Monday, 9 October 2017

Mummy Bone Homemade Halloween Dog Treats


These mummies are a fun way to decorate a special batch of  Halloween dog treats. You can use the same technique for human cookies too...just make sure your chosen recipes and flavours are human-friendly. :)  Since these treats are decorated without doggy icing, the finished treats look fancy but are still "plain" enough to be freezer-friendly and/or hold up well during handling, which makes them great for gifting to your favourite furfriends.  Doggy bag anyone?  My mummy munching defenders were more than happy to save me from these little monsters:



The mummy treats can be made with any dog-friendly roll-and-cut treat dough that you and your dog enjoy. If you don't already have a dough recipe in mind, there are lots of ideas in our treat recipe archive. If you want a white(ish) bandaged mummy,  you can try a very light dough base, such as a recipe using sour cream, cream cheese, etc. If you don't mind things a little browner, there are tons of different options. Using a carob wash to antique the bandages (optional, as shown) means it doesn't really matter anyways! Yay!


Prepare your treat dough and preheat the oven according to your chosen recipe. Roll the dough, then cut to shape and place on a prepared baking sheet. Keep a little bit of plain dough to create eyes - I simply kept the last of my offcuts.  For mummy bones, you'll need a bone shaped cookie cutter.  For mummy heads, you'll need a round biscuit cutter or other suitable round shaped cutter.  Using a knife, cut/indent lines into the tops of the treats to create bandages.  Optional: The mummies look great plain, but I took things a little further with a carob wash to give the bandances an aged look and really accentuate the bandage lines. To create the optional "antiquing" prepare a highly diluted mixture of carob powder and water - nice and watery.  We don't want to "paint" the tops, we want it to just run into the cracks. Brush lightly over the surfaces and try to avoid any pooling on the tops of your treats. 


To create eyes, take the dough you saved during cutting and tint to a suitable colour using dog-safe food colouring or natural add-in tints (I used turmeric and wheatgrass). Roll small balls, position on your treats, and press with a toothpick or similar to indent the centers. Ensure they are well-pressed into the treat so that they stay fixed after baking. If you'd like, you can use any extra eyeball dough to make mini-eyeballs as shown using slightly bigger balls of dough, pressed lightly to flatten before indenting.  Bake according to your chosen recipe. Cool thoroughly before serving or storage.  Enjoy!


Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes hereRemember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about your dog's diet and health, have a chat with your vet.

2 comments:

  1. I am making these with sugar cookies and candy eyes for our Halloween party. :-)

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    1. Fun! That sounds like a great idea for people treats. :) I hope they turn out well for you and are a hit at the party!

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