Never trust a skinny cook!

My potluck at work today went over beautifully! I thought about trying out some healthy recipes but healthy and potluck are very difficult things to do together. If you have any suggestions, please share!

Still, the recipes I tried turned out great and I’ll definitely be making all of them again! I’ll share them here! Click below for:

  • Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits (not for potluck, of course but great gifts!)
  • Bacon and Cheddar Dip
  • Paula Deen’s Hidden Mint Cookies

ENJOY!

Bacon Flavored Dog Biscuits

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons bacon fat, melted
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk, water, salt, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into 2 inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Bacon and Cheddar DipINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • Assorted crackers

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, onion and mayonnaise until smooth. Fold in bacon and 3 cups of cheddar cheese. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with crackers.

Note: I would seriously consider a) halving this recipe–it makes a lot and b) putting less cheese on top. A whole cup makes it almost unpleasantly greasy, whereas a 1/2 a cup or less would still achieve the same cheesy goodness! Also, next time I am going to try some garlic and cracked pepper with this one.


Paula Deen’s Hidden Mint CookiesINGREDIENTS:

  • 18-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, sliced 1/4-inch thin
  • 14-ounce package chocolate mint wafers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, or enough to cover top of cookies

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Slightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Place slices of sugar cookies on sheet, about 2 to 3 inches apart. Top each with a chocolate wafer. Cover wafer with another slice of cookie dough. Brush dough with a beaten egg. Press nuts into top of dough. Bake for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
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