I can never pass up the opportunity to go into a doggy bakery if I’m strolling downtown. They are just so cutesy with their “barkers” dozen sprinkled cupcakes and gourmet drizzle cookies. The treats always look so yummy! It’s hard to believe they are for only dogs with how pretty they look. Sucks!
When I got my chihuahua almost 9 years ago I’d always buy her these lil overpriced doggie biscuits dipped in carob and covered in sprinkles. She loved them! They were 5 for $5 and when I realized just how easy they are to make I stopped buying them.
It’s so easy to make your own gourmet dog treats and even the pickiest pooches who refuse store-bought dog treats will glady chow down on them. Truth be told, Cookie likes my homemade dog cookies way better than the ones I’d get from the bakery.
She waits patiently by the door kitchen while these dog treats are cooking and as soon as she gets one, she strikes out to find a hiding place to enjoy it in peace.
I’ve tried many dog treat recipes over the years and one thing I love about this recipe is the minimal amount of ingredients and how easy and quick they are to whip up.
These gourmet dog treats make great gifts for dog lovers and excellent donations to dog shelters.
Certain foods are not safe for dogs and should be avoided. Here are a list of human foods that dogs should avoid. Dog Safe Food
Watch me make these gourmet dog treats from start to finish!
Gourmet Dog Treats Recipe
- 3 to 4 oz dog safe baby food or pureed food I used chicken & apple
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup carob optional
- 1/2 cup panko/ breadcrumbs optional
- Preheat oven to 350
- Add baby food to a large bowl.
- Add egg and salt.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Slowly stir in flour until a soft dough forms.
- Place the dough on a flour surface
- Pat the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
- Place on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes for soft treats and 30-35 for crunchy.
- Let cool.
- Melt carob in the microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until partially melted. Do not overcook or carob will become thick.
- Dip the dog treats in carob and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
- Place dipped treats in the refrigerator until carob hardens.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you want to color the dough, use rice flour and light colored baby food (chicken/turkey) as it's lighter in color and won't require as much food coloring.
Want white coating instead of brown? Use yogurt coating chips. They are safe for dogs and can be dyed different colors if needed. Check Amazon.com.
Some dog LOVE carob and some don't. Never leave your dog unattended with a treat.