During Christmas, we went to one of our favorite local pet stores. My little two year old loved the little gourmet dog treats. The lady at the store gave her one to give to her little dog at home. (Mainly because Mom said "no" to spending $5.99 for a little dog cookie). That little dog treat looked so much like a cookie that by the time I got home and got her out of the car and asked her if she was ready to give her treats to the eagerly awaiting dogs she had already eaten it and had little sprinkles kissing the corners of her mouth.
The dogs sniffed her and then miserably went away, sad that once again a good treat got wasted on the two year old. I swear I heard them say, "she ALWAYS gets the good stuff."
For Christmas we wanted to make sure that another good treat didn't get wasted, so we made a list of all the dogs that she knew of in the neighborhood and we made some gourmet dog treats for them.
It was Christmas Town Central at our house. While the two older kids eagerly (ha!) worked on making their two year old sisters gift, my two year old made her list of all the dogs she knew.
"Gabeeee, Bear, Telseee (Chelsea), Gabeeee, Bwisqwit (Biscuit), Kaycoooo, Telseee, Gabeeeee...." You can guess how this continued. She helped cut each cookie, than put it on the cookie sheet. "See Mom? 6, 7, 8 cookies."
Once the cookies cooked and cooled, we had our next problem to tackle. How to make that pretty dog frosting you see on bakery dog treats. Once we frosted each cookie, I gave the sprinkles to my two year old. It is a month and a half after Christmas and I still find sprinkles in crevices of the kitchen I thought I cleaned and scrubbed already. Proceed with caution when handing over sprinkles to kids.
Whether you make these as a birthday present or a holiday gift for your special pooch, they will love them!
Dog Treat Frosting Ideas by Dog Treat Kitchen
Apple Pumpkin Dog Treats by BurntApple
Can my Dog Eat This? By Ultimate Home Life