Make your own spiderweb biscuits for dogs 🕷

Halloween can be enjoyed by everyone, including your dog! Follow these simple instructions to make dog-safe biscuits with a Halloween twist, so not even your dog has to miss out on the spooky fun...

Image Credit: Sian Jenkins

Image Credit: Sian Jenkins

The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it.

You will need:
A Baking Tray
Baking Paper
Cocktail Sticks
A Rolling Pin
A Mixing Bowl

Ingredients:
280g Wholemeal Flour
½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
25ml Cold Water
25ml Vegetable Oil
6 tsp Honey (Biscuit) & 2 tbsp Honey (Frosting)
200g Cream Cheese
Food Colouring (avoid pre-coloured icing as it contains icing sugar - liquid or gel food colouring is best)

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4.
Mix the bicarbonate of soda in with the flour.
Add in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, egg and 25ml of honey and combine with your hands.
Pour in the water to form a dough, again mixing with your hands.
Flour your work surface, and roll out to a 5mm thickness.
Cut into circles, and place on a tray covered in baking paper.
Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 18 minutes, then allow to cool.
Once fully cooled, mix the remaining 1tbsp of honey with the cream cheese and spread onto the top of each biscuit, leaving around 1/3 of the mixture.
Add the food colouring into the remaining mixture until you have the strength of colour you desire, and pipe a spiral pattern onto the iced biscuits.
Using a cocktail stick, start in the centre of the spiral and move in a straight line towards the outside edge of the biscuit and repeat around the entire biscuit.
Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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This spiderweb style would look great on cupcakes for yourself too (well, why not!).

As this is a Halloween post, I would like to mention that myself and my two dogs, Amber and Rosie, are doing a sponsored walk for the Guide Dogs called the Halloween Howl. The dogs will be wearing capes, and I will be carrying a donation box throughout the walk to collect as much money as I can for such a brilliant cause. If you would like to help us reach our target, a pound or two donated to our fundraising page would be very much appreciated! All money raised will be sent directly to the charity after the 31st October.

My next recipe will be available in a month's time, and will be a wonderfully festive treat!

Featured image credit: Sian Jenkins


This is a guest essay by illustrator Sian Jenkins. Want to write for us? Visit www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/essay-submission or email editorial@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk

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