Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Harley!

Ready to be baked-they look like regular human cookies!

Still Steaming!

Harley waiting for us to throw him a cookie!

My little Golden Harley turned 2 on October 21st so we celebrated by making cookies! No, not sugar cookies with frosting, not chocolate chip cookies, not oatmeal cookies, but dog cookies! Rachael Ray has pet friendly recipes so I snagged her recipe and whipped up a batch. My dogs loved them and I will definitely make them again!
Recipe makes about 2 1/2 pounds of cookies

1/2 Pound bacon
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup beef broth
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with foil.
2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving the grease. Let the bacon cool slightly, then crumble.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal and crumbled bacon. In a large measuring cup, stir together 1 1/3 cups warm water and the broth and pour into the dry ingredients. Add the EVOO and stir together to form a loose dough. Knead on a work surface until smooth.
4. Divide the dough into balls of the appropriate size for your dog (about 1 inch for large dogs and 1/2 inch for small dogs) and set on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the reserved bacon grease. Bake until firm to the touch, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely.

1 comment:

Ariel said...

Oh what a cute picture of Harley! My dogs would go crazy for those I should make them.