If you have a pet lover in your life, you know that they spend a great deal of time, energy, and money on their beloved animals. They take them on road trips, they let them sit on the couch, they sacrifice extra sleep in order to get up in the pouring rain to walk them. That’s love! The perfect gift for a devoted pet owner is, of course, a pet-related gift. Here are some cookie bouquet designs for pet lovers that will be perfect for virtually any occasion.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Meows
If you have a friend or loved one who prizes their pooch or cat and treats it as a member of the family, then making edible photo cookies is a great idea. You can do this at home, but this is one of the rare cases when DIY is more expensive. You’ll need an edible printer and edible ink, making this one very pricy bouquet! Or, you can order photo cookies from any number of online services. You simply upload the image you want (of the beloved pet), and the company will create an iced cookie with his image.
Usually, you will have to purchase a minimum (of 6 or 12); you can then arrange these as your cookie bouquet. You can request that the company add a skewer or stick so you can “plant” them in a bouquet, or you can arrange them in tissue paper, as you would long stem roses. With some searching, you should be able to find companies that allow you to have one cookie made. That way, you can order one or two, and then fill in your bouquet with homemade treats to save money.
Cut to the Chase
A less pricy option that is still absurdly adorable is to make your own cut animal cookies. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and buy an inexpensive set of cutters. You can find sets online shaped like anything from dogs and cats to rabbits and birds. Roll your dough thicker than usual, and before baking, insert a long lollipop stick or wooden skewer into the bottom. Bake, and let cool. Decorate with royal icing to personalize the pets, if you wish, and let dry completely.
You can flood one of the cookies with white royal icing and let it dry completely. Using thicker royal icing with food coloring, an edible marker, or gel icing, you can write a message like: “You’re so doggone good,” or “You’re Purrfect.”
Prepare a plant pot by putting in some floral foam. Insert the sticks or skewers into the foam and arrange your “flowers.” When you’re done, put some crinkled paper or tissue paper over the foam.
Going to the Dogs
Why not make a cookie bouquet for the pet instead or in addition to the cookies for the owner? Any doting pet owner will appreciate the thought – especially if they get a few chocolate chip cookies, too. You can find recipes online for cookies for pets!
A cookies bouquet honoring their favorite furry, fishy, or scaly friend will be appreciated – and devoured – by pet lovers. Just warn them if you’ve made doggy or kitty treats instead of sugar and gingerbread!
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Pinkchic18 is a writer who enjoys writing about gift ideas for family and friends, along with baking and desserts. She also frequently contributes to the Gourmet Cookie Bouquets Blog.