This Christmas, Make Your Dog A Holiday Treat

by | May 3, 2024 | Recipes

Dogs are family too! This is the time for them to be spoiled just as much as the rest of the family. Treats that are made with love, like this Christmas dog treat recipe, will make your furry friend feel extra special this holiday season.

These healthy Christmas dog treats are perfect for any pup on your list this holiday season. Simply drizzle with dog-friendly icing to make them extra special! These homemade pet treat recipes don’t have to be time-consuming or difficult, and this recipe is proof.

This simple recipe only requires one bowl, and then it’s ready to bake. Simply mix the dough, cut out your dog cookies, and you’re all set!

Homemade dog treats are a great way to spoil your pup, especially during the holidays.


The next time I’m baking cookies to share, I’ll always include a little something for the dog, too.

This delicious snack (I know it tastes great because I ate a little bit) is an easy-to-make treat for your dogs. The icing makes them a little special as well.

The ingredients in this recipe all work together to create a meal that is nutritious, tasty, and easy to prepare.

This Christmas cookie for dogs is easy and quick to make, since it uses only one bowl and 5 ingredients: ground oats, molasses, egg, cinnamon, and peanut butter.


For treats

  • 2 cups ground oats (see note)

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (see note)

  • 2 tbsp. molasses

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1 egg (substitute flax or chia seed egg)

For dog-friendly icing

  • 3 tbsp. low-fat cream cheese

  • 4 tbsp. plain yogurt

  • pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg with cinnamon and molasses.

  3. Stir in peanut butter, mix until combined.

  4. Stir in ground oats and mix until thoroughly combined and uniform.

  5. Roll out dough between sheets of parchment paper to 6 mm thickness. Use a 5 cm cookie cutter to cut out treats.

  6. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing an inch apart, and bake for 18 – 22 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  8. Combine all ingredients for icing in a small bowl and drizzle over cooled dog treats. Let icing set for about 2 hours before storing.


  • Grind old-fashioned oats in food processor, or buy oat flour if you don’t have a food processor.

  • Please don’t use brands of peanut butter that contain xylitol – these are to be avoided for the safety of your pet.

  • Use regular molasses, not blackstrap.

  • Place dog-friendly icing in a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off to drizzle icing.

And that’s it! Now go make your dog or your friend’s and family’s dogs super happy this Christmas! Santa didn’t forget our four-legged friends!

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