Easy Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs | Can dogs eat gingerbread cookies?

Are you wanting your furry family members to enjoy the baking season time of year too? Maybe you have been thinking about giving them a few of your fresh-baked gingerbread cookies?

Pile of gingerbread cookies for dogs. Some are shaped like bones other like gingerbread men

I would hold off from doing that and try these gingerbread cookies for dogs instead.

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Can Dogs Eat Gingerbread Cookies?

If they are cookies that are made for humans, the answer is no. While it may not harm your dog if it was to get a bite of a gingerbread cookie, eating a whole cookie or more is not good for them.

That is because most of those cookies are made from ingredients that are not safe for dogs. Such as nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, and so on.

Those are ok for a dog if they ingest very small amounts. However, if they have large quantities it can be toxic to them.

They are also loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats. Both should be avoided when considering giving your dog a treat.

The one ingredient that you always 100% want to avoid is xylitol. It is a sugar-free subsite that is highly toxic to dogs even in small quantities.

What To Do if your Dog Eats Gingerbread Cookies

The first thing you want to do if your dog eats cookies that are made for people and are not the dog-friendly gingerbread cookies we have below is to check the package for the ingredients. If the package has xylitol contact your vet right away.

If it does not have xylitol then you can just keep a close eye on your dog as chances are they did not eat enough bad ingredients to harm them. Well unless they got ahold of a ton of cookies.

Symptoms To Watch For:

  • Heart Rate Change
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Upset Stomach
  • Seizures
  • Increased Thirst (could mean possible salt toxicity)
  • Or Anything Out Of The Norm

If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to contact your vet right away.

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs

Because we always want to include our furry friend in everything we do, we have put together a pet safe gingerbread cookies recipe that avoids dangerous ingredients.

After you try these gingerbread dog cookies, be sure to check out our Mini Banana Dog Muffins.

Prep Time: About 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Skill: Easy

Ingredients To Make Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (or dog safe flour of choice. avoid all purpose flour)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Molasses
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cookie dough ball in mixer

Add egg, ginger, and molasses to a food processer or large bowl and blend well. Then add flour and blend again. Last, add water and blend until it forms a ball of dough.

Dump dough ball onto counter or mat.

Roll out dough with pin

Using a rolling pin roll dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thickness.

Use cookie cut outs of choice to cut the cookies out of the dough. We did a mix of dog bones and gingerbread men.

Place cookies on a nonstick baking sheet or baking mat. You could also line a sheet with parchment paper if you don’t have a nonstick. 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.

Allow to totally cool before placing in an airtight container for storing.

How To Store Gingerbread Dog Biscuits or Cookies:

After your cookies have cooled to room temperature you can store them in a plastic bag or container. Then simply keep them on the counter.

Because there are no preservatives in this dog treat recipe, they do not keep for a long time.

Storage tip, if you want to keep them for a longer time, they can be frozen! Then simply thaw one out when you are ready to give out special treats.

Yield: 24 depending on size

Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs

Pile of gingerbread cookies for dogs. Some are shaped like bones other like gingerbread men

Wanting your dogs to enjoy the season too? While they can not have normal gingerbread cookies, they can have gingerbread cookies for dogs!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Molasses
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add egg, ginger, and molasses to a food processer and blend well. Then add flour and blend again. Last, add water and blend until it forms a ball of dough. You could also use a large bowl and hand mixer

Dump dough ball onto counter or mat.

Using a rolling pin roll dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick.

Use a cookie cutter, cut the cookies out of the dough. We did a mix of dog bones and gingerbread men.

Place cookies on a nonstick baking sheet or baking mat. You could also line a sheet with parchment paper if you don’t have a nonstick. 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.

Allow to totally cool before placing in an airtight container for storing.

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