Nothing screams Holidays, more than Christmas Cookies!! And OMG do these scream (and smell like) Christmas! From the cranberries to the mint, to the added bonus of flax seed and coconut these cookies for your pups are literally to die for! Santa Paws is going to go beg for more on Christmas Eve!
Now I know from reading recipe blogs myself, you’re not here for the chit chat, you’re here for the recipe and low down! so lets get to it!
Santa Paws Cranberry Delights
Prep Time 30+ minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes
2.5 cups Whole Wheat Flour (All Purpose Flour, Coconut Flour, etc. is also fine!)
1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
1 Tablespoon The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form Herbal Supplement (Great for Belly Digestion!!)
1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Diced Whole Cranberries
1.5 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Mint
3/4 Can Cranberry Sauce (Jellied)
Pre Heat Oven to 375 Degrees
Mix Dry Ingredients: Flour, Flax Seeds, Perfect Form, Coconut, Oats, Cranberries, & Mint in a large bowl.
Mix Wet Ingredients: Egg and Cranberry Sauce in smaller Bowl
Combine Wet ingredients and Dry ingredients to Form dough. Dough will be sticky consistency.
Optional: If you have extra flour roll our dough and cut out shapes with cookies cutters. Otherwise, roll dough into balls and space two inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork. I would say depending on dogs size and your treat size preference, determine the best size. I chose larger size and baked for longer.
For cookie cutter sized treats Bake for 30 minutes. For larger dough balls as pictures, approximately 40min bake time. Be mindful
Store in Fridge for up to 7-10 days.
Ok Ok. Now that I have given you the run down on the recipe, let me get into more serious things. No for real. I created a recipe feeding off another recipe that had incredients that promoted all around a better digestive system for our pups! Lets be real holidays can be all around CRAY-ZEE! Mako is already beet bopping from one house to the next between my sisters houses and my moms, to struggling from a possible UTI/Yeast infection (lord help us), and antibiotics are noooo Joke! So lets be honest here anything to counteract those holiday stressors on our belly is a positive in our house!! So we fed off of one of our favorite pineapple and coconut recipes and made it Pawliday friendly! It’s Screaming Red, Green, and White all over! I mean look at all of that snowy coconut and that beautiful fresh mint. And lets not forget those gorgeous cranberries!
Speaking of digestion though. The ingredients that really build this recipe up, but your dog doesn’t even notice what happening because of all the good good above, are the flax seed, the perfect form, the oats, and the whole wheat flour.
Flax seed is already a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which is great for your dogs skin and coat (WIN WIN for allergy dogs) but did you know know that ground, its an awesome source of fiber!! Perfect Form has been a staple in our house since literally day one!! Mako has always had belly issues, and when mixed with a little pumpkin, its like FREAKING MAGIC!! I’m telling you, save yourself a vet trip and buy yourself this miracle worker. It literally makes your dogs stool the “perfect form,” if you know what I am saying, ok! As for Oats and Whole Wheat flour, hello, they are literally whole grain, which is basically fiber in itself!
Save yourself some stress this week, make these cookies, make your dog happy and your heart happy by having fun making them! I know Mako and I sure did! We even had assistance from a good friend of ours! Oh! And Omg before I forget this yields like wayyy too many cookies for one dog to eat in a week. So bake half the dough! Freeze the other half and bake the rest later! Seriously!! Or if your at home with others, share!! (and DO NOT CONSUME THIS DOUGH, IT IS DOG FRIENDLY ONLY!! I REPEAT, DOG FRIENDLY, NOT PEOPLE FRIENDLY, because of the perfect form, which is a dog supplement not a people supplement.) Stay Stress Free this week Friends! Bake some cookies whether it be dog cookies or people cookies and have a Happy and Safe Holiday! We love each and everyone of you and are so thankful to be able to share our blog with you! Merry Christmas! Cant wait to share more with you all!