You guys, I’m on a mission to make everything heart shaped leading up to Valentine’s Day. Even these Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day for Dogs couldn’t be spared.
It’s no big secret that I adore my dogs and I’ve said on numerous occasions that in my next life I’m going to run a Bed & Biscuit. All the dogs will lounge on monogrammed bedding and eat homemade gourmet treats. It will be the most luxurious home away from home- just like a Bed & Breakfast serves for humans.
Our dogs function as our children (I realize there’s a difference, so please no hate mail) and the holidays are no exception to lavishing them with extra attention.
And Valentine’s Day? Is there any more of a reason to extend the I Woof You’s than Valentine’s Day?
Incredibly easy to make, too!
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup powdered milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 large eggs (set one aside for egg wash)
- 1 tsp. honey
- red food coloring (optional)
- Whisk together all the wet ingredients until well combined. Add dry ingredients, one at a time, stirring between each addition. Knead dough on floured surface for 2-3 minutes.
- Divide the dough in half, make a well in one half and add the red food coloring, working the dough until you reach your desired coloring.
- Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for about an hour to chill.
- Preheat oven to 350° and remove dough from refrigerator.
- On a piece of wax paper, break a small piece of dough of each color and roll into a ball, then into a spaghetti noodle. Twist one of each color together to make it swirl. Break off a small piece and stretch the dough, keeping both colors together and form a heart.
- Place each heart on a non stick baking mat. Whisk together the remaining egg and brush each heart with the egg wash. Bake for about 10 minutes depending on the size of your hearts.
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container- they’ll last about a week.
Once you get your dough prepared and chilled, roll into spaghetti looking noodles.
Combine the 2 colors.
Form a heart.
Pop them into the oven then package them up for gift giving.
I’m making these for all the neighborhood dogs with super cute etched glass containers. Can’t wait to show you those next week!
Have a great weekend, y’all.