Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BAAAAAAACON!

My human felt kinda bad about letting me watch that Sarah lady shoot a reindeer on TV, so she decided not to wait until Christmas eve to make the Bacon cookies. I'm still a little afraid of accidentally getting shot, so I traded the stupid deer ears in for an even stupider Santa hat.

Soooo not a fan of the Santa hat.

In case you missed it, when I was talking about Pug Bars the other day Murphy's mom (hi Mary, I love you!) left a recipe for her special Bacon cookies in the comments. When I saw it had bacon bits *and* bacon grease in it, I begged my human to make me the cookies for Christmas.

Of course she totally said no. No to usi
ng the oven. No to following a recipe. And a great big fat NO to the bacon grease (especially the bacon grease). But then my human made the cookies from the make-your-own kit and it wasn't so bad. She didn't burn the house down and the cookies came out supertasty. So she agreed to try making cookies from a real, live recipe. And thanks to Mary & Murphy, the recipe she agreed to make has bacon in it.

I don't know what it's like at your house, but bacon is not a food group around here. It's kinda sad, but I ended up in a mostly-vegetable home. Which means I've eaten lots of carrots, but never a bacon. I don't exactly know what a bacon is, but just saying the word tastes good. Seriously. Say it: baaaaaaaa-con. Hmmm.

BAAAAACON!

My human was kinda freaked out by the bacon. The raw bacon. The cooking bacon. The grease of the bacon. The crackle and pop of smokin' hot bacon. She totally didn't feel the bacon love. But I totally did.

When the bacon was done cooking, it went in the bowl with a bunch of other stuff (like carob chips!). I wasn't allowed to help this time because last time I accidentally ate some stuff, so my human used her thumbs to make it all turn to cookies. She even made some tiny little cookies so we cook eat a whole bunch of them at once.

Best of all, the recipe made enough for two batches so we now have bacon cookies i
n the freezer, just waiting to be made. I haven't eaten this batch of cookies yet, but I already can't wait for the next batch.

Here's Mary's not-so-secret cookie recipe so you can get your human to make them for you too. If my human can do it, yours totally can so don't let them say no. I'm pretty sure they'd work for kitties too!


Murphy's K-9 Biscuits
{aka Bacon Cookies}

3 cups flour (any combo white, wheat, rye, cornmeal, or oatmeal)
(My human uses 1 1/2 white flour, 1 1/2 cornmeal)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup (congealed, solid) bacon grease!! or
(very dull tasting) Crisco
1 egg
1/2 cup liquid (beef or chicken broth, low sodium; thin gravy, milk.)
Real Bacon bacon bits, a handful or two, if you want. I certainly want, so does Murph.

Combine the flours and garlic powder. And maybe some bacon bits. Or carob chips, hmm, that might be cool. Add the BACON GREASE!! (or Crisco. Whatever.) Blend until crumbly. Add egg and liquid and mix. Form dough into balls and knead a bit. Add small drops of water if dough is not sticking together to form a ball. May be stored in frig one week at this point, or frozen up to 6 months.

Roll out 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutter. My human uses a teeny tiny heart shaped cutter and rolls the dough thin to make tiny cookies and more of them. (She says, always leave 'em wanting more. I think she means me and Murph wanting more bacon cookies.) Bake at 350 degrees 20 to 30 minutes, until edges start to look golden brown. How long it takes to cook depends on how thin you roll the dough, and how big the cookies are, so watch the first batch carefully so you know how long to bake them. Cool on wire rack nor newspapers on countertop, out of reach of drooling pooches.

Big cookies: 2 dozen.
Small cookies: maybe as many as 5 or 6 dozen. It just depends on how thin the dough, and how big the cookie cutter.

25 comments:

darwindapug said...

ooh! I can imagine bacon cookies tasting so good. I'll definitely try this with Darwin!

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
The Baaccoonn recipe will definitely be made in our house. Thanks to Murphy's mom for sharing.

Our mom made cookies last night for us *Santa Paw* cookies with oatmeal, pecans and dried apricots. We think your mom would like these, no animal products in the recipe.

Hey if your mom should ever decide to make bacon again, tell her to make it outside on the grill (in a pan), no snap crackle popping grease and no meat smell in the house, cept we really like the meat smell.
Ellie, Emmitt and Eli from San Antonio

Georzetta said...

Bacon is the only food group in my house but I never get any because it is covered with black pepper.

I'm looking forward to trying these cookies though.

Thanks. Annie Pug

Noodle said...

Thanks Pug and Murphy!! I'm gonna pass this recipe on to my grandmaw. She'll do anything for me. :)

Annabelle said...

Puglet, my brothers and I are big fans of bacon and these cookies look pawsitively delish! Can't wait to get my human to make them for us but my human said he didn't think garlic was very good for dogs, especially pugs? Are you sure about the garlic because we really want my human to make these cookies!

Annabelle

THE PUGLET said...

Annabelle ~

My human (the wanna be vet) says Garlic is OK in small amounts. It can cause anemia if you feed it a lot and shouldn't be given to little baby dogs or dogs that are sick, but the amount in the cookies is totally safe. If you're really worried, you can just leave it out. With all that bacony goodness, who needs garlic??

