Pug Cookies – Happy National Dog Day!

It doesn’t get much cuter than pug cookies! With smooshed faces, button noses, and bug eyes, their adorableness cannot be contained!

Pug CookiesWith National Dog Day this weekend, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you the pug cookies I made for my pug loving sister. She has had an unnatural obsession with pugs for as long as I can remember. I guess that’s lucky for her Puggle, Scooter, who you see below eyeing the pug cookies.

Do you have a breed of dog that you can’t help but love above all others?

Pug Cookies

One of the great things about this set of pug cookies, is that they look detailed and time-consuming while actually they are simple to make.

The only part of the cookies that I created free hand were the backgrounds. I made the polka dot backgrounds by flooding the cookie and adding dots to the wet icing in a contrasting color. I created the marbled backgrounds  by flooding the cookie, adding lines to the wet icing in different colors, and dragging a toothpick through the lines. (I used this same technique on my butterfly cookies shown below.)

How To Make Butterfly Cookies

I made the cookies with the pug faces using royal icing transfers. If you need help with this technique, check out my How To Transfer Designs Onto Cookies tutorial. To learn how to make royal icing eyes, check out Royal Icing Googly Eyes by How Does She. Or if you would rather not make them youself, you can  purchase premade royal icing eyes at various places online.

I used royal icing transfers for all of the “P-U-G-S” raised lettering as well. To add that extra sparkle, I simply sprinkled them with disco dust while the icing was still wet. For a step-by-step tutorial on making sparkly royal icing letters, you can check out Sweetopia’s Valentine’s {Love} Cupcakes.

Pug Cookies

Will you be celebrating National Dog Day this weekend?

I’d love to hear about your furry family members! Does Fido hang out in the kitchen while you’re baking, waiting for some tasty morsels to drop? Do you let Lassie lick the spatula after you’ve whipped up something sweet?

My little Murray is never far away when I’m working in the kitchen. Although sometimes I think he gets a little bored watching me stir, stir, stir…

Dog Watching Icing 

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36 Responses to Pug Cookies – Happy National Dog Day!

  1. Oh my, they’re so incredibly cute. I just love the little pink heart noses too. The glittered one looks cool.

    I have a Staffy dog named Roxi. Well, my partner does but since we live together, she’s mine too.
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  2. My daughter just discovered pugs this week and would adored these cookies. The other daughter, almost 2, is in love with butterlies and would be so excited about eatting one.
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    • Janine says:

      Kim, I’m so glad to hear your daughter would Iike these. I’ll have a tutorial up on Mon. for the butterflies. They’re real easy to make.

  3. Kristen says:

    The cookies are the most adorable cookies I’ve ever seen and they were delicious!

  4. WOW!!! Your cookies are amazing! I am a true blue English Bulldog lover =o)
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  5. Nicole says:

    Of course as a proud pug owner I had to click your link & check out these adorable cookies! I love them – I’m sure your sister did as well :)
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  6. Monique says:

    I LOVE pugs! I have one and my sisters each have one. We grew up with one. We are a pug loving family. I don’t feed my pug table scraps or let her in the kitchen. Pugs can get chubby very easily and I don’t like having her underfoot as I’m moving around in the kitchen. I love these cookies! Had to click on it as soon as I saw the title on SITS.
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    • Janine says:

      Oh, Monique… my sister would be so jealous! I understand what you’re saying about the kitchen. I love having my chihuahua close but I’ve come close to wiping out on the tile because he was a little too close!

  7. Winnie says:

    These are super incredible !!
    Sooooooooooo cute and adorable
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  8. Andrea says:

    So cute! You are not only creative but talented as well.

  9. Tasha says:

    Your cookies are THE MOST adorable things!!! Pugs on cookies = epic cuteness overload!!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my rainbow cookies…they seem kinda boring now I’ve seen yours ;)
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    • Janine says:

      Thanks, Tasha! There’s just something about those adorable bug eyes! And I loved your rainbow cookies! It’s fun to get creative with colored dough instead of doing all the decorating with the icing.

  10. So adorable! I’ve never had a pug, but I have two chihuahuas and a baby one, too!
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  11. Oh my, these are the cutest cookies!! Pugs really are cute. Even cuter in cookie form! Think you could do a Jack Russell?
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    • Janine says:

      Thanks, Tanya! I’ll have to put a Jack Russell on the list. Next on my “sweets that look like dogs” list is a chihuahua. I have a chihuahua so they have a special place in my heart!

  12. Pam says:

    SO CUTE! I have a puggle named Diesel and he had a lot of pug qualities! Love this!

  13. Angie says:

    That is just way too cute! Makes me miss my pug…..Perfect to share with Foodie Friends Friday. Thank you for sharing.
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  14. These are just too darn cute!
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  15. Julie says:

    Oh how I love these cookies, Janine! You did a wonderful job. My little pup tries to be sneaky and slowly walk into the kitchen while I am cooking. She thinks I won’t see her. It’s really funny!

    Thanks for sharing these on Marvelous Mondays. :)
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    • Janine says:

      Funny! They are so cute when they think they’re being clever and sneaky… until they actually get away with it and steal a pork chop off the dinner table! :)

  16. so cute. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope that you will join us next week with more great recipes
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  17. Too cute!! You are so talented!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi
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  18. Jelli says:

    I’m not a pug kind of girl, but those cookies could woo me any day! They look so much like the dog, I can’t believe it! Great job on these cookies. You’ve made me want to bust out some royal icing now.
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