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Showing posts with label stamp. Show all posts
Monday, 9 December 2019
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{RECIPE} Spirulina Sour Cream Christmas Dog Treats


O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how yummy are thy branches... These tasty dog treats get the naturally deep green colour from spirulina powder. I used my Christmas tree plunger cutter to make the decorated trees, but a normal Christmas tree cookie cutter (or other shape of your preference) would work great with this green dough as well.

Monday, 25 November 2019
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter Banana and Carob Christmas Treats

One month until Christmas, furfriends! In prepping our holiday posts this year, I couldn't resist experimenting with a few plunger cookie cutter recipes so I could play with my Christmas plungers, but this dough works well with standard cutters or as a simple ball-and-flatten treat. This dense fudgey dough worked great for cutting, and the dogs loved the irresistible combination of banana, peanut butter, and carob. Drool!

Homemade carob Christmas dog treats with plunger cookie cutters

Monday, 7 October 2019
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog (Trick or) Treats

Dalmatian dog begging for homemade Halloween dog treats in a small orange treat bag, with bone shaped treats stamped "TRICK" and "TREAT"

Mmmm....pumpkin! Harvest is here for our northern furfriends and with it the silly season of all things pumpkin (and pumpkin spice), but here in New Zealand we like to enjoy pumpkin all year round. Pumpkin is delicious and nutritious, and we like to keep some cooked cubed pumpkin on hand in the freezer for quick and convenient use in baking/cooking for both humans and dogs.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
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Decorating Homemade Dog Treats

Stamped and shaped homemade dog treats on a black polka dot table cloth

Our current FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting mini-series is all about DIY dog treats and today we're talking about decorating homemade dog treats. Baked biscuits can be made and decorated in such a wide variety of styles that we split this treat type into three separate posts: our introduction to making homemade baked biscuit (cookie) style dog treats, today's decorating details, and tomorrow's shelf-life and storage post closing out the mini-series.

Monday, 17 December 2018
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{RECIPE} Strawberry Carob Christmas Spice Dog Treats

Christmas dog treats shaped like bones, trees, gingerbread men, and snowmen

In confession, I simply couldn't resist pulling out the plunger cookie cutters to make a few final holiday treats.  My go-to carob powder smells a lot like cocoa powder to my underpowdered human nose, but in flavour  it's subtly sweet, a little nutty, and sort of reminds me of gingerbread. (I've tried it in human baking....not taste-testing dog treats, although I've been tempted! Hehe...) With spice and all things nice on the brain, I adapted our strawberry carob recipe to make a treat spiced up with a hint of cinnamon, ginger, and the rich scent of blackstrap molasses. Cue the drool! 

Monday, 22 October 2018
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Frankenbone Homemade Halloween Dog Treat Decorations

Halloween isn't really a done thing down here in New Zealand, but we'll take any excuse for a treat of two! Last year's mummy bone dog treats were one of my favourite treats to create and decorate (definitely something I would do again). These Frankenbones simplify monster treat decorating for a fast way to make a fun batch of treats and it's easy enough for the kids to help with making special Howl-oween dog treats for their furry friends.

Dalmatian dog begging for dog treat that is shaped like a bone with stamped monster eyes

Monday, 17 September 2018
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{RECIPE} Pumpkin and Herb Puppy Paw Print Dog Treats

Pumpkin dog treats stamped with a paw print design

These pawesome paw print dog treats combine the yummy tastes of pumpkin with healthy herbs and irresistible cheese.  The dough works well for roll-and-cut treats, but you can also make simple flattened balls or use our shortcut for making "cut" dog treats en masse. Easy peasy!

Monday, 9 July 2018
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{RECIPE} Carob and Pumpkin Stamped Dog Treats


This pumpkin-based treat dough is simple, yummy, and easy to work with for roll-and-cut treats.  If you're not keen on cutting shapes, you can also use it to make simple flattened balls.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
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{RECIPE} Golden Oldie Birthday Bone Stamped Dog Treats

Bone shaped homemade dog treats stamped with party words

Oli's Golden Oldie 12th birthday treats all had a gloriously golden theme, but the busy baking kitchen still needed to smell moderately acceptable (unfortunately) to humans who might be sprung upon us at short notice for property viewings.  For these stamped birthday treats, I adapted our favourite basic roll-and-cut peanut butter dough recipe to smell even better (although the basic recipe smells pretty great as is) and look glorious golden.

