Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats with The Finer Cookie

Homemade Dog Treats with the Finer Cookie

I’ve known Kim personally for a few months now and I’m always impressed with the content she produces for her blog, The Finer Cookie. While most of Kim’s recipes are meant for humans, her latest project is for dogs. If homemade dog treats sound like your cup of tea, give the recipe a shot! Looking for more images to help and some bonus content? Check out The Finer Cookie’s post and get baking!


(Makes about 50 treats)

1 lb or 16 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch wide pieces
1 lb. liver or other organ meat, cut in to ½-inch pieces
¾ cup fine cornmeal
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock or whatever stock you have on hand.
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoons egg whites

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  • Add the bacon to the hot sauté pan and cook for about 10 minutes, until the fat is rendered and it’s a rich golden brown.

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  • Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Pour off most of the bacon fat and add the liver/organ meat to the same pan as the bacon.
  • Sauté, turning the liver and pressing it slightly with the back of a spoon until it’s broken down into a paste. (If you’re using other organ meat that doesn’t break down like liver, cook the bits well) and remove from the heat.
  • Place the bacon in a food processor and pulse to grind it.
  • Add the chicken livers or organ meat to the bacon and process to combine.
  • Add the cornmeal and process until you have a coarse mixture.

Bacon, liver and cornmeal

  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Turn the mixer on low, slowly add the flour, and mix to combine.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken stock and mix until the dough begins to gather around the paddle and feels moist to the touch. Press the dough between your fingers. The dough should feel moist enough to hold together, but not gummy. The dough will feel smooth and a little elastic, but should roll easily without sticking.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and knead it just enough to combine.
  • Roll out the dough to about ⅜ inch thick.

Dog paw cookie cutter

  • Arrange them on the prepared sheet pans. Keep in mind that the cookies will not spread in the oven so add more than usual without crowding. Crowding will interfere with baking.
  • Knead the trimmings together, roll out again, and cut out as many treats as possible.
  • The Dog Treats are ready for the oven

The Dog Treats are ready for the oven

  • Bake until the treats are completely dry, about 3 hours (1-½ hours in a convection oven). Remove from the oven and lower the temperature to 200 degrees.


  • Brush the glaze over warm treats just out of the oven.
  • Return the pans to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the glaze has set.


  • Place the pans on a cooling rack and cool for 5-10 minutes, then transfer the treats to the rack to cool completely.
  • The treats can be stored in a covered container for up to 1 month.


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Alec Schwinghamer

Alec Schwinghamer

I love dogs as much as they love squirrels

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    Hey DogSync! Thanks so much for featuring The Finer Cookie’s Homemade Dog Treat recipe. Appreciate it. Love your blog.