How to Make Easy Dog-Friendly “Dogs in a Blanket”
Dog Licks Recipe
I love looking at cute dog faces anywhere anytime. A few weeks ago, I was thinking of snacks for kids and dogs when we were holding a playgroup to test our Penny P Pug Picture Book story. I thought little dog-friendly hot dogs in pastry that looked like dogs could be very cute and yummy.
Kilo absolutely loves hot dogs but can only have small amounts as he is always watching his waist. They are such high-value treats or rewards, he only gets them on special occasions. He also loves cookies and pastry treats and I like no added sugar and limited ingredients.
He got a bit nervous when I said I was cooking Dogs in a Blanket from his position supervising on the couch. He climbed up like a ninja and stole a small sample of one of these Dogs In A Blanket when I was not looking on the day we were testing the recipe – he just could not resist the smell. They were almost too dog-friendly LOL. Then he got small pieces as rewards for tricks the day of the shoot and LOVED them.
Kids can add ketchup or mustard and should love them too.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 Treats
- – half cup flour (I used plain white but have also tried whole wheat and rice)
- – 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
- – 2 tablespoons of water (add water as needed until flour sticks together)
- 1 hot dog (I use all beef, high quality)
- 3 pieces of Kibble (you can substitute ketchup, mustard dabs, little pieces of meat, or vegetables for eyes and nose for kids)
- Dog-Friendly Peanut Butter or Cream Cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix dough ingredients together until sticky.
- Knead dough into two firm balls.
- Sprinkle flour on the surface of the chopping board to avoid sticking.
- Roll balls into flat thin circles one at a time.
- Cut a hot dog into thirds.
- Cut each third of a hot dog in half, open.
- Place one piece of hot dog in the lower center half of the dough circle.
- Fold circle of pastry in half over the hot dog.
- Fold over pastry ears. Firm or trim the bottom edges
- Cut two small slits to emphasise ears and one in the centre of the dough for the tongue to peek out
- Bake on a lightly greased tray for 10 minutes at 400′ or until light golden brown (I spray coconut oil very lightly on tray).
- Take out of the oven and let cool slightly.
- Use dabs of dog-friendly peanut butter or cream cheese to secure kibble eyes and nose to the pastry. (Use little slices of meat, veggies, or dabs of ketchup or mustard instead of kibble for human consumption).
- Add Hot Dog tongue piece (I microwave uncooked hot dog pieces quickly before including)
Enjoy! Kilo the Pug sure did.
You are on a roll with these adorable recipes! Thanks for sharing – love it!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Your treat recipes are so cute! I just usually throw chunks of meat at Mr. N lol.
This is SO CUTE!!! What a cute idea for a holiday or birthday. Love it!!
Golden Daily Scoop says
These are adorable! I’m going to be trying this soon with my girls! Thanks for sharing!
The Island Cats says
Those are almost too cute to eat! We bet we would even like them. 🙂
Ruth and Layla says
OMD I have to make these this week for Layla – love it love it love it
Haha, that’s such a good idea!! I love it!!
Pawesome Cats says
These are too cute to eat – great instructions, I’m sure dogs will love them.
Dusty Desert Dogs says
These are super adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing this fun recipe with us!
The Daily Pip says
These are truly adorable! You have given me a great idea and this might be a perfect project for my daughter and her friends. I always feel badly that I don’t have enough time to make these homemade treats for Ruby but this definitely might be a project for kids to help with!
Team Dash Kitten says
This is such a lot of fun, and if you had kids you get them involved – cue lots of fun, mess and happy times.
Carol Bryant says
Guess what? I was just talking to my wife telling her I wish there was some sort of easy to make recipe I could try for Dex. Then I come here to see this. I will let you know how it goes when I make it and if the fire department has to come out BOL
Beth | Daily Dog Tag says
These are so cute! I bet Kilo LOVED them! What a clever idea for a special treat.
This looks so cute and tasty! Pinning!
Sweet Purrfections says
Your dogs must love you with all the wonderful DIY dog treats they get.
These look so good! Thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to try them
These are so cute! What a great idea. I love how simple they are. This would be really fun for an animal rescue event or bake sale!
These are adorable and would be so much fun to take to an event that includes dogs! I will definitely share this post! Thanks.
Sally Hummel says
That has to be the cutest little dog treat I’ve ever seen!! I have to share this post on Rugby’s FB page and for my FB client group page!!
Cathy Armato says
That is so clever! My dogs are wild for hot dogs too, I’ll have to try these. Sharing!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Ava at Savvy Pet Care says
Those are just adorable! No dogs here but sharing because they are so cute!
Jenna Hughson says
Omd, this is way too cool!!