Easter is all about treats from the Easter Bunny, but as we all know chocolate is a definitive no-no for dogs. So to pamper your favorite doggo this Easter season try our Easter Egg Dog Biscuit recipe to get them in on the spirit!
These biscuits can be used in a fun Easter Egg Hunt for dogs, or just a special treat over the Easter holiday. Either way your pupper is going to love it!
Let’s get started!
Makes approximately 12+ biscuits.
1 and ¼ Cups Rice Flour 2 Free Range Eggs 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour Yogurt Drops Natural Food Coloring
1 and ¼ Cups Rice Flour
2 Free Range Eggs
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
Natural Food Coloring
- Have your eggs at room temperature for best results.
- Flours can be alternated with almond or coconut flours.
- If your dough becomes too dry and crumbly spray sparingly with water to improve the consistency.
- Don’t stress – dog biscuits tend to be more crumbly without all that butter and sugar holding them together!
- For dogs with sensitivities, yogurt can be alternated with carob chips (or opt for no icing at all with our ‘Aint Nobody Got Time For That’ Decoration Instructions!)
Note: The recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.
- 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 biscuits I subscribe to 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 biscuits before baking or hand stamping them with messages.
To be honest, if I’m making biscuits just for my dog I’ll go with this method! However if they’re for a special occasion or for sharing with our favorite doggie friends I’ll make a yogurt icing which is a simple as can be…
YOGURT ICING INSTRUCTIONS
- Melt your yogurt 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 coloring to get your desired colors.
- Pipe onto biscuits in your desired patterns, or simply dip your biscuits into the mixture and leave to harden.
Note: I opt to use natural food coloring here, however there are many tutorials online on how to make your own non-processed natural food colors at home which are great!
About the author: Serena Faber Nelson is a writer, television producer and dog lover. She is the creator of Pretty Fluffy, a blog where dedicated dog owners can find stylish products, modern advice, and inspiration for living with their pets.
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