Orange Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe

I’ve been posting recipes to PetGuide.com for almost three years and never once I have used oranges! When I realized this, I knew it was time to rectify the matter. Ta da – my Orange Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe! I love the smell of citrus wafting through my house… and Oscar loves chowing down on these treats. It’s a match made in heaven!

 With a Vitamin C boost, these homemade dog treats are a little bit of sunshine in every bite!Makes 25 cookies

Ingredients:

1 orange, zested and juiced

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 egg

1/4 cup honey

2 cups flour (any type)

1 cup rolled or whole oats, ground

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or food processor, grind rolled or whole oats for 40 seconds.
  3. Combine flour and oats in bowl and set aside.
  4. Dice dried cranberries into smaller pieces and add to dry mixture
  5. Add egg, vanilla extract and honey to bowl and mix well.
  6. Grate or zest the orange peel, and add to mixture.
  7. Slice orange in half. Squeeze juice into bowl – don’t worry if pulp gets into the dough, however, if any seeds fall in, remove them before baking.
  8. Knead dough into ball. Split the dough into 4 or five smaller balls. Roll each ball onto a flat countertop covered with parchment paper and roll to ¼ to ½ inch thickness.
  9. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 to 2 hours.
  11. Place in air tight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed.

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