Would your dog like some Beef Liver Cookies? I’m back in the kitchen today to do some winter baking! The cold weather gets me in the mood for some tasty, hearty, healthy treats!
My sisters bought me this cute winter apron for Christmas. They were thinking if I had a cute apron, I might bake more treats for them. It made me realize, I do have quite an extensive apron collection, but I guess as a chef it is a normal thing. One thing I’d like to mention to apron makers…I’m short! My aprons fit me well, except they are always so long!
Once I get all the ingredients together on my counter, I like to measure out the quantities I need so I can go to town on the mixing and baking.
The first step is to puree the beef liver into an almost fluid state. You can use a blender or food processor to do this.
As seen in this photo, the tongue will tell you when it is blended enough. Oh my, the goodness wafting from the blender is almost too much! Self control is a must when baking!
Once the liver is pureed, and you have added the egg and oatmeal, it’s time to transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Because liver is sticky, either lick out the entire inside of the blender, or put it in water to keep the liver paste from sticking when you are done with it.
Add in the flour slowly to make a nice dough. Roll the dough out to about 1/4″ thick. I chose bone cookie cutters to make my cookies but you can use any shape you like, or cut out bars with a knife. Put the cookies on a baking sheet, and bake.
After what seemed like weeks, the cookies were done. Waiting to taste them was like a torture. Luckily, in Minnesota it is cold outside. I put the cookies outside for about five minutes and they were cool enough to eat.
Since I made these for my sisters, I called them out for tasting. Each of them carefully sniffed out one cookie to try. The rule was one cookie per dog, not the entire plate of cookies! With the youngsters, I have to lay down some strict rules.
Both Bailie and Madison love them! The apron looks great, and my Beef Liver Cookies came out perfect! Why not bake a batch for your pup? You can download my recipe in PDF format right here. Enjoy!