Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs
With today being National Cook For Your Pets Day we figured it would be the best day to reveal our latest dog treat: Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs! Besides the Molasses taking its sweet time to pour out of the container, these were another quick and easy recipe to pull together to give the drooling dogs who watched us bake them.
We like to bake treats for our dog from time to time for a few reasons.
- We want to know what ingredients have gone into our dog treats. Have you ever fed your dog something, and found out it upset their tummy? You then look at the ingredient list and found it included things you did not know would be in a dog treat, ya us too. That’s why we like to keep our treats pretty basic with a few ingredients. Easier to weed out what it might have been that upset our dog’s tummy.
- It can be pretty easy on your wallet to make dog treats! That way you have more money to spend on their puppy allowance. That’s the money that goes towards their vet fund, Dog Jogs services, a new toothbrush or winter booties!
- Keepin’ it fresh! This is a great way to ensure that your pups have the freshest treats. Labeling when the treats were made can help you cycle your stock. Depending on ingredients, treats can last about 1 week in the refrigerator. If you make a few batches, store them in an airtight container in the freezer that can keep them delicious for 4-6 months.
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup water
Preheat the oven to 325 degree.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Roll out the cookie dough on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thickness. Use your festive and fun cookie cutters to cut out the cookies in your favourite shapes. You can use smaller cookie cutters or cut the dough into bite sized treats as well. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. They don’t expand, so they can be placed close together.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until they are crisp.
Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack. Serve on a pretty party plate.
If you don’t have 30 dogs over to eat them all in one sitting, they can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a week.