Doggie Gingerbread

Here’s another yummy, simple and easy way to include your pup in the Holiday festivities.

Gingerbread happens to be on the list of holiday foods you should not feed your pup. The reason is many gingerbread recipes contain nutmeg, which is toxic to dogs in large quantities. This recipe contains no nutmeg, only safe ingredients.

As always, please consult your own Veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about what you are feeding your pup.


• 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

• 1 tablespoon ground ginger

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

• 1/4 cup molasses

•  1/4 cup water

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


• preheat oven to 325

• line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat

• whisk together dry ingredients

• in a separate bowl, whisk together molasses, water, and oil

• slowly mix liquid ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring until well-combined (making dough)

• roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick and cut out your shapes

• bake for 20 minutes or until done (oven times may vary)

• allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet

I love this recipe, my dogs think it’s yummy, and I know you and your pup will love it too!

You can store these treats just like cookies, so they will last about as long as a cookie. If you want to make them in advance and save them longer, you can freeze them in airtight containers for a couple months.