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Cookie-Dough flavored Puppy Chow?

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?

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  1. 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. 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

        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

          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. 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

            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: hotoynoodle

                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

                  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

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

            1. 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. 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. 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.