Pinterest-worthy Liver Biscuits

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Are you looking for a fun way to reward your pooch? We’ve got a new recipe in store for you today, and it’s filled with fun and yummy goodness. As per usual, I’ll probably blather on about the experience first, so if you want to get right to it, scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

Let me start by saying that, when it comes to the kitchen, I am a minimalist. The blender I’ve been using for years is one the I got for $2 at a Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store. That poor Oster finally gave up the ghost not too long after I tried to puree a massive deer liver in it. So, this week I decided it was time to get serious about my kitchen appliances. Well, not too serious, but “the cheapest stuff at Walmart” serious. I bought a brand new ($20) Oster blender and a shiny new (also $20) Black & Decker food processor. Is it okay to admit that I was like a little kid at Christmas when I opened those boxes once I got home? I was in dog-treat-making heaven.

cheese grater

I washed everything and set it up and promptly shredded a massive amount of carrots in the food processor. I only needed 1/2 cup but I think I ended up with about 5 cups – I couldn’t stop myself. Almost no effort was taken on my part to do a job that used to take me about 20 labor-intensive minutes. I’m the type of gal who has metal graters in her kitchen drawer. I have used my poor graters for so long, they are beat up, not very sharp, and my knuckles are scarred from all the little slips over the years. I think it’s time these relics retired. If you don’t have a food processor, go out and get one now. Seriously, get up and go. I’ll be here when you get back.

blended-liverSo, the food processor is “grate” for carrots and cheese and shredding things, but what about the really tough stuff? It was time for the true test – the liver. Liver has always been the most difficult ingredient to prepare whenever I make treats, so I wasn’t expecting much. Believe me when I say that I was totally amazed at how easily the food processor turned those slabs of meat into fluffy, bloody mousse. In about 45 seconds, I had a nice bowl of super smooth liver. It took me all of 3 minutes to prepare of the ingredients for my recipe. I was so excited by the time savings that I decided to go a little crazy with the recipe by adding a few touches.

The kids and I had a really fun time making these treats and the fur kids have had a lovely week eating them. Why am I calling them Pinterest-worthy? It’s certainly not because of my decorating skills. But, the colors are so bright and fun that just looking at pictures of these treats makes me happy. Please enjoy:

 

Pinterest-worthy Liver Biscuits Recipe

ingredientsIngredients

Biscuits

1 pound liver

1 large egg

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup almond flour

1 1/2 cup coconut flour – 1 cup for the dough and 1/2 cup for rolling

1/4 cup flax seed meal

Frosting

8 ounces goat’s milk cheese (soft)

food coloring

 


avacodo-oilPreheat the oven to 375˚

Grease a cookie sheet with the oil of your choice. I used Avocado oil this time.


mix-itPuree the liver and egg together then add the dry ingredients, mixing well.

*Pro Tip – The treats will taste better if a child with one sock does the mixing.


roll-doughDust your work surface with coconut flour and roll out the dough. The dough will be sticky. You will need to add flour to the entire surface of the dough until it is easy to work with, but not too dry. Roll dough to desired thickness.


cutting-treatsUsing your favorite cutter shape, cut out the biscuits. Rework remaining dough and cut again. Repeat as necessary.


on-trayPlace biscuits on prepared cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.


mixing-coloringWhile the biscuits are cooking, prepare the frosting. Divide the goat’s milk cheese into as many containers as you plan to have colors.


mixing-coloring2Add food coloring to the cheese and mix well.


frosting-bagsPlace each batch of frosting into a sandwich baggie to use as a piping bag. Snip off a small corner of each bag with scissors. If desired, use clips to hold the frosting in the corner of the bag.


brushOnce the treats have cooked, remove them from the oven to cool. Using a pastry brush, remove any access coconut flour from the biscuits.


treatsOnce cooled, decorate your treats as desired with the “frosting.”


catherine2Give the treats as a reward.


treats-mainStore the treats in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last about 1-2 weeks.


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