On game day, you can whip up some healthy dog treats that are in the shape of a football jersey. Find out how to make these DIY dog treats that are bound to score a touchdown with your pupper!
What football game would be complete without some halftime treats? Besides all your two-legged friends, you’ll want to make sure all of your furry friends have something yummy to munch on during the game.
Whether you’re hosting a tailgate or having people and their pets over for the Big Game or Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl on Feb. 7, 2021, these football jersey DIY dog treats will help you kick off your pet-friendly party. Plus, they’re healthy and easy to make, so you can be sure you’ll score a touchdown with your fur squad on game day.
What you'll need:
- 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. water
- Natural blue food dye (or color of your choice) (optional)
- 4 tbsp. Greek yogurt
- 4 tbsp. tapioca starch
- 1 tsp. milk
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 2 small mixing bowls
- Mixing spoons
- Measuring cup
- 1 football jersey cookie cutter
- Rolling pin
- 1 cookie sheet
- Cooking oil
- Piping bag (optional)
One treat per dog
Cookie Dough Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add flour, peanut butter, egg and water to a large mixing bowl.
Combine ingredients with a mixing spoon until mixture thickens.
Note: You can massage the batter with your hands if the mixture becomes too thick to mix with spoon.
When ingredients are thoroughly blended, flatten dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface until the dough is flat and ¼-inch thick.
Use cookie cutter to create 6-8 jersey shapes from the dough.
Place the cookie shapes 1 inch apart on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until ready.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes and add frosting.
Mix tapioca starch and Greek yogurt and split between two small mixing bowls. Add milk to both bowls and stir until creamy.
Add food coloring to one bowl and mix until blended.
Place mixtures into piping bags.
Pipe frosting onto each treat to create your favorite design (numbers, stripes, etc.).
Refrigerate to harden. Then serve!
This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food, less than 10 percent. Feeding more than that can lead to nutrient deficiencies, especially for dogs undergoing active weight loss. If your pet has health issues or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.