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A recipe for a pawfect Christmas

Are you ready to treat your furry friend to the best Christmas ever? Here’s a great little recipe from The Scrumptious Pumpkin. All the credit is there for these tasty little treats. Enjoy!

Calvin, the beagle’s favourite Christmas treats are easy to make and are always a huge hit. The cookies are full of healthy, whole ingredients including unsweetened applesauce, honey and olive oil. Plus, the dried cranberries and green pumpkin seeds make them look seriously festive and extra tasty.

These Christmas dog treats are simple to mix and bake, and they make great gifts for your or your friend’s dogs.


1 cup rye flour (or substitute rice flour or all-purpose flour)

¾ teaspoon baking powder

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons organic honey

3½ tablespoons olive oil (or substitute organic canola oil)

2 tablespoons organic dried cranberries, finely chopped

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

To Make:

Add the flour, baking powder, applesauce, honey and olive oil to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about half an inch thick. Cut treats with a cookie cutter and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Firmly press a few pieces of chopped cranberries and pumpkin seeds into the top of each cookie.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until treats are firm to the touch.

Turn off oven and open oven door. Allow cookies to cool in oven, about 20-30 minutes.

Storage: cookies will keep for several days when stored in a covered airtight container in a cool, dry, shaded location. Cookies may also be frozen: separate treats with parchment paper and store in an airtight covered container.

We’d love to see your Christmas Cookie creations for your Festive Furry Friends. Post them on our Facebook page and make us smile.