Holiday Recipes for Pets
Don’t forget the pets this holiday season when you are baking cookies & other delicious treats for your friends, family & loved one! There are lots of great Holiday Recipes for Pets out there for your furry loved ones too!
FOR THE PUPPIES
Holiday Carol Mint Dog Cookies
Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup baking mix (Bisquick or Jiffy), 5 drops mint flavoring, ¼ cup milk, 2 tablespoons margarine, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon corn syrup. Mix all ingredients and roll out onto a floured surface to approximately ¼ inch thick. Cut with bone shape or holiday cookie cutters and position on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool the dip cookies halfway into melted carob or spoon the carob icing over half of each cookie. Make sure cookies are cooled down before storing, gift wrapping or giving to your pup. Store these treats in a sealed, airtight container for freshness.
**DO NOT substitute chocolate chips, chocolate is toxic to dogs instead go with carob a safe alternative for your barking chocoholic. Carob should be found in your stores baking department.
Peanut Butter Slice and Bake Biscuits
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tsp plain wheat germ
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup shredded dried beef, saved for top of cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 375°.
- In a pot on top of the stove, place your peanut butter, molasses, water, wheat germ and salt. Warm at medium heat.
- Melt the ingredients together, whisking quickly.
- Once melted and smooth, take the peanut butter mixture, which should now be nearly liquid, and put in a small bowl.
- Measure your flour into a large mixing bowl, and fold in your liquid mixture slowly until your dough is soft. Be sure to have a well-floured board ready to go!
- Once you have your dough mixed to the consistency you desire, turn it onto your floured board, roll it into a log shape. Place it in the refrigerator for two hours, until your dough is hard enough to slice into ¼-inch sections. If you are in a real rush, you can place it in the freezer for ½ hour until firm.
- Have a cookie sheet ready to go, and spray it lightly with a non-stick spray.
- Place your slice and bake cookies on the cookie sheet.
- Put the dried beef in a blender or food processor to chop it.
- Sprinkle the top of each cookie with your shredded, dried beef.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and let your cookies dry out as the oven cools down. This will make them hard and help keep them fresh. It will also bring out the flavor and make it more intense.
- Once your cookies have completely cooled, it is time to place them in an air-tight container. You can either gift wrap them if you are giving them as a gift, or store them in your freezer up to three months until you are ready to serve them. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
FOR OUR KITTIES
Fish-tive Holiday Pretzels
3/4 cup canned tuna or salmon, drained well 1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whole-wheat flour
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium size bowl, mash canned fish well with a fork and combine with water and butter. Add flour to form a dough. Divide dough into 24 pieces, roll each piece into a rope, and shape into a pretzel. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Makes two dozen.
Note: dough can be rolled out and shaped with cookie cutters before placing on cookie sheets.
1 cup cooked turkey or chicken
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon margarine
1 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine turkey, broth and margarine. Add flour to make a soft dough. Add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time if dough is too sticky. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter, or break off pieces and form into interesting shapes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Makes about 30 treats.