DIY Dog Treats for Winter

What better way to spend a cold winter day than warming up the oven and baking some treats.  If you’re ready to cozy up in the kitchen with your pup, Rover.com has a few DIY dog treat recipes to check out.  Any of these recipes are adaptable to the ingredients you have in your cupboard.  

Minty Wintry Dog Treats

Bonus: Mint & Parsley will add a little boost to freshen your dog’s breath!

Wintry Dog Treats – Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Flour (whole wheat, all-purpose, or a gluten-free variety)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Tb. Oil
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 2 Tb. Mint (fresh)
  • 1/3 cup Parsley (fresh)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Chop fresh herbs and combine with the flour, oats, oil, and water. Mix well.
  3. Knead the dough for several minutes. Sprinkle flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough to ⅓ – ¼ inch thickness.  Choose your favorite dog treat cookie cutters or grab your pizza cutter to cut out various designs.  
  4. Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Store in fridge (for 2 weeks) or freezer.

Add Icing:

  1. Melt a ½ cup of yogurt chips with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on the stove or in the microwave.  Stir regularly.
  2. Add a few drops of green food coloring and mix well.
  3. Let your dog treats cool after you pull them from the oven and then decorate or dip in icing.  Place on wax paper to dry.  This icing will dry hard.

Peanut-Gingersnap Treats

Bonus: Peanut butter is good source of protein for dogs and includes nutritious vitamins!

Peanut-Gingersnap Treats – Ingredients

  • 2.5 Cups Flour (almond, coconut, whole wheat, or all-purpose)
  • 3 Tb. Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tb. Cinnamon
  • ½ – ¾ Cup Peanut Butter (all natural, no added or alternate sugars)
  • ¼ Cup Water

How to make your DIY Dog Treats – Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, ginger, and cinnamon.  Add in water and peanut butter.  Mix and form a ball with the dough.
  3. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch thick.  Use your favorite puppy treat cookie cutter.
  4. Place treats on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  
  5. If using gluten flour, bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.  If using gluten-free flour, bake for 25 minutes.  Turn off oven and leave the treats in the oven for another 45 minutes or until they are crispy.

Don’t be afraid to play around with these recipes and get creative!  Your dog will be happy to be your taste tester.  Go ahead and skip the long dog walk today and hide these treats around the house for a game of hide and seek.   

This blog post is paid for by Rover.com — we love to share our love for dogs everywhere!  We hope your pup loved one of these recipes.  

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