THE PUGLET said...

SA Pugs ~

Not sure how easy it'll be to get my human to make bacon again (she said something about these being Christmas-only cookies), but maybe the grill idea will convince her it's not so bad. She wasn't a fan of the lingering bacon aroma - but I was!!

THE PUGLET said...

Noodle ~

I bet your grandmaw would love to make the bacon cookies. They're like baking for real - with one of those rolly pins and everything!

Anonymous said...

Bacon is in a food group all by itself..and it ROCKS!
The SA Pugs

pepper the pugalier said...

:O

BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

oh puglet! you don't know the things i've done for bacon. i get in so much trouble but it's soooooo worth it. oh man, thank you a million times for this recipe. i'm going to do my best jimmy with doe eyes until mommy makes them.

The Mama Monster said...

I grew up on turkey bacon and had to make real bacon a few weeks ago and was terrified... I am pretty sure it was horrifying... Hot grease was flying everywhere!!!! So don't completely blame your mama!!!

I did make the pug bars for my babies the other day and took a bunch to a xmas party and they were a hit!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

~The Mama Monster

Laurie A Kirkpatrick said...

Bacony goodness......yum. I don't get much bacon (mom says it's one of those foods that smells better cooking than it actually tastes). My dad eats it, but mom usually just has a small bite. And we get a taste SOMETIMES, but not often enough.

We WILL be getting some of those delicious cookies, though. I'm going to make DARN sure mom makes us some - or else I'll embarrass her somehow in agility.

Gracie the agility pug

gini said...

Our human loves the Puglet and told us that she gets the best tips here! She's definitely making us the Bacon Cookies! I'm a foodie (Winston) and my friend is not (Tawny) but I am sure sharing these cookies with our cousins, Buster, Mia and Jackson will make our house a favorite this season! Thanks for sharing with our human! We get the benefits of it all!

Ollie said...

Half a cup of bacon grease?! That's a whole lot of frying going on! And don't you just love the way the whole house smells so bacony afterwards? The curtains, the rug, the sofa, your human-it permeates everything! Not only is it tasty, it's the best potpourri ever!

Kizzy said...

hey pug your so cute in the hat... my girl and her brother(humans) say they would love to try them

anyway have fun with the cookies
~kizzy

Sara in Oregon said...

Dear Puglet,
Yum, yum! I'm sure little Willie, my dog, will be absolutely orbing his way into eating these cookies. Thanks, Murphy!

Christy said...

oooh this is going to be Lexie's Christmas gift! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Dear Puglet,

I am a vegetarian... but just for you I am saying it: BAAAAACOOOOOONNNN! and I have to say it sounds good! Enjoy and keep up the good work with the deer ears. :)

XO

THE PUGLET said...

Oh yeah - everyone who can make bacon should totally make bacon. My human didn't get to the congealed part of the bacon (it grossed her out too much) so she just cooled it off and used it liquidy.

She didn't measure the grease, Ollie, but used about half of what a pound of bacon made. Bacon makes a lot of grease! Yummmmmm.

The house still smells like bacon. Hmmmmm.

Pugs2Luv said...

Our human has been very busy with something called finals and then that brontosaurus that your human had. So imagine our delight when she got on to the computer to check out the DP. If that was not enough to make a pugs day...a recipe for bacon cookies! This is the best Christmas present EVER! Thanks Pug, Murphy and especially thank you Mary for what could only be called Pug Bliss. As soon as our gets rid of that evil dinosaur she promises to make us bacon cookies. When she does we'll save some for you.
Luv, Zoey & Phoebe

Suki said...

Hi Pug,
You should get your human a chef hat & apron for Christmas.

My Mom cooks bacon in the oven on an aluminum lined cookie sheet (with sides, to hold in the grease). Set oven to 400 and bake till crispy, usually 20 minutes. Not as much mess & doesn't stink up the house as much.

You have counter super-powers. What is your secret? I'm to short, I would love to help my Mom cook.

Hugs,
Suki

THE PUGLET said...

Hey Zoey & Phoebe -

You picked a good day to come back! Supergood to hear from you again. Maybe it won't rain and PugSun will actually happen next month!

THE PUGLET said...

Oh Sukes,

Don't get too excited. I got banned from the counter after I accidentally ate stuff the last time we made cookies. I'm tall, but still floor-bound.

I think my human is hiding a secret kitchen past from me. She had all sorts of cookie-making tools. Hmmmmm. Why am I just seeing them now?? Totally not fair.

Thanks for the bacon tip. Maybe now my human will make it again.

Wilma said...

Baaaaaaacon!!! Yeah!!!!! Baaaaaaacooooooonnnnn!!!!

Mary said...

bacon bacon......bacon bacon....woohooo! Hope you love those cookies as much as me and Mr. Bear do! My mom is making our baaaaacon Christmas cookies today. I might even let that Santa dude have some. Well, maybe one of them.

xoxo
Murphy