How to Make Homemade Christmas Dog Biscuits

Christmas is in the air, and baking these tasty dog biscuits is a great way to involve your pet in the festivities. They contain seasonal cinnamon, apple and cranberry, which are all tasty and safe for dogs to eat. These biscuits would make for a thoughtful present for any dog-owning friends, and could also be used for dog training.

Cranberry, Apple and Cinnamon Dog Biscuits


  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 apple (grated)
  • 1 heaped tbsp. dried cranberries (ideally with no added sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml milk
  • 25g butter (softened)
  • 1 tbsp. golden syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir until fully mixed together.
  3. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and the egg into the dry mixture and whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until the mixture is stiff and springy. You may need to swap to stirring with a wooden spoon as the mixture thickens.
  4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface until it is approximately 0.5cm thick, then cut into your desired shapes. Why not try using Groomers Dog Biscuit Cutter Set, which features fun shapes including bones and kennels?
  5. Bake in the oven on a greased baking tray until golden for about 25 minutes.
  6. Cool the biscuits completely on a wire rack before storing or giving to your dog. Store in an airtight box to retain freshness.

Please note: Do not substitute the cranberries for raisins. Raisins can be toxic to dogs – cranberries are a safe, festive alternative. Cranberries also contain anti-oxidants, which are beneficial for your dog’s urinary track health.

If baking is not your thing however, Groomers offer a variety of ready-made Christmas dog treats, find them here.

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