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ISO cookie that looks like dog biscuits

queenscook Feb 17, 2010 09:07 AM

I need a recipe for a cookie that looks like dog biscuits for a themed gift basket. Just to make it clear . . . these are for humans, but will be cut with a cookie cutter that looks like a doggy bone. Can anyone help? (I found one recipe online, but ideally I'd love an answer from someone who has actually baked the recipe.)

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  1. Cherylptw RE: queenscook Feb 17, 2010 03:05 PM

    Why can't you just use a chocolate cookie recipe or similar and just use the bone shaped cutter?

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      queenscook RE: Cherylptw Feb 17, 2010 04:24 PM

      I was asking for advice from anyone who had done something similar. I almost never make cookies that get rolled and cut, and am looking for a recipe with a texture and coloring similar to dog biscuits. There are many recipes I COULD use (a standard sugar cookie, for instance, of course), but I was hoping someone had more experience with this, and that I might be able to benefit from that.

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        coll RE: queenscook Feb 18, 2010 01:49 AM

        Never did it but I'm thinking gingerbread dough would look about right.

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          kattyeyes RE: coll Feb 18, 2010 04:42 AM

          I HAVE done it and gingerbread is perfect. I used to make cookies that looked like "people cookies" for my dog and dog bone-shaped cookies for people 'cause I'm twisted like that. Have fun, queenscook.

    2. greygarious RE: queenscook Feb 18, 2010 06:59 AM

      If gingerbread doesn't appeal to you, you could approximate the color and coarser texture of dog biscuits by subbing some peanut butter and oatmeal into a sugar cookie dough but you would have to play around with the measurements to be able to roll the dough. Maybe just use a rolled dough recipe and swap brown sugar for white.

      1. jeniyo RE: queenscook Feb 18, 2010 10:36 AM

        i was going to do the same thing! cookie cutters were on sale at my local Surlatable and i got a dog bone one. I wanted to make a roll out shortbread cookie and add some espresso powder to them. peanut butter, brown sugar, molasses, ww pastry flour and grated chocolate come to mind.. =)

        it's great to know i'm not the only twisted one!!!

        1. 16crab RE: queenscook Feb 18, 2010 03:12 PM

          We had a dog-themed 1st birthday party for my son and I made some cheddar (and I think cayenne?) crackers in the shape of dog biscuits. Not cookies, I know, but the appearance and texture were perfect. The in-laws thought they were real dog biscuits and were appalled that they were out with the apps....heh, heh just the effect I was going for. If you want the recipe for those I can dig it out.

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            queenscook RE: 16crab Feb 18, 2010 11:18 PM

            Sure, I'm game. Thanks.

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