Holiday Cheer

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Do you want to spoil your pooch this holiday season? Here are a few holiday pup recipes that we love and think you will too! Let us know what you think!

Christmas Carob Mint Dog Cookies via Pawlux.com;

Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup baking mix (Bisquick or Jiffy), 5 drops mint flavoring, ¼ cup milk, 2 tablespoons margarine, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon corn syrup. Mix all ingredients and roll out onto a floured surface to approximately ¼ inch thick. Cut with bone shape or holiday cookie cutters and position on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool the dip cookies halfway into melted carob or spoon the carob icing over half of each cookie. Make sure cookies are cooled down before storing, gift wrapping or giving to your pup. Store these treats in a sealed, airtight container for freshness.

**DO NOT substitute chocolate chips, chocolate is toxic to dogs instead go with carob a safe alternative for your barking chocoholic. Carob should be found in your stores baking department.

Gourmutt Holiday Peanut Butter Dog Treats via Pawlux.com;

Mix 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour in a medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, mix 1 teaspoon molasses, 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Scoop into small balls and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten each ball with the back side of the fork in both directions, creating a crisscross score design. You can also get out your cookie cutters and have some yuletide fun! Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Cool before giving the treat to your dog. Store these treats in a sealed container for up to a week.

Gift Wrapping Ideas:

Package your homemade dog treats as nicely as you would a gift for a friend. You can recycle old empty Christmas tins or use gift basket, dog bowl, biscuit jar, small stocking or cellophane bag tied with reused & recycled ribbon. For a gift that keeps on giving in dog bones, you can write the treat recipe on recycled card stock and attach it to the gift.

If you are not a baker but have a dog loving friend that loves to cook we have an idea for you. Attach one of these delicious recipes on a recipe card to a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. This makes a paw-tastic gift for any dog owner & dog lover. But for the dog owner that has everything you can always gift them a doggy cookbook.

So gourmutts get baking and spreading Yuletide cheer!

Happy Pawlidays friends! We hope your holiday season is going great, just like ours. Don’t leave your furry friend out this season. Celebrate them as well! These awesome treats are sure to make them feel involved in the holiday celebrations!

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