Nothing says the holidays like homemade cookies and treats. Every family has their own recipes and traditions, things they look forward to each year. Why not add some dog-friendly holiday treats to your family’s traditions this year with these gingerbread dog cookies?
Ginger is beneficial to dogs, just like it is for us. It can help ease an upset stomach, prevent bloat, and reduce inflammation due to arthritis. Studies have shown it may help reduce the risk of cancer and even prevent heartworm. And of course pumpkin is great for your dog digestive tract, something that might be especially needed during the holidays when well-meaning relatives are sneaking him snacks. So, these holiday cookies are not just good, they are good for your dog!
How to Make Doggy Gingerbread Cookies
- 2 eggs
- 115 grams canned pumpkin
- 57 grams of ginger
- 57 grams of Ceylon cinnamon (the other type of cinnamon, Cassia cinnamon, is toxic to dogs and do not use.)
- 570 grams brown rice flour
These treats are easy to make!
- Preheat oven to 180
- Mix together eggs and pumpkin until smooth.
- Add in ginger, cinnamon (optional) and rice flour, gradually, combining with spatula or hands until a dry, stiff dough is formed. If the dough is too dry and won’t stick together, add a splash of water. Not dry enough, add a touch more flour.
- Roll dough out on a floured surface.
- Cut out cute shapes – dog bones, Santas, stockings, whatever you wish!
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely and thoroughly before feeding to your dog.
Makes roughly 50 treats depending on size of cookies. You can easily wrap these in a tin or a decorative plastic bag with a ribbon to make a great gift for the dog lover in your life.
We know these treats are not grain free. But they are treats and not meant to be fed in large amounts.