One of the best parts about the holiday season is making Christmas cookies, so why not make them for your horse as well? Check out some of BarnManager’s favorite equine holiday treat recipes that your horse is guaranteed to love. Hang a stocking on your horse’s stall and fill it with these easy-to-make homemade cookies.
Peppermint Horse Kisses
- 1 ¼ cups steel-cut oats
- ¾ cups molasses
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup flax seed
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup apple pieces
- 12 hard peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 350° (F).
- Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
- Combine molasses and oats in a mixing bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except for the peppermint candies.
- Fill muffin tins half full.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Take out of the oven and press the peppermint candies into the tops of the cookies.
- Let cool before feeding to your favorite horses.
- 3 cups oats
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 cups of water
- 1 shredded apple
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ½ cup crushed peppermint
- 1 small box of raisins
- Green and red icing
- 48 miniature cupcake liners
- Preheat oven to 375° (F).
- Mix oats, water, and honey in a bowl.
- Microwave for two minutes.
- Add shredded apple, brown sugar, crushed peppermints, flour, and raisins.
- Place back in the microwave for two more minutes.
- Put mixture into cupcake liners on cookie sheet. Use two liners per muffin for support.
- Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Note: The muffins do not rise.
- Let the muffins cool and then decorate them with icing and sprinkles.
Peanut Butter Apple DIY Horse Treats
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 apple
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup powdered sugar (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of milk (optional)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 325° (F).
- Grate the apple and squeeze out excess moisture.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add the apple and peanut butter.
- Slowly add enough of the water to form a manageable dough.
- If the dough becomes too sticky, then add additional flour.
- Form into desired shapes and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- You may glaze or frost with icing made by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
- Top with sprinkles for added decoration.
Test out these recipes and give your horse something special for the holidays. Not only are these treats great gifts for your horse, but you can also give them to your barn friends, trainers, managers, and grooms.
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