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Cookie-Dough flavored Puppy Chow?

GraceW May 5, 2012 11:47 PM

I need to make a gift for a friend.. who loves two things:
1) cookie dough
2) puppy chow

Any ideas how to make cookie-dough flavored puppy chow? I have seen cake batter puppy chow.. but she likes cookie dough best! Let me know your thoughts and ideas.

If puppy chow is too low-brow for you, then just don't comment. Just bi-pass the thread, but my friend loves it.. so I'm going to make it. At this point I am think about covering traditional puppy chow with one of those bag-mixes for chocolate chip cookies? Does that sound like it might work?

  1. sunshine842 May 5, 2012 11:54 PM

    No, I don't think it will -- you're going to end up with the rather unpleasant taste of raw flour -- and cookie batter has raw egg -- which would be a Very Bad Idea to use in a snack-mix recipe like this. (I'm not afraid of the salmonella in raw eggs -- but raw egg as a coating for something that's going to sit in a dish at room temperature is asking for trouble)

    There **might** be someone who sells cookie dough chunks that you could add in -- I couldn't find any, but I did see these: http://www.dylanscandybar.com/Chocola... which would be a good addition to the rest of the puppy chow.

    Your local bulk candy shop might have them, too.

    1. Rodzilla May 6, 2012 12:40 AM

      Try replacing the peanut butter with biscoff spread? it won't be like cookie dough, but it might be a pretty cool flavor.

      or add these like sunshine mentioned http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product....

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      1. re: Rodzilla
        sunshine842 May 6, 2012 02:44 AM

        and here's the manufacturer's site http://www.trtoppers.com/ -- there's a "where to buy" page on their site.

        (thanks, Rod - I couldn't find them, even after a half-dozen google pages!)

        1. re: sunshine842
          GraceW May 6, 2012 04:42 AM

          Thank you Rodzilla & Sunshine that is a great idea. For the record, I wasn't planning on adding the egg to the mixture (same as for the cake-batter version, you don't add the egg)--but I agree using Biscoff is probably a better idea and those cookie dough hunks.

      2. hotoynoodle May 6, 2012 03:58 AM

        i'm sorry, it's early for me. is this a treat for a human or a canine?

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        1. re: hotoynoodle
          nofunlatte May 6, 2012 04:11 AM

          It's a snack mix for humans.

          1. re: hotoynoodle
            sunshine842 May 6, 2012 04:14 AM

            think a very, very sweet Chex Mix. I don't care for it -- not because it's lowbrow, but because it's far too sweet for my taste.

            1. re: sunshine842
              hotoynoodle May 6, 2012 04:35 AM

              soooooo... not actual dog kibble?

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                GraceW May 6, 2012 04:40 AM

                Fortunately or unfortunately, it is definitely for humans. It is very sweet concoction that typically is very popular with teenaged (or younger) types with a gigantic sweet-tooth!

                1. re: hotoynoodle
                  sunshine842 May 6, 2012 04:56 AM

                  Here's the first recipe that pops up on my Google search -- there are a few variations, but you can see from the pic that it does indeed look like puppy kibble

                  http://www.momswhothink.com/easy-reci...

                  1. re: sunshine842
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                    rtms May 6, 2012 06:39 AM

                    thanks for the recipe...I'd never heard of puppy chow and was concerned that people ate puppy chow!

            2. Emme May 6, 2012 11:09 AM

              that was going to be my suggestion as well... i might consider doing the biscoff spread too instead of PB... here's my safe-to-eat cookie dough recipe

              85 g unsalted browned butter, still melted
              80 g brown sugar
              72 g granulated sugar
              1/4 tsp salt
              2 tbsp milk
              1 tsp vanilla
              80 g flour
              1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

              combine in that order essentially... let rest for 10 min. form balls and chill to set.

              1. GraceW May 11, 2012 05:53 PM

                I made puppy chow with Biscoff spread.. HOLY COOKIES. If you love cookies, you will love this. Before I let it sit, you could not taste the Biscoff at all. THEN IT SAT. Then it tasted like BISCOFF to the exponent of BISCOFF!

                Good thing it is for a gift. TOO GOOD. And I don't even like Biscoff much; it just is a whole other tasting Puppy Chow than usual. Enjoy if you like Biscoff!

                1. Antilope May 11, 2012 08:22 PM

                  Raw Cookie Dough that's safe

                  This raw cookie dough contains no eggs.

                  2 Cups all-purpose flour
                  1/2 tsp salt
                  3/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted
                  1 Cup packed brown sugar
                  1/2 Cup white sugar
                  1 Tbsp vanilla extract
                  4 Tbsp milk

                  Optional: Mix in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips,
                  peanuts, pecans, walnuts, raisins, crasins, etc.

                  Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and enjoy.

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