Friday, September 21, 2007

Autumn's Birthday Cookies (For Dogs)

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
4 oz. shredded cheese (1 cup)
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon chicken or beef bullion granules
2 cups white or wheat flour (plus more for kneading)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray. In a large bowl combine oats, butter and water. Let stand for 10 minutes to soften oats. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bullion, milk, egg, cheese and bacon. Mix well. Add flour one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form stiff dough. Dough will be sticky.

On floured surface, knead dough and add enough flour (1-2 cups) until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Knead for about 4-5 minutes. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut dough into shapes using your favorite cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheets about 1/2 inch apart. Cookies will not spread.

Bake for 35-50 minutes or until golden brown. Bake time varies depending on the size of your cookies. Cool completely. Place back in hot oven then turn your oven off. Leave cookies in oven for at least 4 hours to remove any moisture in your cookies. If you don't want to do this step, cool cookies and place in airtight container in your refrigerator to reduce spoilage. Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on size.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Penny absolutely LOVED these treats! She says thank you, by the way!

Thanks for the recipe, now I can make them for her. I have a recipe for pizza treats that Penny loves, too. When I find it, I'll post it on our blog.