Some of the best homemade treats for dogs can be made using cookie cutters. In fact, I like the dog treat recipes that allow you to cut your dough into shapes the best!Let’s take a look at some of the adorable dog treats that I have made along the way using a variety of cookie cutters.
Birthday Dog Treats
You can use cookie cutters to make dog treats for just about any occasion. Some of my favorite treats for dogs are birthday treats! At my dog bakery we sell a bunch of different dog birthday treats and they are among the most popular treats that are sold. From cupcake cookies, to party hats, to birthday bones…we have it all. I even make dog birthday gift baskets, which are a lot of fun to make to.
Halloween Dog Treats and More…
Cookie cutter are great to use when it comes to making seasonal dog treats. I have dog treats for just about every occasion you can think of. Start from the beginning of the year, in January you can make healthy treats for dogs in the shape of snowflakes of snowmen. If February you can make hearts for Valentine’s Day.In March you make shamrocks and perhaps Easter bunnies too. In April and May you make dog treats in the shape of flowers, umbrellas, chicks, & ducks…just to name a few. I always like to make sailboats and sunshine cookies in June. July is a great time to make any kind of treats and decorate in red, white, and blue. I have a great collection of seashore cookie cutters and I always put them out on August. September is one my favorite months of the year and I have a bunch of adorable fall themed cookie cutters. I have apples, squirrels, school buses and more! Of course I make sure that October is full of spooky treats! You can make bats, ghosts, witches, pumpkins and one of my favorites…spiders and spider webs!! And for November, yep you guessed it…Turkeys! December is one of my favorite months and busiest too. Most people buy their dog’s a gift two times a year… their birthday and for either Christmas or Hanukkah. The number of different types of dog treats that you can make at the holidays can go on and on and on!
So how do you choose the best dog treat recipe to make homemade dog treats using cookie cutters?
Here are a few tips:
1- Try to find a recipe that uses flour as the main ingredient. Most dog treat recipes that form a dough that can be rolled out and cut into shapes will have flour as the main ingredient.
2- Choose a recipe with minimal ingredients. If you have ever made cookies before then you know that some of the best tasting cookies require very few ingredients. Plus, rolling the dough and cutting it into shapes will take some time. You don’t want to be wasting time putting a recipe together.
What is the best kind of cookie cutter to use?
I’m often asked which is better, using a plastic cookie cutter or a metal cookie cutter? I don’t think it really matters at all. I use both. The only think that I would recommend doing when using either type of cookie cutter is that you flour it before you press it into the dough. This way your cookie cutter won’t stick to the dough. Take a look at the video below for some tips on how to use a cookie cutter.
Where you can get cookie cutters for your dog treats?
Aside from making birthday dog treats I also enjoy making dog treats in the shapes of different dog breeds. I have a complete line of dog breed cookies at my bakery and they are a hit! Making dog treats in the shape of your favorite dog breed is a lot of fun. I have a Labrador retriever and my kids get such a kick out of making treats for our dog that look just like him. Not to mention these types of personalized dog treats make great gifts! So where can you find cookie cutters in the shape of different dog breeds? I have been shopping at Good Dog Express for years and I have always been able to find what I’m looking for.