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Biscuits and Cookies

Diet Cookies
Liver Cookies
Liver Oatmeal Cookies
Meat Juice Cookies
Oatmeal Bacon Cookies
Non-Allergic Biscuits
Rufus's Cookies
Soft CookiesThree
Three Grain Biscuits

Diet Cookies
3 1/2 oz Jar liver or beef baby food
1/3 cup Wheat germ
2/3 cup Non-fat dry milk

Mix baby food, wheat germ and dry milk. Add a little water if too thick.

Drop by the tablespoon-full onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 12-15 minutes. Let cool before giving to your dog. Refrigerate in a closed container. The reader said that several veterinarians whom she knew had approved these cookies as a treat for her "fat" dog. This recipe originally appeared in a Los Angeles evening paper in the 1950's and was credited to "Alice."

Liver Cookies
1 pound liver (chicken or calves) or baby food equivalent
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix liver, egg and garlic powder in food processor or blender until smooth. Stir in flour a little at a time until you have a thick but pourable batter. Spread into greased 8 inch by 8-inch pan. Back until dry, approx. 30 minutes. Cut into small squares. Freeze and use as needed. No thawing required.

Liver Oatmeal Cookies
12-16 oz. raw liver
1 1/2 lbs. white flour
8 oz. Quaker Oats
3 bouillon cubes, (meat or chicken flavored)
Approx. 1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 3 tins (cookie sheets?). Chop the liver finely, or put briefly in a blender. Mix flour and oats, crumble in the bouillon cubes, and add eggs and the chopped liver. Add enough water to make a firm but slightly sticky dough. Spread evenly on the tins, about 1/2" thick. Dip a small dog-biscuit cutter in flour before cutting out each portion. Bake 1 hour. Can be kept for about 2 weeks.

Meat Juice Cookies
3/4 cup hot meat juices
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 t. salt 2 T. sugar
1 egg beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour

Mix meat juice and margarine together; add milk, salt, sugar, and egg. Add flour half at a time. Roll or pat to 1/2 in thick cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 50 min. Allow cooling and drying until hard.

Oatmeal Bacon Cookies
1 3/4 cups Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1/2 cup Cornmeal
1/4 cup Liver powder (available at Health food stores)
2 tbs. Brewer's yeast powder
1/4 cup Bone meal powder
3 tbs. Powdered milk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbs. Wheat germ oil (you may substitute bacon drippings or vegetable oil)
1/2 cup Water

Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large bowl or in the food processor, combine the flour, oatmeal, cornmeal, liver powder, brewer's yeast, bone meal, and powdered milk. Stir in the eggs, oil, and water and mix thoroughly. The dough will be very stiff and dry. Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth. Roll or pat it into a rectangle 1/4 to 1/2" thick. Cut into bone-shaped biscuits with a small knife, or use a bone-shaped cookie cutter. Re-roll the leftover scraps of dough and cut into shapes until all the dough is used. Place on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes until brown and dried through. Cool on a rack. Yield: About 12 large bones or 24 small ones.

Non-allergic Biscuits
2 cups of rice flour
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
2 tablespoons Canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsulphured molasses
1 jar lamb baby food (2-3 oz size)
1/3 - 1/2 cup skim milk (or Lactaid)

Mix above until dough is crumbly (add a little more milk if needed, not too much). Press out with hands to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use dog biscuit cookie cutter or form into small biscuits and press flatly. Place on lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn oven off after cooking time but leave in oven for 2 hours to desired hardness. Oven temps vary so check cookies after 20 minutes.

Rufus's Cookies
3/4 cup Wheat germ
3/4 cup Powdered milk
1 Egg
1 Jar baby meat, preferably Liver or beef
1/2 Jar of water

Mix well and drop on a cookie sheet. The cookies should be the size of a quarter. Bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Or microwave on HIGH for 7-12 minutes. Refrigerate.

Tester's note: Nice crunchy texture (perfect for burying in sofa cushions)

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup honey
2 eggs
3 3/4 cups white flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix vegetable oil, shortening and honey together until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture.

Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray. Press the balls down with a fork twice going in 2 different directions or press with your favorite stamp. Bake 8 minutes at 400. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack. Yield: 36 pieces

Soft Cookies
3 (2 1/2 oz. each) jars of baby food; either beef or chicken
1/4 cup Dry milk powder
1/4 cup Wheat germ (cream of wheat can be substituted for wheat germ)

Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350F. oven for 15 minutes until brown. Cool on wire racks and store in refrigerator. Also freezes well.

Variation: substitute cream of wheat for wheat germ and then use tablespoon to make cookie sized drops on plate. Microwave for 4 minutes on Medium-High. Suggest keeping an eye on them in microwave and perhaps start out for only 3 1/2 minutes. They do come out soft. Also suggested using Beef/Vegetable Dinner Baby Dinner instead of Beef or Chicken.

Tester's note: Definitely something to howl about! Cookies are soft and chewy (good for older pets who have lost a few teeth). And they can be whipped up in no time.

Three Grain Biscuits
3 cups Whole-wheat flour
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup Rice flour
1 cup Chicken stock
1 cup Whole milk
1 ea. Whole egg
1 ea. Egg yolk
2 oz Melted butter

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients. Stir liquid into dry ingredients. Knead dough until stiff. Roll out 1/2" thick and cut into bone shapes. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes. Cool before serving. Makes 24-30.

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