I wish you all a very happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
It’s that time of year where cookies and treats are passed around, don’t forget we love treats too! Here are some great recipes from us to you, Marcellus approved!
Happy Holiday Dog Treats
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup bran
- 2 tablespoons dry milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons Spearmint Leaves or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons green food coloring or Spinach Powder (to get the color desired)
- 7/8 cup water
Directions for Christmas Dog Treats
With all of my recipes, you can use a mixer with a dough hook or a bread machine. I prefer the bread machine, as it’s so much easier. If you use a mixer, simply adjust the directions for making bread with your mixer.
- Place everything in the bread machine on the dough cycle.
- When the dough is ready, roll it to1/4” thick with a rolling pin.
- Cut into mini dog bone shapes and bake at 250 degrees F for about an hour. Check to make sure that they don’t get too brown.
- Turn off the oven and let the mini dog bones dry completely in the oven—This works best overnight.
These Christmas dog treats will keep for at least a month, so you can make them well ahead of the holidays.
Dogs love the mint flavor, and mint is helpful to dogs with digestive problems or sensitive stomachs. Mint will also help to freshen your dog’s breath!
For your Feline Friend
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.