Easy Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs (recipe with photos)

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Gingerbread for Dogs

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?

Baking gingerbread cookies and decorating them is a popular holiday tradition. But, it’s largely a tradition that is not for dogs. Can dogs eat gingerbread? The short answer is no, and you can read more about what to do if your dog eats gingerbread, in that link.

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

But, you don’t want your fur kids to miss out on the holiday fun, right? Then make these gingerbread cookies for dogs instead.

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs

Because we always want to include our furry friends 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 cutters that you adore 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 your dog friendly gingerbread cookies to cool before placing in an airtight container for storing.

How To Store Gingerbread Dog Cookies

After your cookies have cooled to room temperature you can store them in a plastic bag or container. These gingerbread cookies for dogs store well at room temperature.

Because there are no preservatives in this dog treat recipe, these cookies should be consumed or frozen within a few days.

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

These gingerbread cookies for dogs are super easy to make.

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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