Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dot & Daisy's Favorite Dog Cookie Recipe


For the past several months Dot and Daisy have been going crazy over Meg's dog cookie recipe.  Meg modified the recipe she found at www.thepoop.com Their recipe calls for margarine and Meg uses bacon grease instead. We have bacon about once a week and save the grease as it is not good to pour it down the drain.

Dot and Daisy’s Favorite Dog Cookies…

¾ cup chicken broth (You can use chicken bouillon cubes or broth from a can or 
                                  box…I use organic, no added salt….)
1/3 cup bacon grease
½ cup powdered milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder or granules
1 tablespoon parsley flakes (or a combination of garlic and parsley)
a couple of tablespoons of Brewer’s yeast
1 large egg, beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine  broth and bacon grease.  Add powdered milk, garlic, parsley, Brewer’s yeast, and egg.  Slowly stir in the flour, a little at a time…mix well.

Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes and roll out to ¼ to ½ inch thickness.  Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes (I use bone shapes of various sizes and mini-people shapes).  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 50 minutes.  Make sure you bake them long enough to get crunchy, but not burnt.  If you under bake them they will get moldy (YUK!).

Remove from the oven and let cool until dry and hard.  Makes just over a pound of yummy dog cookies!  Store in an airtight container. 

Here is a photo of the cookies being made. Note our cats have been known to eat the cookies too. Sometimes Meg adds some left over or hard cheese to the batch of cookies. One thing about adding cheese the cookies might spoil after a week or so. Dot has been known to just drop on the floor store bought cookies since she has been eating Meg's homemade cookies. Every evening when you go into the kitchen Dot will bark at you telling us it is time for her cookie. Daisy and the two cats just wait for Dot to give the people commands for the cookies.

Milo, Meg's sister's chihuahua,  went nuts by just smelling the cookies in his Christmas package.  Since then he wants cookies all the time, before he just was not very interested in dog cookies bought at the store.
Here is Dot (the white dog), Daisy and Grumpy the one-eyed cat sleeping away on their new pillow they got for Christmas. Maybe we should have picked up a bigger pillow?


Janet said...

My sister makes dog cookies too. I would never have enough time to do anything else as my dogs seems to think cookies are the mainstay and the canned & dry food are just suppliments.
Might give it a try, you are very nice owners. I am amazed the three share a pillow. Mine all want their own space.

Kim and Victoria said...

This reminds me, I need to get busy making dog biscuits for Chelsea for our upcoming yurt trip. Hers won't have bacon grease but will have peanut butter.

Skeeter said...

I LOVE the last picture! They all look so happy snuggled together...

Caroline Gill said...

Such comfort . . . but perhaps you should have bought TWO pillows and stitched them together (better still, use Velcro!). What a lovely photo, Randy. Thank you for visiting my blog. I LOVE that Cardinal on the next post. I know these birds from childhood, as one of our Pelmonism pairs featured the Red Cardinal, though I have yet to see one . . .

Char's Gardening said...

I love the picture of all three sleeping together. I wonder is a substitute for the bacon grease in your recipe? I would like to try this without the bacon grease.