Dog pizza home-made dog treats are cute and delicious, and they make a great gift or dog birthday party treat for your favorite birthday dog!
The crust is colored with beet powder to give it a pinkish tone. The yogurt coating is colored yellow with healthy turmeric, to look like cheese and the topping is bacon bits.
Natural healthy dog treat ingredients make this recipe for dog treats good for your dog--as well as temptingly attractive!
Help your dog be a part of the party!
Puppy Pizzas are very popular with the canine crew. Not only do they look good, but they also must smell and taste good, too--based on the reaction that they get! And that reaction is partly due to the wonderful smell and taste of anise seeds.
The recipe does use a small amount of sugar. Mostly, it just feeds the yeast and helps the homemade dog cookies to rise. In general, dogs are not as sensitive to sugar (nor are their teeth) as we are.
That having been said, if you are concerned that there is sugar in the recipe, you can just leave the sugar out of the recipe.
Depending on whether you have a small dog or a large dog, you can vary the size of the pizzas by using different size circle cookie cutters. A nice size for almost all dogs is 1 1/2” to 2” in diameter.
I have a 2” circle cookie cutter that I use for these dog treats. If you don't have one, you can just use a plastic (or glass) drinking glass with a fairly sharp edge.
Dip the edge of the glass or cookie cutter in a bowl of flour in between cuts, so that the dough doesn't stick to it.
If you’d like to make a large pizza like the one in the photo above, roll your dough to ¼” and cut (free-hand, using a knife) a large circle.
Transfer the circle to your baking sheet. Cut the pie shaped wedges before you bake the treat. The rest of the directions are the same.
At times, I have made Puppy Pizzas gourmet dog treats using tomato paste for the sauce and real mozzarella cheese for the cheese.
If you do this, make sure that you refrigerate or freeze the pizzas, as they will start to get moldy in a few days if stored at room temperature. This is true for any gourmet dog treats that are semi-moist and do not have preservatives!
One additional reminder. Never, ever give tomato products to a cat or kitten! While tomatoes are just fine for a dog, they can be deadly for a cat.
This gourmet dog treat recipe for Puppy Pizzas takes a little more time than most of my recipes, but the little pizzas end up being so cute that I think you will find them to be worth the effort.
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