3 Healthy and Organic, Homemade, Holiday Pet Treat Recipes

This holiday season, treat your pet by giving them healthy, homemade treats for them to enjoy! Know that your pets care is in your hands and made with love by you!

You can fill their stocking to the top with these delicious edibles that are made with common ingredients, found at your local grocery store. You can know the ingredients your pet is consuming and don’t have to worry about if that ingredient you can’t pronounce, on the back of the treat box, is really good for them.

Organic Frosted Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

These delicious, holiday cookies for your dogs are not only delicious, but packed with power and health. With all organic, gluten free ingredients, you know that your dogs treats are helping to promote a healthy life for them. My dog Pumpkin, has been a great taste tester and hasn’t turned one down yet! Honey, builds immunity; and almond flour is packed with protein. If you choose to top it with my delicious, yet healthy frosting, your dog is certain to love these!

2 1⁄2 cups organic whole wheat (note: I tried to substitute with coconut flour and didn’t get the right consistency…I will try some day again however)

  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup organic, peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and egg. Add water, honey and peanut butter, and stir until the dough becomes stiff and sticky. Use a spoon to “knead” the dough or a paddle attachment on your mixer, if you have one (you may need to add more flour to get the desired consistency).
  3. Lay a piece of parchment paper securely, across your work surface, and lightly flour it. Roll the dough to approximately 1⁄2” thick. Use fun, holiday cookie cutters to make your favorite shapes. These treats rise very little so expect them to look much like they did when they went in, only harder.
  4. Apply the frosting. It’s important to apply this BEFORE baking, to preserve the freshness of the frosting.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the treats are a golden color.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Frosting for Cookies

For this recipe, you create a tasty frosting for your peanut butter cookies, or other homemade treat recipes! You can add food coloring to decorate your cookies for the holidays and give them as gifts to friends!

  1. 8 oz. organic cream cheese (low or fat free)
  2. 2 Tbsp. raw, unfiltered honey
  3. 2 Tbsp. plain, organic yogurt (low or fat free)
  4. 3 Tbsp. Organic Whole Wheat Flour

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, honey and yogurt.
  2. Slowly add in 1 tablespoon of the flour at a time. Make sure you have a good consistency to spreading on the cookie. Add more or less flour, if necessary.

Organic, Gluten Free, Cat Treats

Spoil your cat. this holiday season, with these amazing, organic treats. They are certain to devour them! Ingredients such as tuna, flaxseed and almond flour provide your feline with healthy proteins! The coconut oil is great for your cats’ skin and hair, and is a natural antiseptic. I haven’t found a cat that doesn’t love this recipe, and you can even coax the most elusive of cats, onto your lap, to try one of these!

  • 6 oz. tuna (unsalted, in water) or organic canned cat food
  • 1⁄4 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed or almond meal
  • 1/2 – 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine tuna, cornmeal, almond flour, flaxseed, egg, and coconut oil, and mix with a fork. Add more flour if it is too sticky, I ended up using between 1 & 1 1/2 cups of flour. Roll it into a ball and place it on your cookie sheet.
  4. Lightly flour your work surface, and roll the dough to approximately 1/8”. The tuna makes it very sticky, so make sure to use plenty of flour, on your roller. Use Cookie cutters to make your favorite holiday shapes. These treats rise very little so expect them to look much like they did when they went in, only harder.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then check and add a few more minutes if necessary. The bottom of your cookies should be starting to golden.
  6. Let treats cool, and seal in an air tight container.

Watch your pets face light up when you give them one of these tasty, delicious treats. However, if you use the frosting, refrain from giving your dog these treats often and save them for special occasions! Since these are made out of everyday ingredients, feel free to take a bite yourself and see exactly why your furry friend loves these treats (although, we can’t guarantee you will enjoy them the same)!