Spoil your puppies this holiday season with this easy homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats recipe. It is made with just six ingredients and will come together in just a jiffy.
It’s been a really long time since I last whipped up a batch of homemade dog treats. After my dog, Lily, passed away last year, I just couldn’t bring myself to baking anymore dog treats. She used to be so allergic to everything, it gives me a reason to bake for her. Plus I just love making her something new every time.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a new fury face has joined our family. We adopted Mochi soon after because our other dog, Sriracha, was so depressed, maybe even more depressed than we were. He was Lily’s puppy, and has never spent a day in his life without her. He sat on her old bed and cried when he realized she was never coming home again.
I still miss her, but now when I think about her I think about all the good times we had together and what a funny dog she used to be instead of thinking about how unfair it is that she’s not with us anymore. Time does heal, and I found my way back into the kitchen baking up these Gingerbread Dog Treats for Mochi and Sriracha.
How to Make Gingerbread Dog Treats
The ingredients for this recipe are really simple. Eggs, vegetable oil and molasses make up the wet ingredients. Gluten free flour spiced with ground cinnamon and ground ginger make up the dry ingredients. First beat the wet ingredients to combine, then fold in the gluten free flour mixture until a dough forms. It should have consistency somewhere in between pie dough and bread dough.
Things to Note
- Do not use gingerbread spice that contains nutmeg, clove and allspice. Nutmeg is toxic for dogs. Clove and allspice contain a compound called eugenol, which is toxic for cats, but may also put dogs at risk. However, ginger and cinnamon are safe for dogs.
- I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour which should be good for wheat sensitive pups. Another good substitute would be oat flour, or you could ground up rolled oats in your food processor.
- If your dogs are not wheat sensitive, feel free to substitute whole wheat or all-purpose flour.
- If you’re looking for a completely grain free alternative, try coconut flour.
- You may want to start with 1 cup of flour and increase as needed if using a different type of flour for this recipe.
These Gingerbread Dog Treats were so much fun to make. I loved how festive they were and my dogs loved them just as much. There was never any crumbs left on the floor when I gave these to them. So if you enjoy baking for your dogs, make these because I guarantee your dogs will enjoy devouring them!
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- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- More flour for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add eggs, oil and molasses to a medium mixing bowl and beat until combined.
- Mix together gluten free flour and spices in a smaller mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
- Flour the counter or a large cutting board, roll the dough out to about 1/4” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Reroll the scraps and continue cutting into shapes.
- Place cookies on a baking sheet between 1/2” to 1” apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan, flip cookies, reduce oven temperature to 300°F and bake for another 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight containers for up to two weeks.
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