Chef Emma here, baking tasty, peppermint, holiday cookies for dogs! This year I have my assistant Ginger helping me out with the hard work. We will see how she does today. Are you ready to get the baking started? We are! If you would like my recipe, I’ll share it at the end of the post.
As with all my recipes, this one is super simple. Any human can do it! I chose to use natural vegetable based oil coloring for my cookies because I wanted green trees, but you don’t have to use color if you don’t want to. Since I had no green, I had to mix together the blue and yellow to make the green, and it came out pretty nice, I must say.
Using a whisk, blend together all the ingredients except the flour. I won’t lie, I was a bit worried when my mix looked like swamp water, but the smell of peppermint kept me going forward! Once the liquid was well blended, I switched to a wooden spoon and added in my flour 1/4 cup at a time.
It did not take long for me to have a nice ball of green colored dough for my tree cookies! Place the dough on a floured surface, and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick.
Choose your cookie cutter(s) and start cutting. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. They don’t expand in the oven, so they can be fairly close together.
Keep on rolling out the dough and cutting cookies until all the dough is gone. I got about twenty cookies using my tree cookie cutter. Now they are ready to bake!
Let’s have one more peek at these tasty cookies before I shove them into the oven. I sure do love the peppermint aroma. It will help freshen your dog’s breath when they eat the cookies too!
The cookies are in the oven and will need to bake for fifteen minutes. Mom loves the smell wafting through the house much more than when I make liver cookies. She is seriously weird, don’t you think? Ginger and I decided to wait by the oven since the baking time isn’t too long.
Yay! The cookies are baked, and cooled, which means it is time to sit down and enjoy them! I can hardly wait!
Being a proper lady is not easy, and sometimes I fail at the job, like now when I had to try a cookie!
Please excuse me, but I have to eat a cookie, waiting is not an option! I apologize for behaving like a common animal! At least I am gentle and keep my tree in one piece.
A good chef doesn’t mind sharing her recipe with friends. If you would like to make these for your own pup, get my recipe by clicking here. You can bake holiday cookies for dogs if I can, trust me! Enjoy!
If you think your dog would prefer gingerbread cookies, I’ve got a great recipe for those too from a couple years ago!
Yum! I love to bake treats for my girl. These are gluten free so baking them is easy for me because I cannot be around gluten (celiac disease). Thanks for the recipe! btw, nice job Emma! The green turned out perfect.
That is great for you! We don’t pay much attention to gluten around here but we are happy this one will work for you. We love them and they are easy.
They are so cute. I wonder if these guys would like the mint flavor?
It is fairly strong, but you could add less or leave it out. It is just added for the Christmas touch.
Looks like Ginger is a very good assistant–quiet, follows your direction, doesn’t gobble down the ingredients. This is an awesome post, Emma! Thanks for the recipe. Your doodle friend Dash
Ginger wasn’t a lot of help. I think she is more there for moral support. I realized I don’t trust others much to help me out. Hope you get to bake some!
oh you sure have to try a cookie furst… for give it the paw-ration, of course… I love your green cookies, they look super great and an eyecather for the festive season ;O)
Thank you. They are real tasty and turned out just as I had hoped.
You did such a fantastic job baking up the yum!
Thank you. They are tasty!
All Things Collie says
How adorable – love the pictures!
I’m a really good chef when it comes to baking.
those look delicious!!!
They are, and they smell good too!
Heck, they look good enough for human consumption!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
They are made with all stuff humans can eat, but you might find them a bit bland.
Jan K says
It looks like you’ve found yourself a good assistant in Ginger, Emma. She really seems to enjoy her job (she never stops smiling!), plus she lets you do the first sampling (your sisters might not do that)! We love anything mint around here, so those sound really good.
Ginger is working out well. My sisters are not real useful as assistants so it was a good decision to hire someone from outside.
Sparkle the PBGV says
YUMMY! You and Ginger look so sweet together! XOXO, Sparkle
We get along well and both take our work seriously.
M. K. Clinton says
OMD!!! I am drooling all over the keyboard…again! Your recipes always make my mouth water. You look absolutely adorable in your kitchen outfit and Ginger is so cute!
Thank you, my love, Bentley. I wish I could bake some of these for you. They are super yummy and make nice kissable breath.
Another wonderful recipe, Emma! We sure hope we can talk Mama into helping us make them!
Jakey, Arty & Rosy
This recipe is one of my top favorites because it is super easy and works really well. Oh yes, tasty too!
The Daily Pip says
They are adorable! My assistant is like that about smells, too. I am sure she would prefer the smell of peppermint over liver any day. I think I would take either one!
The smell of liver is magical, but I’ll do the peppermint thing for my mom.
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says
Pawsome howliday cookies Emma!
Unfortunately dogs like me who live with epilepsy can not have peppermint; it could trigger seizure activity.
I’ll stick to your liver cookie recipe ???❄️
Oh my, that would be terrible! You can leave the peppermint out of these without any problem. I added it for that “holiday” touch.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Marvelous job! looks and sounds yummy
They were quite tasty and so simple to make.