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!
Sparkle the PBGV says
Oh My Dog…they look so yummy! I will have to discuss this with the mom. XOXO, Sparkle
The entire batch just disappeared within a couple days…bummer!
Oh I bet that they both liked your fabulous cookies… can you come to my crib please to make some cookies for me? that would be great….
I would love to bake for all dogs because I always get to taste what I bake!
Christmas the Dachshund says
I’ll check the recipe out!
Real easy, the humans just have to overcome the liver part.
Ellen Shedlarz says
I have a feeling that plate will be empty very soon.
It only lasted a couple days!
You are an amazing Chef and the crew looks thrilled!
They were awesome, but they didn’t last long! Cat bro Bert found them tasty too!
Two French Bulldogs says
You crack us up with those kitchen pictures. You look like a kid BOL
Lily & Edward
A kid? I’m a famous Canine Chef…Chef Emma 😉
Jan K says
So your sisters’ plan worked then! They looked quite pleased with those cookies! One thing I’ve never tried is making homemade treats with fresh meat. It’s definitely something I need to do, and winter is the perfect time for baking.
I’ve used bacon before, but never liver. Mom said it is disgusting, but for us she let me bake with it!
M. K. Clinton says
Mom makes us liver cookies but not nearly often enough. I will slide this recipe to her for a not-so subtle hint ♥
You guys would love these. Liver is so tasty!
Oh my Emma, those look delicious!! We can’t wait until you come out with your first cookbook!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Maybe some day 🙂
LB Johnson says
Abby the Lab would be jumping 3 feet off the floor if she was me put a beef liver in the blender. That looks like a nutritious and tasty treat!
As I said, a good chef needs a lot of self control!
Karen Meldrum says
one word: YUM!
Chablis and Elbe
You guys are exactly right!
Cathy Armato says
I can never get enough of Emma’s baking photos! They’re just the best, they’re so creative & she’s such a perfect model, posing however you need her to. These beef liver cookies look amazing, my dogs would go nuts over these! Thanks for sharing.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Thank you. I just love to bake! It’s a great self rewarding behavior for a dog!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
cute apron and what nummy looking and sounding cookies
Thank you! They did not last long because they were so tasty!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Oh gosh, Emma. I’m definitely having mom make these for me and my sister. Although I doubt we will be as disciplined as your sisters were. BOL
Sometimes we have to be disciplined, but then we eat those cookies up like ordinary animals!
I like the sound of those. It seems like it was a good idea to give you a new apron!
I love my apron collection. I have one for almost every baking occasion!
Mini Husky Lovers says
I think that your adorable dogs loves the whole thing. Although cookies for dogs are a must tasty snack.
Annie Anderson says
Wowww these look darn deliciouss! I have to show mom this right away when she returns home woohoo. She will not refuse won’t she ? 🙁
The only problem is they won’t last long because they are so tasty!
This is so cute…. <3 lovely post. I might try this recipe for my cats 😀
Thank you. Our cat eats them too.