Time to get busy baking Valentines cookies for dogs! Nothing says love to a dog like bacon, which is why I created this magnificent recipe for Hearts of Bacon cookies. Humans will love the simplicity, and your furry friend will find the taste to drool for.Hearts of Bacon cookies can be made in a short amount of time, and they are quite festive to look at as well. Because my recipe calls for bacon fat, your human can have the bacon, and use the fat for the dog cookies. I would say it’s a win/win situation!
At first glance of the ingredients, you might think these cookies can’t taste good, but trust me, they are scrumptious! This is all you need to make these cookies:
- whole wheat or ground oat flour
- an egg
- warm water
- melted bacon fat
Once everything is mixed together, toss the dough out onto a floured surface, and start kneading the dough with your paws. Keep on kneading for two to three minutes until the dough forms a nice ball. This is the hardest part of making these cookies! Cats love to knead with their paws. Perhaps if you have a cat, let them do this hard work for you.
Next up, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Gather your favorite Valentine cookie cutters, and start cutting out the festive cookies.
Once your baking sheet is full, it is time to pop the cookies into the oven. The number of cookies you will get, depends on the size of your cookie cutters. I would estimate two to three dozen cookies on average.
While the cookies are baking, you can start mixing up your frosting. Once again, I have just a few ingredients:
- rice or brown rice flour
- all natural food coloring
Being winter in Minnesota, I put my cookies out on the deck to cool as soon as they came out of the oven. They went from 350 degrees to almost frozen in about three minutes! While I was preparing the frosting, I could smell the bacon, and it was making me really hungry!
After the cookies cool off, it’s frosting time. I left some “as is” because I think the flour dusted cookies among the pink ones make a nice looking combination. If you are looking for a recipe for Valentines cookies for dogs, you have found the right one. Download my Hearts of Bacon recipe, and whip up a batch for your dog this Valentine’s Day! Happy Baking, Love, Chef Emma