Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lilly's Choice Biscuits

Ten years ago, Lilly was the celebrity judge for a dog biscuit baking contest at a local animal shelter's fundraising fair.

Mel was disqualified for being insufficiently discriminating in her "food" choices. But she did a dandy demonstration of opening dog-proof containers.

This was the winning recipe, and I've never found a dog who disagreed with Lilly about it.

I usually make a double batch of these, and will cook some up tonight. I got a lot of shredded cheese very cheap -- the local stores are pricing them as loss leaders this week.

Lilly's Choice Biscuits


1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
1/3 cup butter or margerine
1 cup boiling water

3/4 cup corn meal
1 tablespoon sugar
1-2 teaspoons bouillon (I use the paste-type soup base)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup (4 oz by weight) shredded cheddar
1/2 cup milk
1 beaten egg

2-3 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour

Pre-heat oven to 325
Grease cookie sheets

In large bowl combine
boiling water

Set aside for ten minutes while the oats swell up.

Mix in well

Add flour one cup at a time, mixing each cup in well. This will form a stiff dough. Continue adding flour while kneading in to dough ball on a floured surface until dough is smooth and no longer sticky -- about 3-4 minutes of kneading. Roll dough* to 1/2" thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters.

Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 35-45 minutes -- until golden brown. Smack Professor Chaos' hand with spatula as he steals them. (These are delicious, but once cooled, a bit hard for human teeth). Cool completely before storing.

* I use a pastry cloth and stockinette roller cover for all my pastry rolling needs now. Has made life much easier.


  1. Please explain what they are/how to use pastry cloth and stockinette rolling cover. My rolling pin always has weevils on it and if I don't inspect prior to rolling out dough, I end up with weevils pressed in to the cookies.

  2. Shirley --

    I only found out about these a few months ago -- read it in an older cookbook, and Hey! Look what Og do!

    I found mine cheap at Ollie's, which is one of those stores where everything fell off the back of a truck and you never know what you'll find there. I bought two sets they were so cheap.

    I wrap the pastry cloth around my biggest cutting board to anchor it. A little bit of flour on the cloth and the pin cover and the dough never sticks and cooperates beautifully.

    I've been making a lot of pie crust (mostly for quiche and turkey pie) now that I have them. Plan to start messing with more esoteric pastry soon. These tools rock.

    Please do not send any cookies.

  3. TY.

    P.S. I'm having a special on weevil print treats this month so let me know if you change your mind.

  4. Chickens love weevil treats!

  5. I made this recipe this afternoon. It was a hit! Now if I could just get Lucy to CHEW before swallowing! Thanks. It goes into the permanent file!



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