These mini anise holiday dog bones recipes are flavored with aromatic anise and colored a pretty red, using optional natural red beet powder or food coloring powder.
The cute mini dog bones make a great homemade holiday gift for the dogs on your Christmas gift list.
These mini Christmas dog bones recipes are flavored with aromatic anise and colored a pretty red, using optional natural red beet powder or food coloring powder.
(The green bones were made using my Apple Mint dog treat recipe.)
Keep this dog treat recipe in mind for those last minute gifts. For those dogs that you almost forgot to include on your list.
Or, package your Christmas bones in Christmas treat bags, tied with brightly colored bows.
Include a copy of the recipe, and the gift will continue to please the recipient—all year long!
Anise seeds, like cinnamon, are a favorite spice used to flavor human Christmas cookies around the holidays.
Dogs really enjoy the smell and taste of anise seeds, also. And these mini bones are sure to become a favorite treat at your house!
Combine these dog bone treats with my Apple Mint dog bones and you’ll have a festive holiday treat for gifts to your favorite dogs.
Ingredients for Anise Holiday Dog Bones
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup wheat bran
- 1 ½ teaspoons dry baking yeast
- 1 tablespoon anise seeds
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons red gel food coloring or red beet powder (to get the color desired)
- 7/8 cup water
- Place everything in the bread machine on the dough cycle or mix the dough with your heavy duty mixer with a dough hook. and a dough hook.
- When the dough is ready, roll it to1/4” thick with a non-stick rolling pin.
- Using a dog bone cookie cutter, cut into mini dog bone shapes.Bake at 250 degrees F for about an hour. Check to make sure that they don’t get too brown.
- Turn off the oven and let the mini dog bones dry completely in the oven—best overnight. Or, if you have a dehydrator, dry the bones in your dehydrator until they are crisp and hard—about 2-3 hours.
That’s all there is to it! It doesn’t take a lot of your time, especially if you use a bread machine to make the dough.