Christmas Cookies for Bulldogs

As they sing: It’s the most… wonderful time…… of the year!! In our family, we love baking all the classic Christmas cookies even devouring some of them before they ever make it off the cookie tray!

It occurred to me this Christmas season that our Bulldogs probably haven’t been very pleased about their past roles in the kitchen. Our Bulldogs, meek and mild, bless their hearts, have never been given the opportunity to enjoy our holiday baking.

Our Bulldogs have been tormented each Christmas at the sight of us spreading cheer with each warm and gooey cookie we consume for ourselves. My wife, Kate and I figured it’s time we baked a few delicate treats especially for them.

We looked up some ever popular Christmas cookie recipes, tweaked them specifically for our sensitive Bulldogs and added a bit of Christmas cheer, just a pinch. Oh! Do our bullies love them!

These cookies and treats are safe for Bulldogs too! We’ve substituted all of the chocolate, sugar, salt and flours made with wheat.

Fresh Breath Firs

Like a dried up Christmas tree on the first day of January, these treats were designed to help you drag your bully’s bad breath to the curb for removal. They taste great too!

Grain Free Christmas Cookies

 Fresh Breath Fir Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, parsley or 1 Tbsp mint extract
  • 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cup almond or coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup water

OPTIONAL ICING:

Mix 4oz cream cheese, 1Tbsp plain greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp honey and spread.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Finely chop mint leaves
  2. Combine all ingredients
  3. Bake for 8-10 min at 350

Lump of Coal Cookies

This lump’s for you! This is for the Bulldog who’s been very bad, all… year… long.

It’s for the Bulldog you wouldn’t touch with a 39 1/2′ pole! Baked fresh for the crooked, dirty bully that drives a crooked hoss! For the Bulldog that….my wife really hates my sense of humor (you might have guessed).

These are totally safe for Bulldogs! We’ve subbed out all the harmful ingredients like chocolate and flour and still managed to create a very fudgy and dense brownie-like treat our Bulldogs really enjoyed.

Lump of Coal Dog Treat

Lump of Coal Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup carob chips + 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin (24-capacity) with cooking spray.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut oil and chocolate chips for 1-minute increments at half power, stirring in-between, until melted.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients mixing well.
  4. Fill the mini muffin cups 3/4 full.
  5. Bake 12-14 minutes until just barely cooked through. Poke through with a fork. If brownie sticks, cook for 1 minute more and re-check.

Pumpkin Pie Mini Cookies

Yum! These turned out great. Took a few tries to perfect them, but finally, we got that chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside texture with a great pumpkin taste. These cookies are perfect for a young bully in training.

Ask any veteran Bulldog owner and they’ll not hesitate to tell you a quarter cup of pumpkin can be a really great tool for alleviating your bully’s constipation. Pumpkin also contains powerful antioxidants, protein, iron, zinc and high levels of vitamin C and potassium. It’s a great source of fiber and is just jammed full of nutrients! Now you know why we couldn’t resist whipping these for our Bulldogs.

pumpkin cookies bulldogs

 Pumpkin Pie Mini Cookies Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 15oz can pumpkin

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine ingredients together
  2. Bake for 20 minutes at 350.  Required cook time may vary based on the size of your cookies. Ours were about the size of a quarter.

Christmas Ham

Christmas Cookies For Bulldogs

Christmas Ham Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients save almond flour
  2. Add almond flour
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350
  4. Required cook time may be longer based on how large your cookies are

Reindeer Droppings

Give them what they really want for Christmas this year! Of course, these aren’t real poo cookies, but your bullies won’t know it.

Reindeer Poop Cookie Recipe

 Reindeer Droppings Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 cup almond or coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed. Flaxseed is rich in omega 3s which can be great at fighting off itchy skin among other things, but the flax is only beneficial if it’s first been crushed. We forgot to crush our flaxseed as you can see. Whoops 🙂 Your turn…..crush away!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Bake 30 minutes at 350.