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Dog Treats for Easter: Easter Egg Homemade Dog Cookies
Every-bunny loves a scrumptious Easter dog treat that's super pretty too.
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Would you love an egg-citing homemade dog cookies recipe to pamper your favourite pup this Easter?
Now we’re not sure about you, but our boys go crazy for homemade dog cookies. And because we love to include Ziggy and Sunny in all of our holiday celebrations – from St Patrick’s Day to Halloween and Christmas – why should Easter be any different?
Enter our Easter Egg Homemade Dog Cookies recipe to get them in the festive bunny-loving spirit!
Fun, colourful and easy to make, these Easter dog biscuits would have to be the prettiest going around when it comes to Easter-themed dog treat recipes.
Plus, they can also be used in a fun Easter Egg hunt for dogs, in an adorable Easter-themed photo shoot with your dog…or are perfect simply as a special DIY dog treat for anytime over the Easter holiday.
Either way, your pupper is going to LOVE them.
Let’s hop to it!
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Easter Dog Treats Recipe: Easter Egg Homemade Dog Cookies
- 1 and ¼ cups rice flour
- 2 free range eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- Yoghurt drops
- Natural food coloring
- For best results, have your eggs at room temperature.
- Almond or coconut flour is a perfectly fine flour substitute!
- If your dough turns too dry and crumbly, add water sparingly until you’re happy with the consistency (dog biscuits tend to be more crumbly without all that butter and sugar holding them together though, so don’t worry too much!)
- If your dog has sensitivities, yoghurt can be alternated with carob chips (or opt for no icing at all with our ‘Aint Nobody Got Time For That’ decoration instructions!)
- Whisk eggs and set aside.
- Combine rice flour and coconut oil in a bowl. Once combined add the eggs and mix to form a dough.
- Slowly add the whole wheat flour in small portions and knead with your hands until your dough reaches a non-sticky consistency that can be rolled out. You probably won’t need all the flour to do this depending on the size/quality of your eggs used.
- Split your dough into two sections. For each section roll your dough into a ball and place on a sheet of baking paper. Slightly flatten the dough and place another sheet of baking paper on top. Then roll your dough to around ¼ inch thickness.
- Repeat for the second section of dough and place both sections of rolled dough on a cutting board and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes. This chills the dough and makes it easier to cut designs that hold their shape.
- Remove both sections of rolled dough from fridge. Using an oval cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits and place on lined baking trays. Repeat until dough is finished (you don’t need to re-refrigerate the dough). If you don’t have time for icing your biscuits later, you can use a baking skewer now to draw decorations into your biscuits or stamp them with designs. (see more under ‘Icing Your Biscuits’)
- Pop your cut out biscuits on their trays into the freezer for 30 minutes. This will prevent them from spreading when baking.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Remove biscuits from freezer and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden. Place on baking rack to cool.
Decorating your biscuits:
When it comes to decorating your dog’s Easter cookies, you can go with one of two methods.
One is the ‘Aint Nobody Got Time For That’ decoration instructions – included in the cooking instructions above – which can be as simple as carving designs into the dog biscuits before baking, or hand-stamping them with messages.
However if you love the look of the icing, or if they’re for a special occasion or for sharing with doggie friends, follow the icing instructions below.
Yoghurt icing instructions:
- Melt your yoghurt drops in a heat safe bowl over boiling water stirring consistently.
- Once melted remove from stove and separate into individual bowls and add natural food colouring to get your desired colours.
- Pipe onto biscuits in your desired patterns, or simply dip your biscuits into the mixture and leave to harden.
Note: We suggest to use natural food colouring here, however there are many tutorials online on how to make your own non-processed natural food colours at home which are great!
Makes approximately 12+ biscuits.
Want more healthy homemade dog treat recipes?
Check out our eBook 52 Weeks of Treats – Simple & Healthy Dog Treat Recipes for Every Season.
Now in it’s 2nd edition, 52 Weeks of Treats has over 30 healthy DIY dog treat recipes – including everything from summer ‘Blueberry Pupsicles’ to hearty winter ‘Beef Bites’.
With a handy allergies guide, quick references for grain and dairy free recipes AND a whole section just for special occasions (Doggie Birthday Cake anyone?) 52 Weeks of Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book.
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