snowball dog treats

Snowball Dog Treats

Snowball dog treats – your dog will happily beg for more! Extremely easy to make. Made with 3 everyday ingredients – which means, you can bake them at any time.

snowball dog treats

Snowball Dog Treats

The dogs had ran out of treats, and I wanted to whip some up, fast! I didn’t have any bacon grease – for my “Homemade Bacon Dog Treats(which are a huge hit with the dogs!), so I came up with these. They always know when I’m baking them treats. Plus, these are shaped like little snowballs – so cute!

Also, which is very important – these are all natural dog treats. No recalls, no chemicals, no preservatives, and they’re fresh. 

snowball dog treats

Here’s what I did:

I whisked together canola oil, and an egg. I stirred in the flour. The mixture will be CRUMBLY, but will also squish together. Ok – so now I used a sturdy plastic 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon. Scoop the mixture into the 1 Tablespoon (just like scooping out cookie dough), and make sure to really pack the mixture in the measuring spoon. Then remove the snowball dog treats, by banging on the counter, or over a mixing bowl. It should pop right out. If you have a nice cookie scoop with a trigger handle, by all means use it. Just be sure to really pack the mixture into the scoop. 

Place all the snowball dog treats onto a non-stick baking sheet (I always line mine with a non-stick silicone baking mat). You can place the snowballs close together. The treats will not spread, and keep their shape. Bake them in a preheated oven 350 F degree, for 30 minutes. Allowing them to completely cool before giving to your dogs.  I was able to make 22 (1 Tablespoon) snowball dog treats.

snowball dog treats

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Snowball Dog Treats – Makes 22 (1 Tablespoon) dog treats   snowball dog treats

  • 1/3 cup canola oil 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Place a baking sheet on the counter, within reach.

Step Two: Whisk together the canola oil and egg. Stir in the flour (the mixture will be crumbly, and hold its shape when squished together). Using a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out the mixture. Make sure to really pack the mixture into measuring spoon. Remove the snowball, by banging on the counter or over a mixing bowl. It should pop right out.

Step Three: Place the snowballs onto a baking sheet (I always line mine with a non-stick silicone baking mat). Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Allow to completely cool before giving to your dog. Can be stored loosely on the counter.

The texture: soft and crumbly.

Notes: Be sure to pack the mixture down firmly, into the scoop. The snowballs will not spread, and can be placed close together. 

By: Vanessa

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snowball dog treats



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11 comments on “Snowball Dog Treats

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Marsha,
      I hope Kiba enjoys them! They’re very easy and I need to make more, for my dogs.

  1. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I’ll have to hide these because I know my dog, Winston, will try to steal the whole batch! What a great easy treat for my best friend :)

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Megan!
      I hope Winston likes them! :-)

  2. Celli

    These look so good, they would pass for people cookies! Great idea!

  3. Linda@ Today She Loves

    Yay, your dog treat recipes always catches my eye! I’m gonna try this with coconut oil as that ingredient makes their coat shiny!

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you! And using coconut oil is a great idea! I will be trying that, thanks!

  4. Debbie

    what about storage? Do they have to be refrigerated? I want to make Christmas treats for the dogs in the neighborhood but I want to make them up ahead

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Debbie!
      They store fine in an airtight container. I hope the neighborhood pups enjoy them!

  5. Brandi Kemper

    Thanks Vanessa! I was thinking of using oat flour instead of all purpose. Any thoughts?

    1. Vanessa

      You can try the oat flour. I would start with a little less than the recipe calls for, and mix to see how the texture comes out. As long as it holds its shape when pressed into the Tablespoon. Let us know if you do try it.