Olivia is bakin’ Bacon Christmas Cookies for Dogs today! Since she doesn’t know much about baking yet, Ginger is kind enough to step in and help her out. Emma first invited Ginger into her kitchen to help her with Christmas cookies two years ago. We all know Emma was a fantastic chef, so we figure Ginger can give Olivia some good pointers.
Since Olivia is just learning, she chose a simple recipe. Emma had a fancy Christmas apron, but Mom couldn’t let Olivia wear it – it is still too soon. Luckily, we have a snowman apron for her. It would be a shame to get her furs full of cookie mess while baking. Olivia was quite interested in the cookie cutters. She chose a squirrel, moose head, angle, Santa face, Christmas tree, star, gingerbread person, bell, and a car transporting a tree.
The ingredients are things most folks have in their kitchens already. You will need flour, white and wheat, powdered milk, water, and egg, and bacon grease. Our mom always fries up a bunch of bacon at once and freezes it. She takes all the grease and stores it in the fridge for occasions like this one.
Ginger helped mix up the dough, and then roll it all out. Olivia had a lot of trouble not just diving in and eating all the dough. She is a serious food hound!
With such huge paws, stamping the cookie cutters into the dough was a cinch for Olivia! She seemed to really enjoy the cutting out the cookies part of baking.
After quite a mess with the flour, and a lot of time, the cookies were all on the baking sheet and ready to go into the oven. They sure do look good, don’t they?
These Bacon Christmas Cookies for Dogs are supposed to be crunchy, so we had to wait a whole hour for them to bake, and then they had to cool off. Luckily it is cold outside, so we put them out in the fresh air for about five minutes, and they were perfect for eating! Ginger didn’t care to try any, but she offered to serve them up to us.
Olivia is still in her adolescent thievery stage, so she stole one first right off the counter. Naughty puppy! I guess if they are good enough to steal, they must be pretty tasty! She wouldn’t let Mom take a photo of her eating it, though. If you want to make some of these yums for your own pup, you can grab our recipe and give them a try!