I can't believe that the Christmas TV specials have already aired. Well, it certainly caused me to think about Christmas preparations. I like to visit neighbors and friends and bring cookies- but not for the people- I bring cookies for the dogs! Although I LOVE to eat cookies myself, most of us eat too much at the holidays, so making cookies for the dogs was a perfect way for me to keep the holiday spirit (and tradition of baking), without the added calories.
I have have collected a few different size bone shaped cookie cutters. I love to make dog cookies.
Thanks Bernadette- here is the recipe:
This was published in the 1986 (yes- that is the right date) AKC Gazette. I have been making these cookies for over 20 years!
Oatmeal-Wheat Germ Biscuits:
3 cups whole wheat or rye flour
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup regular wheat germ
6 tablespoons melted bacon drippings or margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup water
a) mix the dry ingredients together. Add remaining ingredients and blend until well mixed. Dough will be stiff.
b) chill for 1/2 hour. Take rounded teaspoons of dough and roll into balls
c) flatten and place on lightly greased cookie sheet
d) bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
We use bacon drippings. I keep a ceramic crock in my fridge just for the drippings to make these cookies. I take out 6 table spoons and put them in a ceramic bowl and heat that in the microwave to melt the drippings. If you do this- be VERY careful as the bowl gets VERY hot and hot grease can burn if it splashes on your skin, so use a hot mitt to get the hot bowl out of the microwave.