One Christmas activity that is common to most of us is that of baking
cookies. All the special holiday recipes come out for their annual
appearance. So why not take things a step further this year and bake up
these tasty Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treats for your dog? Candy Cane Christmas Dog TreatsCandy Cane Christmas Dog Treats

You will need to put together two types of dough so that you can achieve the striped effect. Both are safe and tasty for dogs. Sorry, no red and white stripes here, just light and dark brown. Your dog isn't gonna care. It just wants them to taste good.

Ingredients for light dough:

4 Cups whole wheat flour
1/2 Cup Cornmeal
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 Cup peanut butter
1 1/2 Cups water 

Ingredients for dark flour

4 Cups whole wheat flour
1/2 Cup cornmeal
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 Cup molasses
1 Tablespoon oil
1 1/2 Cups water

Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your cookie sheets.

In one large bowl mix your dry ingredients for the light dough thoroughly. Then add the wet ingredients and knead together until well-blended and firm. 

Mixing Candy Cane Christmas Dog TreatsMixing Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treats

In another bowl mix your dry ingredients for the dark dough thoroughly. Then add the wet ingredients and knead together. Because of the molasses this dough will be a different consistency and sticky. 

Rolling the Candy Cane Christmas Dog TreatsRolling the Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treats

From each color pull off a bit of dough about the size of a ping pong ball and roll it into a small log about 4" long and ¼" in diameter. It is especially important to flour your board for the dark dough to keep it workable. Twist the two lengths together to get the swirled look and then make a crook at one end.

Twisting the Candy Cane Christmas Dog TreatsTwisting the Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treats

Lay the dog treats out on your cookie sheets. Unfortunately these instructions do not come with how long to bake the dog treats or how many treats this recipe makes. So you may need to do a little experimenting. You may also want to play with how large or small you make the candy canes depending on the size and appetite of your dog.

This can also be a great gift to other dog owners for the holidays. Just make sure that they allow such treats for their dogs.

Happy Holidogs!

Source: Instructables

Images via Doggie Stylish

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