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Recipe: Cranberry Dog Treats | Cranberries for Your Dog

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Are you looking for a use for leftover cranberries? Cranberry dog treats are fun and easy to make!

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Yes! Cranberry has long been known for its role in preventing urinary tract infections.

It’s also rich in Vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and antioxidants–but don’t tell your dog…he’ll just think you’ve made him a yummy treat!

How to Make Cranberry Dog Treats

The list of ingredients may be long, but the preparation only takes a few minutes. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two cookie sheets.

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Toss the cranberries into a blender or food processor and chop.

If you like, you can mix until they’re liquified but I liked the chunks…they looked a little like red ornaments on the Christmas tree shapes I used when cutting them.

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Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add the melted butter, chopped cranberries, egg, and, slowly, the water a little bit at a time.

Mix the dough and knead on a lightly floured surface, rolling the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.

Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes (or make it super simple on yourself and use a pizza cutter to slice it in strips then squares…the dogs won’t mind!)

Place the treats on the baking sheet, leaving just a little room between each.

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Pop the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

At the end of baking, turn off the oven and allow the treats to cool in the oven for about three or four hours. This will make the treats harden (think Milk Bone consistency).

Once the treats have completely cooled, you can serve them or refrigerate them. Our dogs loved the crunchy consistency of the Cranberry Treats!

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Cranberry Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease two cookie sheets.
  2. Toss cranberries into a blender or food processor and chop. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add the melted butter, chopped cranberries, egg, and, slowly, the water a little bit at a time.
  3. Mix the dough and knead on a lightly floured surface, rolling the dough to about ¼-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes.
  4. Place the treats on the baking sheet, leaving just a little room between each.
  5. Pop the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. At the end of baking, turn off the oven and allow the treats to cool in the oven for about three or four hours to make treats crunchy.
  7. Once the treats have completely cooled, serve or refrigerate.

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Carrie Boyko

Monday 13th of December 2010

Paris....did you taste these? They sound wonderful! I see no reason why we couldn't enjoy them along with the pups!

Paris and John

Monday 13th of December 2010

I tasted one before they hardened up in the oven and they're good! (Once they sat and dried in the oven, they were VERY crunchy...so I didn't test that batch!) They're not very sweet but I like goodies that way. After this recipe, I had some cranberries left over so I made up a new recipe for Fido's Fruitcake (coming tomorrow!) with cranberries, apples, and molasses...John ate three of the tiny cakes before the dogs got one!

Prima Donna (Lilly's Mom)

Sunday 12th of December 2010

Looks pretty yummy!

Paris and John

Monday 13th of December 2010

They were SO popular (maybe I should make that pup-ular!) that I'm making another batch to give away as a Christmas present to our cousin's doggie!

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