Our little Lucy is 2 years old today! I wish she could have stayed a little chocolate chunk forever. Even though she’s done growing physically, there is still a lot of mental growing to do and every day continues to be quite the adventure! To celebrate this milestone, I decided to bake her up some birthday treats with extra special blue Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese icing. I used the same gluten free recipe as the last time I made treats (it only has five ingredients!), all the details are listed below.

5 ingredient dog treats with icing

5 ingredient dog treats with icing

Recipe originally posted here.

Treat Ingredients:
2 eggs
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour (plus extra for your rolling pin)
1 teaspoon fresh (or dried) parsley (optional)

Icing Ingredients:

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter1 tablespoon cream cheese
10 drops of food coloring

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, and parsley (if using). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary.  Bake 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

While your treats are in the oven, you can mix up your icing ingredients. This makes enough to write a few messages, do some polka dots or stripes. If you want to cover all the treats, I recommend doubling the quantities. Put your mixed “icing” into a small zip lock bag and seal. Snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag. Gently squeeze the icing onto the cooled treats into whatever design you’d like! More details below.

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Lucy loved them so much, I wasn’t even able to get a photo of her eating them! She just jumped up an snatched about 4! Don’t worry, I made sure Lola got her fair share, too. There are plenty of leftovers, so I think the girls will be enjoying these all weekend.

And, yes, I do have half-naked hot construction workers on my apron. What, isn’t that normal?