Our daughter, Catherine, is our guest blogger today with her images and recipe for Liver Cookie Doggie Treats. Sound tasty? Well, our dogs certainly think so!
Just about everything we cook is "lab tested." Those are the Lab testers pictured above.
Liver Cookies Dog Treats1 20 oz. container chicken livers
1 24 oz. bag brown rice flour
I'm using brown rice flour because we suspect one of the dogs is allergic to wheat. Rice flour costs more, but the consistency is perfect.
I have found using the liver when it's mostly frozen is key. I actually sometimes listen when Mom talks about baking bread, and one of the tricks to get a crunchy crust is throwing ice in the oven. I'd tried that, but when Mom was making frozen drinks for Erica one night, I thought, "Ah ha!", and started throwing ice in the food processor with the liver. This will do if the liver isn't frozen, but sometimes the liver "juice" seeps out of the top of the food processor in the fury of grinding up the ice. Now Mom keeps a separate food processor for the dogs and one for the people. /shrug
I poured the batter over the two cookie sheets, removed the knives, then spread the batter out close to the edge of the parchment paper. Not too close, these are Mom's cookie sheets. Christmas present to her from me. Ok, so maybe I mostly use them. Who knew?
Penny and I are doing well at shows, she's a great dog. I tell people it's not because I'm a good trainer, but because I'm a good baker!