Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dog Gone

Let's get a head start on holiday gifts by making something for our four-legged friends.

Each year I try to bake batches of dog cookies for all the dogs in my life, including my own. The good thing about these is that they can be baked ahead and stored in a jar with a tight lid and they'll stay fresh.

I published this tutorial every year as a gentle reminder than we shouldn't forget our canine friends at Christmastime.

Let's get started.

DOG COOKIES

1/2 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup meat broth (beef or chicken)
6 TBSP. oil
2/3 cup whole wheat flour

Rolling pin & bone shaped cookie cutters

Mix dry ingredients together, add the wet ingredients. Use your hands to mix well. As a few drops of water if the mixture seems too dry. If the mixture seems to wet add 1 tsp of flour at a time. Be careful not to overmix or the dough will be tough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut cookies and back at 350 degrees for 30-35 min.

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This batch made 8 large cookies and 30 small cookies. Numbers will vary depending on size of cookie cutter.

I found a place that carries the most wonderful collection of dog cookie cutters in the shapes of bones, fire hydrants, paws, dog houses and almost every "shape" of dog. Poodles, Corgis, Westies even a Chihuahua!

GOOD DOG EXPRESS COOKIE CUTTERS

Farmer's Wife Tip: Copy your favorite recipes on 3 x 5 inch index cards. Sandwich the card between two layers of clear contact paper. Spills can be wiped off with a damp rag.



5 comments:

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Thank you so much for the reminder and the receipe. Our dog (large choc. lab) Zoey will love them! And yes, she will have a stocking hung with the rest of my families!!

jazzi said...

Just a question from one Chi owner to another; do you break up the treats when you give them to your dogs? Mine seem to have trouble with anything larger than pea-sizes, and I wondered if it's just my dog or all Chi's.

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

Thanks and my Westie thanks you....

Miss Muffin said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. Loved it! And our dog did, too! We definitely gotta make more. I linked to your blog in my post http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2009/12/preparing-for-christmas-advent.html
Hope that is alright with you!
Have a great day!

Lisa Shipley said...

Thanks and my Westie thanks you....