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The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Stop the press! Yes, I can announce, I’ve found the best gingerbread dog treat recipe of all time. And wouldn’t you know it’s just in time for Christmas in July! Nothing says Happy Holidays like an easy Christmas dog treat recipe! So if you and your pooch are feeling festive here’s how you make your own yummy Gingerbread Dog Biscuits…

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YOU’LL NEED

1 and 1/4 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Honey
3 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Fresh Ginger

2 Large Bowls
Mixing and measuring utensils
Rolling Pin
Gingerbread Cookie Cutter

TO MAKE

1. Get two large bowls. In one bowl combine the water, olive oil, molasses and honey. In the second bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves and finely chopped ginger.
2. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until all are combined.
3. Divide the dough into two, wrap and refrigerate for minimum 3.5 hours.
4. Once chilled, remove dough from fridge and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness (less than a centimetre).
5. Pre-heat oven to 180 C (350 F).
6. Use your Gingerbread Cookie Cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place on baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe | Pretty Fluffy | The best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe of all time. Super easy to make, healthy, dog-safe ingredients and 100% tasty! Grab the FREE recipe here.

The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe | Pretty Fluffy | The best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe of all time. Super easy to make, healthy, dog-safe ingredients and 100% tasty! Grab the FREE recipe here.

HANDY HINTS!

* Makes around 20 Large Treats.
* I actually found leaving 1/2 Cup of the Water aside made it easier to mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Then as they combined to form a dough, I added the remaining water to ensure the mixture didn’t become too wet and sticky.
* The dough needs to be chilled for a minimum 3.5 hours but can be chilled up to 5 hours.
* Once the biscuits are cooled you can decorate with drizzled carob or yoghurt drops if desired. I rolled the off-cuts into little buttons for the Gingerbread men!

** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.

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22 responses to “The Best Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe”

  1. I love that these are peanut free! It is so hard to find a good homemade dog biscuit recipe that doesn’t contain peanut butter. Me (and my treat lovin’ pooch) thank you!

  2. Kath Quinn says:

    If you want to make cookies in the shape of your favorite dog, you’ll find a wide variety of dog breed cookie cutters at:

    http://www.happydogsplay.com/catalog/Dog_Breed_Cookie_Cutters-126-1.html

    Enjoy!

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  6. Whitney Childress says:

    Can another kind of oil be used in place of the olive oil? And, can oat or rice flour be used instead of whole wheat flour?

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Absolutely Whitney – you can use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (a very healthy substitute) and oat or rice flour.

      You sometimes need a little extra flour when you use rice flour, but play with the dough consistency and you’ll get there 🙂

  7. Lindsey says:

    Love this! I was able to make 85 mini gingerbread men with the amounts list above. I had to add about 1/4-1/2 cup of flour as my dough was sticky but that happens with a lot of recipes for me so it was GREAT! Thank you for the great recipe! I’m a huge gingerbread freak and for our brand new puppy to come on Christmas day he has to be initiated into a gingerbread family with a doggie version!

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      That’s awesome Lindsay!
      I’m the same with flour – depending on the weather/season I sometimes need to add extra to make the dough roll well.
      Hope you and your new puppy have a Merry Christmas 🙂

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  10. Carolina says:

    I enjoy all the dog pictures! They are cute and I love dogs! I like to cook and cooking for your dogs is a way to share the love with them!

  11. Sirena says:

    Hi. I want to swap the wheat flour for coconut flour. I read the ratio 4:1, does that sound right?

  12. Mugs says:

    These look great, could dry ginger (powdered) be used in place of fresh in a pinch?
    thanks!

  13. Muddy Paws says:

    Great post. In fact we loved it so much that we included in our ‘Top 6 dog biscuit and treat recipes for Christmas’ post which you can see here – http://www.muddypaws.co.uk/blog/grooming-and-wellbeing/6-dog-biscuit-treat-recipes-christmas#.VvEruPmLRpi.

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