How to Make a Dog Treat Shiny When Baking

by Susan Revermann Google
    He'll be begging to try one of your new shiny dog treats.

    He'll be begging to try one of your new shiny dog treats.

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    The smell of fresh baked doggie treats is sure to grab the attention of your little guy's sniffer. Why not spiff up your next batch of tasty treats by adding a shiny coating to them? You can even make them sparkle with a sweet or unsweetened finish. Your pooch is sure to appreciate your efforts.

    Shiny and Unsweetened

    Step 1

    Crack an egg open and pour the egg white into a bowl. Whip the egg white with a fork or wire whip until it’s frothy and bubbly.

    Step 2

    Dip a pastry brush into the mixture and gently spread it onto your dog treats before you bake them. Do the best you can to thoroughly coat the top and sides. Don’t worry, if you miss a spot, your dog wont judge you -- as long as you bribe him with a treat.

    Step 3

    Bake the dog treats as directed by your dog treat recipe. Remove from oven and use a spatula to transfer them from the baking rack to a cooling rack.

    Sweet and Shiny

    Step 1

    Beat one egg in a bowl until frothy.

    Step 2

    Add one teaspoon of regular white sugar to the beaten egg white. Whip the sugar and egg mixture until the sugar is fully dissolved.

    Step 3

    Spread the mixture on your doggie treats and bake as recipe recommends. Cool treats on wire rack or newspaper.

    Items You Will Need

    • Homemade dog treats
    • Egg
    • Sugar, if desired
    • Bowl
    • Fork or wire wipe
    • Baking sheet
    • Spatula
    • Wire cooling rack or newspapers

    Photo Credits

    • Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

    About the Author

    Susan Revermann is a professional writer with educational and professional experience in psychology, research and teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in psychology, focused on research, motivational behavior and statistics. Revermann also has a background in art, crafts, green living, outdoor activities and overall fitness, balance and well-being.