Over the top interior designer Esther Tracy has inspired Laura to bake she and her dog Hugo Boss some cookies that are fit for a Diva and her prince.
Cookie Recipe: Chewy Chicken bones
Liquid chicken stock: add until dough is ready to roll.
Note: The dough shouldn’t be too sticky. Add flour as you go if the dough sticks to the roller or counter – but don’t over mix the dough.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Add ingredients together, and use a roller to roll out dough onto a lightly powdered countertop. Dough should be about ¼ inch thick. Use small bone shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes, until all dough is used. Bake for one hour, then let cool.
Tips: The surface of your cookies should be smooth and flat in order to ice them properly.
Make sure your cookies are cool before you begin icing.
We love this Dog friendly icing “Fido’s Frosting” and “Royal Yogurt Icing” made by the K9 Cakery. There’s nothing else like it on the market as far as we are aware. Follow the package instructions. Make 6 cups of icing to dip the cookies into for the base coat, and 2 cups of frosting for the detailing according to your design.
Once the Royal Icing is mixed, you can jazz it up with colour! Use a food colouring that is safe for your dogs. We used the CK brand, also from the K9 Cakery. The colour saturation and blending produces fantastic results.
First we are going to prepare our base coat to dip the cookies into as they will need to dry.
In smaller bowls, mix the icing with different colours.
Drop a cookie into the bowl and with tongs, coat, then flip around to get the coloured icing on all sides. With a knife or icing spatula, raise the cookie out of the icing and let the icing drip off over the bowl. Once it’s stopped dripping, put it onto a cooling rack. Continue this process for all cookies in all colours.
Let the dipped cookies dry for several hours depending on the thickness of the icing.
Once you have a hard and dry cookie with a base coat, you can decorate the cookies with the frosting. Prepare the desired amount of frosting according to the package directions. Again, use small bowls and add colour. (Keep some of the base mix for white detailing) Transfer some frosting into a sandwich baggie, snip of the corner of the bag to desired thickness of piping.
Take your time and have fun detailing your Boss Cookies. Have some water, tooth picks and Q-tips on hand to clean up mistakes. The results are worth it for a special event or special friend.
Put cookies back on cooling rack after detailing to dry for an hour or so. After they are dry, they should be stored in the refrigerator until consumed.
Note: This recipe is not meant to replace a balanced diet for your dog. It is advisable to consult with a canine nutritionist or vet before feeding any new foods to your dog.