The holidays are synonymous with baking cookies, and Santa isn’t the only one who can enjoy them this Christmas! There are many ingredients in traditional Christmas cookies that are unsafe and potentially toxic for your pups, such as chocolate, xylitol, sugar, spices, certain nuts and any toppings your dog can choke on. But now you can unleash the joy of the holiday season with these festive dog-friendly Christmas cookies that include cranberries — a natural anti-inflammatory that’s rich with antioxidants and helps support your dog’s immune system.
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- ½ cup plain applesauce
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute any flour)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Microwave the applesauce and frozen cranberries together until thawed. This will give your cookies a light red coloring.
- Pulse the fruit mixture and dried cranberries in the food processor until combined.
- Pulse in the rolled oats and flour, then add the eggs and coconut oil until a dough forms.
- Work the dough on a floured board, adding more flour as necessary.
- Roll out dough to about ¼ of an inch thick and cut into festive shapes using cookie cutters or a small knife.
- Bake for 20 minutes and let cool completely before serving.
Recipe inspired by Rover.com. This article contains recipe information that is considered suitable for pets. However, it is important to consult with your veterinarian before offering your pet any of the ingredients contained in this recipe.