Edible Ornaments for Your Dog


Many people celebrate this time of year by hanging delicate ornaments on a beautiful Christmas tree....only to have them torn down by a playful dog! If your dog is looking a little too interested in the ornaments that you are hanging on your tree, maybe you should consider making a few delicious decorations just for them. However, not just any baubles will do - they should definitely be edible! Edible dog treat ornaments are not only fun to make and something your dog will be thrilled about eating but when you hang them on the lower branches of your tree, you no longer need to worry about your pup pulling decorations down - they are safe to eat and made just for them!

Treat Filled Ornaments

Pop the top off of a clear plastic, hollow tree ornament and then fill it with your dog's favorite treats. Place the top back on and hang it on your tree using a twig in place of the hook. Your dog will need help from you getting the treats out but it will definitely be their favorite treat to stare at on the tree!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Ornaments

Make a batch of dog treats by mixing 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin and 2 Tbsp peanut butter. Roll the dough, cut out shapes (maybe a dog bone), make a hole in the top and bake for 40 minutes in a 350F degree oven. Stick a twig through the hole and hang them on the tree for your dog!

Doggy Candy Canes

Take your favorite plain doggy cookie recipe and change it up by adding beet powder to color the dough red. Form the cookies into a candy cane shape, curving the top for easy hanging. Decorate the treat with the pretty cookies - be sure to hang on a lower branch for your dog to grab whenever they need a snack!
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Gingerbread Ornaments

Gingerbread is not only festive but it is also a dog-friendly cookie your pup will love. 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 cup water and 2 tablespoon vegetable oil mixed together, rolled, cut and baked at 325 for 25 minutes will make delicious (and festive smelling) treats for your tree just for your pup!