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Winter Solstice Treats for Pets by Melanie Snow.

As many of you know I write paranormal cozy mysteries under the pen name of Melanie Snow. Melanie doesn’t have her own website yet so I am writing some articles right here for you. The first is in celebration of The Spellwood Witches my first paracozy series.

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A Winter Solstice celebration is not complete without some magical and delicious treats for your pet familiar. The recipe I am sharing is Sarah and Addie’s favorite in The Spellwood Witches series. They are so good that Sarah often bakes extra. This way during the solstice festivities, all the canine and feline pals in her and Addie’s life have some treats as well.

When you feed your dog or cat treats it is important to choose healthy and real ingredients. If you can get organic and fresh. I don’t recommend additives like artificial colors. If you would like these cookies to be festive, you can add some lightly browned rolled oats which adds a pleasant touch. Or using cookie cutters you can cut them into stars and bones, etc.

These cookies are fun to make. With prep and cooking, it will take about one hour and forty minutes. This recipe yields about two dozen cookies and they freeze well.

Ready to conjure up some Winter Solstice Treats for Pets?

 Ingredients For Winter Solstice Treats for Pets

 2 ½  cups organic almond flour

2 large eggs

2 TBS of egg white

½ cup organic canned pumpkin

2 TBS unsalted almond butter (crunchy or smooth)

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

@¾ cup of uncooked oatmeal (for decoration)


 Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degrees C)

Step 2

 In a large bowl whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon (minus the oatmeal and egg white). You want to make the dough workable, but it should be on the dry side and stiff. If it is too dry, you can slowly add water. Then roll the dough until it is ½ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to express the magic of the Winter Solstice, such as pine cones, stars, and bones.

Step 3

Bake in your preheated oven until hard, which is about forty minutes.


If you want to add a healthy decoration to your cookies try this. About five to eight minutes before they done, open the oven and brush the cookies with egg whites. Then lightly sprinkle with uncooked oats and cinnamon. Watch them closely so they don’t burn.

There you have it. As you celebrate the Winter Solstice with your familiars make sure you have some of these delicious Winter Solstice Treats for Pets by Melanie Snow straight from the magical recipe book of The Spellwood Witches.

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Melanie Snow is the pen name for Wendy Van de Poll, a bestselling author, pet loss grief coach, and animal medium. She is the author of The Spellwood Witches, a paranormal cozy mystery series. Click here to find out more.

Her books weave together positive magic, snarky forest faeries, and insightful animals with fun and eclectic humor. True life adventures and intuition are woven into her stories laced with unbridled imagination.

She has been followed by wild wolves in minus sixty degrees, hissed at by a mama bobcat, and played ball with a wild owl—among other animal encounters. Find out more about her work by clicking here.