While out shopping buying ingredients to make gingerbread cookies, I came across this box of gingerbread cookies for dogs and naturally out of curiosity I started reading the ingredients, and lo and behold, dog gingerbread cookies require almost the same ingredients as ours. In fact, it's a healthier version of what we consume considering it's made with whole wheat flour and no sugar. I've never baked my little guy Nemo any treats before and this is the first time he is getting a batch of home baked gingerbread cookies. Unlike most of my other posts, this one turned into a little photo shoot with the little cutie! I hope you enjoy this entry and if you have any beloved canine's, consider baking these cookies (especially if you're already making them for yourselves, since you don't really have to buy any additional ingredients except for whole wheat flour). Oh, and Nemo wishes you all a wonderful Christmas.
Credit for this recipe goes to 'Dog Treat Kitchen', the author of the site Michelle Johnson shares a ton of healthy recipes for dog treats. I plan on making her peanut butter dog biscuits as well - Nemo loves peanut butter treats!
- whole wheat flour - 3 cups
- ground ginger - 2 tablespoons
- ground cloves - 1/2 teaspoon
- molasses - 1/2 cup
- water - 1/4 cup
- canola oil - 1/4 cup
Set your oven to 325 degrees.
Combine all of your dry ingredients; whole wheat flour, ground ginger, ground cloves and the ground cinnamon, then sift.
In another bowl, mix the molasses, water and canola oil, then pour the wet mix into the dry ingredients and start stirring. You'll have to sprinkle flour on the counter and on top of the flattened dough, to make it less sticky and work-able. Roll out the dough into 1/2 to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out cookie shapes using cookie cutters.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment, place the cut out shapes and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let it cool and serve it to your little bestie.