Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats

Homemade Gingerbread Men Dog Treats with Carob frosting

Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats with Carob Icing

gingerbread dog treats

If your pup goes crazy during your holiday baking when he sniffs out the delicious aroma of cinnamon, ginger, and chocolate in the air he is probably thinking “Mom, I need some of that yumminess in my belly right now!”. But of course a lot of those treats just aren’t good for your dog, in fact they could be deadly. That is why I have created a gingerbread cookie just for the dogs. All pet safe ingredients! In fact if your pet needs the gluten free version you can use brown rice, coconut, almond, or oat flour in place of whole wheat (just Google the conversion rate so these treats come out perfect each time!) These little Homemade gingerbread dog treat in the shape of little Gingerbread Men or Dog Bones are just adorable! Bag some up in a clear cellophane treat bag with a ribbon to gift to your grand-dogs, or the pups of your friends.


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Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats
These Homemade Gingerbread dog treats are perfect for the Holidays. Why are these perfect for the Holidays? Gingerbread cookies made with real ginger and only dog friendly ingredients will help calm your dog's stomach for the long car ride to grandma's house. Of course if these are to help calm upset or potentially upset tummies leave off the carob topping. Fun to make and smell great while cooking in the oven. As a reminder these are treats and as such should only make up about 10% or less of your dog's diet.
Cuisine: Dog Friendly
Recipe type: Dog Treats
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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • optional: carob chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Whisk together flour, ginger, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Melt coconut oil in micrwave-30 seconds should do it.
  4. Mix melted oil, water, and honey into flour mixture until well combined.
  5. Place dough in refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.
  6. Roll dough out onto floured surface to ½” thick
  7. Cut out using any shape cookie cutter-I think this combination of little Gingerbread men and bones is fun.
  8. Place on baking sheet that has been coated in nonstick spray or lined with parchment, bake for 16-18 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool completely, leave as is or melt ¼ cup of carob chips and ½ tsp. of coconut oil in a microwave safe dish for 20 seconds at time, stirring every time until completely melted.
  10. Transfer melted carob to a plastic sandwich bag, snip off a small piece of the corner, use like a pastry bag- Squeeze gently and apply to cookie.
  11. Allow carob to harden and place cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for 2 months.

Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats

Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats

Homemade Gingerbread Dog Treats with Carob Icing

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  1. I love homemade treats! Thanks for the recipe!
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  2. These are so cute and festive!
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  3. I kind of want to make these for myself 😉 They’re adorable!

  4. OMST!! These look so wonderful, and I have all the ingredients right now!! I will definitely have to make these this week! Thanks so much, I know they are for dogs, but since I try to be as sugar-free as possible I can’t wait to try them also! lol
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  5. These treats look delicious!

  6. OMD! These sound SO delish!!!!
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  7. Those treats look good enough for me to eat – and I’d probably have to hide them from my husband. No doubt Teddy would love them!
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  8. These look amazing! Funny they are meant for our pups and not us. Good thing we can eat them too.
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  9. I am off limits to the kitchen so I am showing these to Darlene to make for Dex. Yum! I want one, too!
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  10. My doggy is more of a piggy when it comes to treats, she’d eat them all up!
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  11. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    My dog, Milo, would love these. I need to make him some 🙂

  12. Amy Desrosiers says

    Oh my gosh, these are the cutest little dog cookies ever! I love the gingerbread men!

  13. I’ve never tried making homemade dog treats! Our dog is allergic to wheat. This is such a great idea and I bet it’s more affordable, too.
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  14. I love that these let the dogs get in on the holiday spirit, too. How fun!

  15. Those are absolutely adorable. What a totally cute treat for Dogs. This’ll make the perfect gift for the holidays. Thanks so much.

  16. Oh these are just adorable. I love the idea of making treats for the pup. Thanks for the idea

  17. Such a cute idea. I love that you’re leaving the 4-legged family members out of the holiday mix.
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  18. My pug would think these are delicious and she would feel so special if I made them. I should try to make them for her and all the dogies in our family!
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  19. OMD!!! Henry and Reese say “thank you so much.”
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  20. Aww, cute! This would have been really fun to make for my dog, Butters. #misshim
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  21. These are adorable! I love the bones!
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  22. I would love to make homemade treats for my doggies! I bet they would love some gingerbread!
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  23. Hi my name is Stacy , Im going to try this recipe. I make my dogs cookies all the time and always looking for new ones. And I also make cat toys. I tried to watch the video but it did not have a play sign on photo.I will Google it. thInks for sharing. says

    I will try all Love baking for my fur babies.


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