Although we feed Pocket a raw diet, i do deviate from the program with a batch of cookies for training occasionally. These cookies are grain free and should be suitable for most dogs with allergies.
When i say these are her favorite cookies, i am NOT exaggerating. When she hears the rustle of the cookie bag in the freezer she about has a conniption fit. And once we’re out on a walk? If she has knowledge of cookies in the pocket, you have never seen such a devoted and attentive Pocket. Also deviating from the purists who insist a raw diet should consist of meaty bones and ONLY meat/organs/bones – i add some veggies to these cookies. I’m sorry, but Pocket loves veggies so i give them to her. She also knows how to pick her own blackberries now, so there’s no stopping this little omnivore from being true to herself. PS, this recipe is not totally specific…. play with it until you find a mixture that works for you. Generally if you add enough to get a slurry mixture that’s not too wet, i’ll bake out right. Use measurements that will fit in your food processor with room to process.
Pocket’s Liver ‘n Fish Cookies
- Liver. I used 1/2 a lamb liver. You could use 1/4 a beef liver or a bunch of chicken livers. Probably a cup or two.
- Whole fish, with heads. I used smelt.
- 1/4 cup microwaved yam
- 1/4 cup chopped zucchini
- T nutritional yeast
- t garlic powder
- a few tablespoons oats if the mixture is too wet
Chop all ingredients into chunks and toss into your food processor. Preheat oven to 350. Blend until all ingredients are well slurried. Grease a cookie sheet well with coconut oil and pour the mixture out onto pan. Smoosh out smooth so that the pan is filled with an even layer of cookie. Bake 15 minutes. Remove and use a pizza cutter to score a grid of lines. Put back in oven and bake until cookies are cooked through. The cookies on the edges will be brown and the ones in the middle shouldn’t seem soupy. Re-score the lines and let cool completely in the pan. (Don’t lick the spoon. You will not be happy about it.)
Thanks to the kitchen helper for doing the dishes.
Do you make your doggie’s treats or buy from the store? Either way, please avoid using wheat or buying cookies with grains in them: pups are not designed to process grain and what/corn/soy are the cause of many common dog-allergies. Baroooon Appetite!