Westminster Dog Show Party Foods

No Westminster Dog Show is complete without tasty snacks and drinks to enjoy while cheering on your favorite dog at home.

Posted: February 10, 2012, 10 a.m, EST

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Westminster Dog Show Cookies

Sugar cookies cut out in dog shapes, bones, paw prints, and ribbons are the perfect sweet treat for a Westminster party. For the ribbons, use purple and gold icing to make best-in-show ribbons to match the theme. Recipe courtesy of McCall’s cookbook.

Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 egg
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp soda
½ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg, beat well
  3. Add sour cream and flavoring
  4. Mix in 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt – mix well
  5. Add in last 2 cups of flour
  6. Divide into 4 rolls, warp in cling wrap and chill 4 hours.
  7. AFTER CHILLING: roll out, cut into shapes and bake at 375 for 10 minutes
  8. Frost with butter frosting

Frosting:

½ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
¼ tsp vanilla
Milk
Food coloring

Beat butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar, adding milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. Some like it thick, others thin, the choice is yours! Divide frosting into bowls and mix in food coloring of your choice.

PupCakes

Dog-themed cupcakesFollow the instructions for your favorite cake batter and icing recipes (a box mix works too - we won't tell!) To add a Westminster twist use purple and gold cupcake liners or add food coloring to make the batter or frosting purple and gold. Using icing or sprinkles decorate your cupcakes with your favorite dog-themed designs. 

Bone-shaped Finger Sandwiches

These delicious sandwiches are easy to serve on platters and go with the theme of the evening. The recipe can be changed to suit you and your guest’s taste buds.

Take white or wheat bread and using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut out sandwiches.

Filling options:
Cucumber – butter, a dash of salt and lemon makes this a traditional English tea sandwich
Cream cheese and olive
Cream cheese and chive
Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Peanut butter and jelly – for the kids (or kids at heart)

Drinks

Lavender Cosmopolitan

1oz Mandarin Vodka
1oz Parfait Amour
1oz Cranberry Juice
1slice Lime

Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with a lime wedge and dip the glass into sugar (if you have it use lavender sugar) to coat the rim thoroughly. Pour mandarin vodka, parfait amour, and cranberry juice into a chilled shaker. Shake well and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime. Recipe courtesy of Drinkstreet.com

Purple Shirley Temples (non-alcoholic for the kiddies)

12 oz Sprite
1 oz Grenadine
1 oz blue raspberry liquid mix

Mix in a glass over ice. Serve with a purple or gold straw.

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