Yesterday we had BLTs for lunch (MMM!), and as I was cleaning up the kitchen afterwards, I remembered a couple of dog treat recipes I have saved but never tried. I recalled at least a few of them using bacon, so we held onto our bacon scraps and grease and started baking!
Alex was the one who helped me, and seeing as she's a vegetarian, she thought the whole process was sort of weird. She is okay with handling meat if she is giving it to the dogs - she agrees that dogs should eat meat as they are natural carnivores, so she thinks of it as "dog food" rather than "meat." I have to admit, I kind of had the chills dumping a bacon pack's worth of grease into my "cookie dough," but I assure you the dogs were quite alright with it :)
We called the dogs into the kitchen once the cookies were ready for sampling, and I think they could smell the bacon-y goodness that were in the cookies.
See Zeus sit.
See Zeus lay.
See Zeus eat!
Bacon Dog Biscuits
Yields 40 cookies
5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup milk
10 tablespoons vegetable oil or bacon fat
1 pinch onion or garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil to grease pan
1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Grease cookie sheets.
2. Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into two-inch balls.
3. Bake biscuits for 35 to 40 minutes. Let them cool, then store in an airtight container.