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How to Make Icing for Dog Cookies

How to Make Icing for Dog Cookies

Do you celebrate your dog's birthday or "gotcha day"? Us too! We love our pets at The Cookie Countess and our baker Wil developed this recipe for dog safe cookie icing. You can even color this icing using pet-safe natural food colors.

Common sense statement: Remember, always ask your vet before feeding your dog something new for the first time. Do not decorate dog cookies with sprinkles, edible glitter, synthetic dyes, or anything that would pose a choking hazard.

Looking for a dog treat cookie mix? Try Ours!

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Rachel - February 26, 2024

Can’t wait to try this recipe! How long do the decorated treats last if I put them in an airtight container?
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Rachel. If you make the recipe as-is, they should last about a week in an airtight container on the counter, or about two weeks in the fridge. If you dehydrate them and remove all of the moisture, they can last up to a month.

Chantelle - February 26, 2024

Hi there
How long would this icing be good for once iced on a pup treat that’s dehydrated? Just wondering for expiry purposes.
Many thanks!
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Chantelle. Fully dehydrated treats should be good for up to a month if stored in an airtight container.

Cindy - January 15, 2024

Thanks for the recipe. I just made homemade treats for my dogs with this icing recipe and they LOVED it !!

Cheryl - May 8, 2023

Will this icing dry and can you pipe letters or designs with it?
The Cookie Countess replied:
This icing does dry. If you add the optional peanut butter, you should be able to pipe it. I hope this helps!

Sue - May 8, 2023

Does this get hard or do I have to refrigerate?
The Cookie Countess replied:
You don’t need to refrigerate cookies iced with this frosting for it to get hard. Because it is made with corn starch, it dries pretty quickly.

Mary - May 8, 2023

How long does this icing keep?
The Cookie Countess replied:
This icing should be made and immediately used; it will dry out quickly, due to the corn starch base.

Natalie - March 9, 2023

Is it possible to make the icing without honey or any sugar?
The Cookie Countess replied:
That wouldn’t work for this recipe, but maybe theres another one out there that’s more minimal!

Zoe - February 13, 2023

Thank you so much! Been trying to find the perfect icing recipe for my dog biscuits and this is it!xx

Laura Harrison - February 10, 2023

Recipes are online for CAT TREATS: Here is one: mix canned tuna with olive oil, egg, flour and mashed banana. Flatten onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, and then cut into kitty-bite sized pieces.

Amy - February 22, 2023

Would this set up like Royal Icing where it gets hard enough to stack or write on?
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Amy, it doesn’t get as hard as royal icing would but it gets close! We haven’t tried writing on the icing, but we’ll try that soon and update the blog with our results.

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