh fruits. We love spinach’s health benefits so much, we use it in some Ollie Recipes.
It’s a tasty combination of carrots and zucchini that will delight your dog. These are great for dogs who want to lose weight. These treats are high in fiber, which will help your dog feel full thanks to the pumpkin base and all the vegetables. These treats can be cut into small pieces with mini cookie cutters.
Photo by Holistic Pet Wellness
Spinach, Apple, & Carrot Treats
These Spinach, Apple, & Carrot treats are perfect for your dog if they love the sweetness of apples with their spinach. They will feel like an indulgence, packed with fruits and vegetables. Coconut flour is used to replace the use of grains in this recipe. These are great for dogs who don’t eat grains.
For the sweet tooth
These Snickerdoodles will make your home smell amazing. They are also made with rice flour. You may not be able to tolerate gluten or wheat for your dog, but there are other reasons you might prefer your kitchen free of gluten. These sweet treats smell and look a lot like human versions so don’t be surprised if you decide to try one.
Peanut Butter Sandwich Dog Treats
Photo: Sweet Paul Magazine
These Peanut Butter Sandwich Dog Treats are for the peanut butter lover who also likes to be fancy. These treats look a bit like French Macaron so you can make any occasion more special. These cookies can be topped with cream cheese, or your dog’s favorite Ollie flavor, if you feel adventurous. These cookies can be decorated with Royal Icing or dog-safe sprinkles such as shredded coconut.
You can share it (maybe)
Davina Soondrom, Head Sugar Pusher at Hey Sugar asked us for a favorite recipe for Oscar, her Shih Tzu. Although this recipe does not contain sugar, it contains delicious treats that can both be enjoyed by dogs and humans.
It is possible to make several batches now, and then repeat them over the month while you celebrate other winter holidays.
Doggy Holiday Cookies
2/3 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup peanut butter (check your ingredients! Peanut butter should not contain artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, which can be toxic for furry friends. 2)>2 large eggs1/2 teaspoon cinnamon2 1/2 + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour4 strips rendered and chopped bacon (optional). Preheat oven to 350°F Slowly add 2 1/2 cups flour to the bowl. Continue beating until well combined. You can add 1/2 cup flour at a slow speed until the dough becomes sticky. Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes until it is smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut desired shapes. Place the dough on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Cookies can be kept in a ziploc bag for up to two weeks. Sharing is caring, but it’s also possible to keep them in a ziploc bag for up to two weeks.
Dog Cookie Royal Icing
1/4 cup potato starch2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup1/4 cup waterNatural dye The icing will appear thin but hardens like royal icing. You only need a few drops. Place decorated cookies in the refrigerator to speed up the hardening of the icing.
We hope you and your dog celebrate National Cookie Day in any way you choose.
The Ollie blog aims to help pet parents live healthier lives with their dogs. MyOllie.com is a great place to find out more about our human-grade, fresh food.