A couple of weeks ago fellow blogger, Puglet over at The Daily Puglet sent out a challenge for no-recipe dog cookie recipe submissions. He will compile all the submitted recipes into an online book for download. This should be available either April 1st or early the next week.
What is a no-recipe recipe you ask? Pretty well what it sound like. Rather than use a bunch of specific measurements, the no-recipe recipe should consist of -ishes measurements – a cup-ish of this, a handful of that. The second part of the challenge was to make cookies with ingredients that are on hand, with one special purchase to complete it if needed.
This recipe was created as an attempt to make some super good-for-you cookies actually be edible. In attempts to control my spring shedding, mum had bought me a bag of Zinpro Wild Salmon cookies that are loaded with Zinc. The only problem is the cookies offend my delicate puggy sensibilities. No way I’m eating them.
Enter Puglet’s challenge and the original cookies are given the opportunity to transform into something awesome.
Here are the ingredients involved:
The special item that was purchased was bacon. Of course, the humans decided to have the bacon for dinner, so it could actually be counted as food in the kitchen. Or maybe the humans are just taking advantage of an opportunity to eat My bacon.
Instructions for Beryles ‘o Bacon Cookies:
1/2 the bag of cookies, one egg, a couple heaping tablespoons of peanut butter and 3 slices of bacon went into the food processor. All of which was blended until crumbly. A dollop of bacon fat and blended in. Water was drizzled into the running processor until the concoction formed a slightly sticky dough – about 1/4-ish cup, maybe a bit less.
The dough was scooped by a teaspoon, rolled into balls and mashed down with a fork to form flattish cookies. They were then cooked at 350 for 15 minutes. The oven was turned off and the cookies were left in there for a couple more hours. This ensures all the moisture is removed from the cookies.
Verdict? Peanut butter and bacon make the world go ’round. These re-jigged cookies makes good-for-you taste sinful.