Monday, 16 April 2018
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DIY Stamped Dog Treats (Plus Peanut Butter Bacon Bones!)

Bone shaped dog treats stamped with names and words

Santa Paws brought all sorts of interesting little goodies for crafting and baking (clearly the elves had read our post with Christmas Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers) including a set of DIY alphabet cookie stamps. I have a number of cute cookie stamps and presses in my baking stash, including a set of larger letters, but these mini letters are perfect for using on smaller treats and are just the right size for my favourite bone-shaped cookie cutter.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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DIY Christmas Ornament Dog Treats without a Plunger Cutter

Homemade Christmas dog treats shaped like patterned tree ornaments

We've been sharing lots of different holiday treats in our barkmas bonanza this year, including cute Christmas plunger cookie cutters (affiliate link) for treats like our gingerbread dog treats, carob and peanut butter dog treats, and spicy apple dog treats, but we though we'd throw in a bonus post hot on the heels of our last plunger treat post of the year for those of you who'd love to make a patterned treat but can't get your hands on a set of Christmas plunger cookie cutters.

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{RECIPE} Apple Cinnamon Christmas Dog Treats

Homemade Christmas dog treats made with holiday plunger cookie cutters

Thursday, 14 December 2017
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter and Carob Christmas Dog Treats

Homemade carob Christmas dog treats with red and green drawstring treat bags and ribbons

"Chocolate" and peanut butter? Doggone irresistible! These treats swap the chocolate for dog-friendly carob as a delicious adaptation of our smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat recipe. This dough handles well for roll-and-cut treats, but if you're looking for a quick and easy alternative, you can use fork flattened balls or go for our simple no-rolling DIY dog treat method.

Thursday, 7 December 2017
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter and Molasses Christmas Dog Treats

Homemade Christmas dog treats shaped like gingerbread men and dog houses

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, and these treats smell almost good enough to temp a few human taste-testers. A little splash of blackstrap molasses and sprinkle of spice jazzes up our smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat recipe with a gingerbread-inspired holiday boost of scent and flavour. That dough works so well for simulating a cookie-dough texture that I wanted to play with it for my new Christmas plunger-cutters (I couldn't resist buying them...) and it worked very nicely! Since we were making gingerbread treats, I used only the gingerbread person plunger from the set and creating some matching gingerbread houses.  Here's how they were made. 

Monday, 10 April 2017
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Fun and Fancy (So Easy!) Easter Egg Dog Treats

As promised in last week's post on how to make hard-set "royal icing" for dogs, here is an alternative way to make fancy Easter treats. Stamping patterns into your treats is an easy way to dress up special homemade treats (it's actually my favourite way to decorate dog treats). The finished treats look fancy, but are still "plain" enough to be freezer-friendly and perfect for pressie packaging or pocket portability for treats on the go. 

Homemade Easter dog treats shaped like decorated eggs with stamped patterns
  
Since you can use any roll-and-cut dough with no extra toppings, it's also a great way to make a fancy treat for a dog with allergies or special dietary sensitivities using your favourite safe recipe. There's no icing set/dry time and much less mess, which is great if the kids are helping out. You can also use these techniques to make human cookies, if you'd like!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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DIY Pet Pillow Boxes + Party Popper "Christmas Crackers"

Dog and cat gift wrapping made from recycled cardboard tubes, wrapped and stamped with WOOF, MEOW, and paw prints

My dogs LOVE tearing into boxes, paper, cardboard rolls... they're avid recyclers, always happy to help break things down for the bin! :)  Today's post shares how to prettify your everyday recyclables into pawesome holiday/party wrapping and pressie packaging for pets (or anyone you please!).  It is shared in collaboration with our partner blog at Creativity Unmasked, where you can discover how the easy homemade custom bone, paw, and word stamps were created with instructions for creating your own. Yay!

Friday, 1 April 2016
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Easy Upcycled DIY Dog Treat Jar

Homemade dog treats in a jar with a clay bone shaped TREAT tag

In this week's recipe post, we showed you a super cute little dog treat jar and promised the DIY details, so here goes!  This is a very simple upcycling craft and the embellished jars are a great way to gift homemade treats.