Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Make Dog Treats for the Event

Posted by Mateja Lane

How should dog owners celebrate the Great American Eclipse? By making dog treats!

Millions of Americans are anticipating the great solar eclipse on August 21, 2107. And while it is a once-in-a-lifetime event, the last total solar eclipse ranging over the entire US continent happened in 1918, some may be content with just staying at home rather than battling crowds and traffic to see the moon cover the sun.

 

So if you're one of those people sitting at home, noticing it's getting dimmer outside, and simultaneously watching the live stream of the Great American Eclipse, you might as well make your dog some treats!

YouTube channel Gone to the Snow Dogs had the right idea and made dog treats resembling the solar eclipse to celebrate the big day.

Best way for your dogs to celebrate the solar eclipse is by eating treats. They'll definitely agree.

To make these solar eclipse-themed treats you'll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut cooking oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • black food coloring and yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

You'll make this recipe twice, once for the black dough and once for the yellow dough!

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the wet ingredients together- eggs, oil, honey, and food coloring. Then add the flours and mix until it becomes dough. Roll out the dough on some parchment paper to about a 1/4-inch thick.

Then cut the dog cookies into circles to make suns and moons, about 10 each color. Use a circular cookie cutter. Now you have to try to make each cookie into a phase of the eclipse. This is a tough, but fun, step! Cut a strip of the yellow dough and wrap around the black circle for the total eclipse. To make the other phases of the sun being covered by the moon, line up the circles and use the cookie cutter to cut over both the circles. Watch this step in the video at 6:45.

cutting cookies

Then alternate the pieces with the smaller pieces and half the cookie will be yellow and the black dough will look like the shadow going over the sun.

Bake the eclipse cookies for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Then give them to your pups to try them out! Shelby, Oakley, and Memphis the beautiful Huskies approve! Plus, with these simple ingredients you can even try a bite and it is a safer way to celebrate the total solar eclipse than sitting outside and staring at the sun.

Happy eclipse viewing!

What are your plans for the solar eclipse? Do you make your own dog treats? Tell us in the comments below!

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Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Make Dog Treats for the Event