Winter Blogfest: Holiday Cookies For Furry Friends by Devon McKay

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Holiday Cookies For Furry Friends

With the fast approach of the holidays, I’m ready to dive in and start baking. I can spend hours in my kitchen whipping up sugar cookies and gingerbread men then decorating the delicious desserts with red and green sugar crystals. Yes, I’m one of those kind of gals.

However, my baked goods aren’t just limited to humans. My favorite treats to make is for my dogs. After all, they are my best friends. And nothing makes me happier than giving my girls a reward that makes their tail’s wag and has them barking for more.

I wanted to share two of my recipes with those of you who also enjoy spoiling your dogs. Hopefully your furry friends will enjoy the goodies as much as mine do.

Bone Appetit!

Yum Yum Bacon Biscuits

What dog doesn’t love bacon? I discovered this delicious recipe from Allrecipes and my dogs just love them. These biscuits, made with whole wheat Flour, 2 % milk, eggs, chicken bouillon and bacon, are sure to please your four legged friend.

5 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
10 Tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon fat
½ cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk, water, salt, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into 2 inch balls or cut out into cute shapes – I use a bone shaped cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Barking Bananas Pup Cakes

This recipe I came up with through a variation of others I found on the internet and through trial and error discovered a treat that all three of my furry friends go absolutely bananas for. I bake them in two sizes, Mini Pinscher small or Chocolate and Black Lab large. Made with fresh bananas, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, fresh eggs, oil, 2 % milk, and honey these biscuits will surely have your pups barking for more.

6 cups Oatmeal
2 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
4 Eggs
½ cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup honey
1 cup milk
4 Bananas

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line muffin tins with muffin liners, or spray with cooking spray.
3. In large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well with a large spoon until blended.
4. Fill muffin tins about ½ full with batter.
5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle is removed clean.

These treats are made with only the most refined and natural of ingredients, therefore without refrigeration they will keep in an airtight container for seven days. If refrigerated they will keep for up to three weeks and if stored in a freezer they will keep for six months.

*Disclaimer: Please be aware that I am not a vet, nor a dog nutritionist. I hope that every recipe I share only makes every furry tummy happy. However, keep in mind that every dog is an individual. What might be good for most might not be good for one. Always tailor each recipe to your own dog’s needs and tastes. If you have any questions on your dog’s diet, please consult a professional.

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About the Author: Living in Alaska for 27 years, Devon McKay has plenty of stories to tell about the state. She was chased by a mother moose defending her young, stalked by a bear, endured temperatures of forty below and was even trapped in an avalanche! And loved every minute of it!

After writing her first novel, Cowboy on the Run, she embarked on a new adventure and now lives on a ranch in Ohio where she calls home. Although the farm life is slightly more laid back than the dangers of Alaska, Devon enjoys the slower pace of the country lifestyle which gives her plenty of time to indulge in her passion of writing.

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  1. Thanks for the great recipes, I am definitely going to try them for my dog.

  2. What great recipes! It’s obvious that your pups are as spoiled as ours are! Happy New Year to you!

  3. What a wonderful idea to bake treats for your dogs.

  4. kim amundsen says:

    Enjoy books set in alaska

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