Make Your Pups Merry & Bright with Gluten Free Dog Treats!
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Merry Christmas everyone! This week I wanted to make something yummy for my tribe of Chihuahuas to include them in the holiday preparations. These Cranberry and Apple Gluten Free dog treats hit the spot! Two of my three pups really enjoyed them. Percy is my picky eater so he chose not to participate in taste testing :(. Oliver and Iggy thought that was his loss and it meant more for them :).
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup apple sauce (I used organic)
- 2 1/2 cups Gluten Free all purpose flour (I chose the Krusteaz brand)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup milk (again I used organic)
- White candy melts or white carob chips
- Christmas cookie cutters
Step one – Puree your cranberries and apple sauce together. add milk, cinnamon and flour. Mix well until dough tries to make its self into a ball. If it is still very sticky, add a tablespoon or two of gluten free flour.
Step two – Remove dough from your bowl and form into a ball. Roll dough out on a well floured counter. My dough was a bit sticky so I cannot stress “well floured” enough. After rolling, your dough should be about a 1/4 inch thick.
Step three – preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step four – Using your Christmas cookie cutters, cut out various shapes. Place shapes on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Step five – Bake dog treats 10 to 12 minutes or until browned on the edges. Let cool.
Step six – While the dog treats are cooling, melt the candy melts or carob chips according to the package instructions.
Step seven – Once the cookies are cooled and the candy is melted, drizzle the candy over your dog treats. Let them set.
Step eight – once the candy melt or carob sets up, feel free to serve the dog treats up to your favorite fur balls! I guarantee that they will already be waiting at your feet. Store the remainder in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should last about a week if not eaten up by then. The number of dog treats this recipe makes will depend on how large of a cookie cutter you choose to use.
Like I said earlier, my guys loved these dog treats! They have only a few ingredients and are easy to make for Christmas or any occasion. As usual, I would love to hear from you and find out if your fur babies enjoyed these treats so please leave a comment below.
Wishing you and all of your family a very Merry Christmas for Rocket Dog Blog!!!!