By Clay Newcomb
As seen in the Jan/Feb 2015 Issue of Bear Hunting Magazine!
Bear oil or rendered bear fat can be used in substitute for any recipe calling for oil or Crisco. Bear oil has almost zero odor and ads no negative flavors, but is actually renowned for making baked goods light and fluffy. Liven the conversation around desert with some bear oil cookies this winter. Typically cookie recipes call for Crisco. Substituting oil will make the batter and finished cookies much more crumbly. The batter is best made into a ball shape. Be prepared for them to be light, flaky and quite crumbly. They will not melt down and flatten while cooking. However, the taste will be excellent.
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of bear oil (preferably a Boone and Crockett class bear)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cup of unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- Combine ingredients and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.