DIY Christmas Dog Treats | Candy Canes

Every dog deserves a treat at Christmas and these drool-worthy candy canes from Dog Treat Kitchen are the paw-fect festive treat! 

Christmas Dog Treats candy canesIngredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat powdered milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp red natural food colouring
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint oil flavouring (optional)

Instructions: 

  • Whisk all your wet ingredients together until well combined. Add dry ingredients, one at a time, stirring between each addition to incorporate.
  • Knead dough on floured surface for 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half, make a well in one half and add the peppermint and food colouring-working it in and adding food colouring until desired colour is reached.
  • Place both dough rolls back into bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm dough.
  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius
  • Cover a cookie sheet in foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator, break each dough colour up into an equal number of pieces- about a Tbsp. or so in size-depending on the size of the recipient.
  • Roll each ball into a small snake-like shape.
  • Work on a long sheet of baking paper creating candy canes to prevent sticking- dough will still be somewhat sticky and that is normal.
  • Twist one of each colour together and bend the end to create a hook shape.
  • Place your “Candy Cane” on the foil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Storing:

These dog candy canes will keep fresh for two or more weeks in the refrigerator. They also freeze beautifully. Keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Tell us how you like them in the comments below!

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