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

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    1. re: Cherylptw

      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.

      1. re: queenscook

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

        1. re: coll

          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. 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. 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. 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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          1. re: 16crab

            Sure, I'm game. Thanks.