Easy Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs
It's not just us who enjoy a treat or two at this time of year - your dog will also love these festive gingerbread biscuits.
We've eliminated the sugar and intensified the ginger flavor to make your ginger dog treats more enjoyable.
I tried this recipe on my two dogs, Ruby and Callie. It definitely passed the test! They both loved these dog friendly biscuits. It’s perfect for ginger dog treats recipe and a great idea for Christmas.
These gingerbread biscuits should be given to your dog in small quantities as part of a healthy diet as a tasty reward. It should only be given to dogs and puppies over the age of six months. Check with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about giving your dog a home cooked treat.
- Treats like this should be included as part of your dog's daily food allowance, so other meals should be adjusted accordingly.
- Swaps for ingredients - If you need to substitute or add anything to this recipe, please refer to our listings of dog-friendly foods and foods toxic to dogs.
Is it Safe for Dogs to Eat Gingerbread Cookies?
Is gingerbread cookies safe for dogs? A small piece of gingerbread cookie may not cause problems, but a large amount can cause your pet to become ill.
How to Store Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs?
You can keep the gingerbread dough in the refrigerator for several weeks or in the freezer for up to six months.
📋 Ingredient Notes for Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs
Whole Wheat Flour - Whole Wheat Flour is not only safe for dogs, but can help with ear infections and skin allergies.
Egg - an egg simply helps to bind the ingredients.
Molasses - Blackstrap molasses as an excellent ingredient in homemade dog treats. Blackstrap has high manganese content, which is an antioxidant that helps strengthen bones. It's also full of iron, copper, and other minerals that are good for you (and your dog).
Ground Ginger - Ground ginger in small amounts. Ginger is safe for your dog to eat. It contains many antioxidants that can help dogs with motion sickness, blood circulation problems, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, and bloat. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and can also help dogs with arthritis.
📖 How to Make Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs
(Full Recipe Below)
Step 1: Combine the egg, ginger, and molasses with a blender until well blended. Next, add flour and blend again. Last, add water and blend until it forms a ball of dough.
Step 2: Place your dough ball onto the counter or mat.
Step 3: Roll dough out until it is about ¼ inch thick.
Step 4: Use cookie cutters of choice to cut the cookies out of the dough.
Step 5: Place cookies on a nonstick cookie sheet or baking mat.
Step 6: Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are a golden brown color.
Printable Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs Recipe
- ¼ cup Water
- 2 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
- ⅓ cup Molasses
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine your egg, ginger, and molasses to a food processor or blender and blend well. Next add flour, blend again. Lastly, add water and blend until it forms a ball of dough.
- Place your dough ball onto counter or mat.
- Using a rolling pin - roll dough out until it is about ¼ inch thick.
- Use your cute gingerbread men cookie cutters to cut the cookies out of the dough.
- Place cookies on a nonstick cookie sheet or Silpat baking mat. Make sure they do not touch.
- Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are a golden brown color.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
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