Cranberry Holiday Dog Treat Recipe

This recipe is for a festive red dough that sports just a hint of tangy cranberry. If the color isn’t bright enough, you can add a little natural red food coloring to get your perfect shade.

  • Author: Kiki Kane
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Tray 1x


1 cup frozen cranberries
½ cup plain applesauce
1/4 cup dried low sugar cranberries
2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute any flour you like)
2 cups rolled oat flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
OPTIONAL: natural red food coloring


Preheat oven to 350º

Microwave the applesauce and frozen cranberries together until thawed (about 2 minutes).

Put the fruit mixture and dried cranberries into a food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined.

Add the flours and pulse until combined.

Add the eggs, coconut oil, and food coloring if using, and pulse until dough comes together.

Work dough on floured board adding more flour as necessary to get a good working dough.

Keep dough covered to prevent drying out between cookie batches. You can rehydrate dried-out dough with a little coconut oil.