I’m really behind on posting recipes. Thurston’s test kitchen has been extremely busy lately but blog posts seem to be left for last. I’ll make an attempt to get caught up without flooding you with recipes.
This is a kitchen favorite. Decadence of a different kind! What canine wouldn’t love the taste of bacon and cheese in one amazingly tasty cookies?! In case you’re wondering, in general, it’s a good idea to not give your dog pork products. However, there is so little pork in these that as an occasional treat it’s perfectly fine and safe. I’ve heard folks complain this recipe is just too fatty and while I admit that there is quite a lot of “bacon” in these I make sure to use low-fat cheddar cheese and the amount of bacon spread throughout the entire batch isn’t too bad. It’s entirely up to you what to feed your dog though!
- 2 c. Organic Spelt Flour
- 1/2 c. low-fat cheddar cheese
- 1/2 lb of bacon
- 1 Organic Brown Egg
- 1/2 c. Water OR Left over Bacon grease from cooking the bacon*
* I like to use the bacon grease that gets left over to make these treats extra special. If you want to cut the fat back use water instead.
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cook bacon until well done and crispy. Set aside on paper towel to cool. If you’re opting to use the bacon grease, put it in a container and set aside to cool. IMPORTANT: You want to cook your bacon ahead of time and set aside to cool before starting this recipe. All ingredients should be ready to go before you start.
3. Chopped bacon into extremely small bits.
4. Combine water (or grease), egg and cheddar cheese in mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly.
5. Add bacon and blend thoroughly.
6. Slowly add in spelt flour.
7. Put on floured surface and cut to desired shape or roll by hand and flatten on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Bake 20-25 minutes.
9. Turn off oven and let cookies sit for 1-2 hours.
10. Remove from oven and let sit on wire rack to cool.
11. Store in an air tight container in your fridge.
Cook bacon well ahead of time so it has time to cool and handle.
Give your bacon, and especially the grease, time to cool. You don't want hot bacon grease cooking your egg!
Chop bacon as fine as you can.
The dough smells great! I could imagine a bacon/cheddar breakfast biscuit for people!
Pigs!!! A natural choice for these treats.
Ready for baking!
Look at the bacon pieces in those! A favorite treat!