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Author Notes: ROAD TRIP! (maybe on our way to a picnic) sparks yelps, spins and yodeling of pure joy from Floozy, our Portuguese Water Dog when we take to the road.She's a well mannered traveler who has graced the best hotels, including The Peninsula in Beverly Hills, The San Isidro Ranch in Montecito and the Town House Motel in Winnemucca, NV. She's also enjoyed sleeping in the back seat parked in hotel lots of establishments who refuse service to a canine of her stature(plus no shedding). She deserves the best and this dog treat has it all with the best of ingredients. Also tastes great with a dab of cream cheese and apricot jam(for me). - dymnyno
Makes 1 1/2 dozen 3 inch cookies
- 12 ounces bacon
- 8 ounces chicken livers
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup AP flour
- 1 (+) cups buckwheat flour
- 1 egg
- Fry the bacon until very crisp. Drain on paper towels. Mince into very fine bits.
- Cook the chicken livers in the bacon grease .
- Into a large bowl food processor add the chicken livers, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 egg, cornmeal, AP flour and 1 cup buckwheat flour and process until completely blended.
- Remove from processor and knead in most of the bacon bits, reserving some to press into the cookies for topping.
- Rest the dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle some buckwheat flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of about3/8 inch and using a bone shaped 3 inch cookie cutter cut out as many cookies and place them on parchment or silpat on a baking sheet.
- Press the reserved bacon bits on one side of the bones .
- Make a glaze of 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 tablespoon soy sauce and lightly brush the tops of the bones.
- Bake in a 225 oven for about an hour . Cool and they are ready to be stored in a airtight(and dogproof) tin or other container.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Picnic Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Road Trip Snack