Happy almost Easter! I love to make Captain homemade dog treats, especially around holidays. Today I’m sharing an Easter Egg Homemade Dog Treat Recipe!
I modified two existing recipes to make these: this one for the treats and this one for the icing. They’re both good recipes, but I found it difficult to find all of their ingredients so I subbed some in. It’s a fairly easy recipe to make and my dog LOVED it. I recommend only giving your dog 1-2 of these treats a day. As always, please consult your vet before giving your dog new food!
Directions for the Treats:
- Whisk together two eggs in a small bowl.
- Melt coconut oil in the microwave (15-30 seconds) until it’s liquid with no clumps.
- In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour and coconut oil.
- Once combined, add in the eggs and mix until a dough forms.
- Slowly mix in the whole wheat flour and start to knead. If your dough seems too wet, add a bit more whole wheat flour.
- Lay down a fair amount of plastic wrap and put the dough on top. Sandwich the dough in the plastic wrap so it’s completely covered. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between the plastic wrap until you’re at about 1/4 inch thickness. If your dough is rather large, consider splitting it up into several smaller balls and roll them out individually.
- Put your rolled out dough into the freezer for about 10 minutes (or your fridge for 30). This helps the dough firm up a bit so it’s easier to cut out your shapes.
- Once your dough has chilled, remove it from the freezer (or fridge) and remove the top layer of plastic wrap.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Use an oval cookie cutter and begin to cut out shapes from your dough. After you cut out your shapes your first round, you can re-roll the dough into a ball and roll it out again to make more shapes. Continue doing this until most of your dough is gone.
- Transfer your cut out shapes to a baking pan with a silpat mat. Space out your treats so they’re enough room for them to expand if needed.
- Place in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
Directions for the Icing:
- Let cream cheese come to room temperature.
- Mix cream cheese and honey in a bowl until fluffy.
- Split icing into different bowls based on the color you want to dye it. Set aside more white icing than the rest.
- Begin to ice cookies with white icing.
- Mix natural food coloring with white icing to make desired colors.
- Use a small, clean paintbrush to add decorations with the colored icing.
Tips & Tricks:
- The recipe made 15 treats that were fairly large.
- If you’re having any trouble mixing, remember that this forms a different type of dough because it doesn’t have any butter! It won’t look or feel like your normal cookie dough, but if everything is mixed well it will be fine.
- Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing. It will help it become fluffy and easy to ice!
- Feel free to sub any dog safe ingredients to your dog’s preference. If they like peanut butter, consider making a peanut butter icing!
- If you don’t have an oval cookie cutter you can use a butter knife to cut out the shapes. You can freehand or use a piece of paper cut into an oval as a template.
And the last step is to enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this easter egg homemade dog treat recipe and that you use it to make treats for your dogs! The best thing about this recipe is that you can use it for any holiday – not just Easter! Make sure to save some of these images to Pinterest so you can always come back to this recipe! If you make these, please tag us on Instagram @mjfoery or @CaptainServiceDog so we can see!