Close to ten years ago we got a new dog and named her Caper. How clever! in the food business having a pet with a food name! Little did we know this dog decided to use the other definition of the word : oh! yes! she is playful, loves to frolic, leap, hop and is very fond of escapades and pranks! What can I say, we love her! and like most pet owners we treat her like a member of the family.
For the past two years we have been getting our beef from an organic farm in Shelburne and when Sally ( the owner) offered me the liver along with a “doggie biscuit” recipe I could not turn it down. Especially when she mentioned that her dogs were at their most obedient when she had those biscuits in her pocket. She was right, whenever I have these treats on hand Caper behaves as if she just got out of finishing school. So for you pet owners/lovers here is the recipe.
DOG LIVER COOKIES
- 1 pound liver
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
In the bowl of a food processor mix chop the liver along with the egg. Add flour, cornmeal and garlic powder if using and process until it comes together. Drop into a bowl and mix again to totally incorporate the ingredients. The mixture will be a bit like a cake batter.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper and drop the batter by spoonfuls about one inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. This recipe makes about 2 to 3 dozens cookies depending on your spoonfull. Keep them in the fridge or better, freeze and microwave when ready to give. Caper likes them frozen as well.
NOTE: Sally’s note on my recipe card says: “Dog will do whatever you want- even come- guaranteed.” I love it! By the way the house will smell a bit like liver while you are baking the cookies. I boil a stick of cinnamon in water afterwards to get rid of the lingering smell.
From my kitchen to yours!