How to make your own festive dog treats

Annie Hearfield

The holiday season is the perfect time to take time out and bake for friends and family… and four-legged pals! Try this delicious recipe by Forthglade for easy-to-bake festive treats that are sure to get your dogs sniff of approval.


  • 130g oat flour (approx. ¾ cups + 1 tbspn)
  • 20g almond flour (approx. 2 tbspn)
  • 60g dried cranberries (approx. ¼ cup + 3 tbspn)
  • 120g shredded turkey leftovers (approx. 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl
  3. Add oat flour, almond flour, cranberries and turkey
  4. Knead the dough and roll it out approx 3mm thick (if the dough is a bit sticky to handle add more flour)
  5. Cut with a star-shaped cookie cutter*
  6. Place on parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.

*A 7cm star cookie cutter makes approx 30 cookies.

Top tips

For a harder cookie, allow the treats to cool inside the oven completely before removing

Warning - do not substitute cranberries for raisins. 

While dried cranberries add a delicious fruity flavour to these treats, do not replace them with raisins. Grapes and raisins are not suitable for dogs –– consuming just a few can be dangerous, causing acute renal failure.

Although these treats are made using natural sugars and dog-friendly ingredients,  they’re best consumed after a long walk so that your canine companion stays as healthy as possible.

And, we have another treat for you!

Forthglade make delicious wet food, dry food with 100% natural ingredients, nutritious and tasty –– and we have an exclusive discount code for new customers to get 20% off their order. Simply enter HOUSE20 to redeem your discount now.*

Let us know how your dog enjoys their festive treats, and, as always, please share pictures of your cute pets with us. You may have heard of our monthly #TrustedTales Instagram competition. All you need to do is post your pet looking cute on Instagram using the hashtag #TrustedTales to be in with a chance of winning prizes every month.

And remember, it’s not just dogs we like to see — we want to see all your furry, feathered and scaled friends, so keep on sharing.

*This discount is set up so that each new customer can use the code once. This entitles them to 20% off the total order placed on The code is valid until the 31/12/2019. 

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