Monday, October 19, 2015

Dog Biscuits aka Cookies....

Yep...I said Dog Biscuits! When Ornery and his siblings were young, Mama D would make these fruit filled (mincemeat) cookies..The kids called them Dog Biscuits...The name stuck! Mama D made her own Mincemeat with Venison....delish! BUT, these cookies may be filled with several different fruit fillings. The Original recipe came from the 1950's Betty Crocker cookbook and Mama D filled hers with homemade mincemeat. MINE is filled with a combination of Pomegranate & Strawberry Jelly,  chopped Craisins & chopped pistachios. They are delicious! 
Mama D makes delicious Cookies! I learned from the BEST!
 Dog Biscuits (aka Cookies)
Author Betty Crocker for the cookies, Pine CreelStyle the fruit filling



  • 3/4 cup ...1/2 crisco shortening & 1/2 butter. softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  •  1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups od rolled oats, not instant
 Mix thoroughly and place half of the mixture on a greased and floured pan. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan to cover. It will be crumbly until pressed in the pan. **This recipe doubles nicely, I used a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan for the doubled recipe.

Add the fruit filling and then place the remains crust mixture on top and press lightly & completely over the top! **See the filling recipe & directions below.....

Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned. Cut the cookies into small squares while the cookies are still warm, then remove and let finish cooling. makes about 2 dozen.

Fruit Filling:
**Any fruit filling works, they're are several suggestions in the Betty Crocker picture cook book, page #193. Mama D used home made Venison MinceMeat for her filling.

Filling from PineCreekStyle:

  • 1/2 small jar of Pomegrante jelly
  • 1/2 small jar of strawberry jam, ( I used sugar free)
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped Craisins 
  • 1/4 cup of pistachio's, finely chopped
**Combine all ingredients together and blend. Heat in the microwave for 40 seconds or so. This will help allow you to spread the fruit filling across the top of the crust, thinly.
**This filling recipe doubles nicely!

Original recipe from my well used  Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book

Cover photo for the Cookbook...recipe on page 193.
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