Tasty Liver Cookies for your Dog

Black Lab at Alcala Pet CareYou know it is Thanksgiving time when the smell of these liver cookies fills the air at Alcala. We’ve been making batches of these goodies for our guests for many years. In fact, we originally published this recipe on our Alcala Pet Care web site 10 years ago.

Dogs absolutely love this recipe. What’s not to enjoy, you’ve got liver and garlic? You can vary the recipe by adding an egg, fresh garlic, different types of flour, etc. Feel free to play with the recipe. Your dog will love anything with that much liver.

  • 1 pound of raw liver
  • 1 cup flour—- (whole wheat works well)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Liquefy liver in blender, do not use a hand-held blender stick. I made that mistake and burned out the motor. Add dry ingredients to the liver. Grease cookie sheet. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto cookie sheet and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in water and cornmeal.  Alternatively, you can spread the liver mixture over an entire cookie pan and cut them into cubes after the sheet has cooled.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. This makes a huge batch.

The aroma is better for the dogs than company, so don’t cook them the day of a big party. You’ll want to keep the finished cookies in the refrigerator.

These are also great for training your dog. Dog shows are filled with people carrying liver treats in their coat pockets.