Food & Drink - How to Make Gingerbread Dog Treats

Gingerbread Dog Treats

The ingredients for this recipe are really simple. Eggs, vegetable oil and molasses make up the wet ingredients. Gluten free flour spiced with ground cinnamon and ground ginger make up the dry ingredients. First beat the wet ingredients to combine, then fold in the gluten free flour mixture until a dough forms. It should have consistency somewhere in between pie dough and bread dough. The smell is wonderfully fragrant and will fill the house.

Things to Note

Do not use gingerbread spice that contains nutmeg, clove and allspice. Nutmeg is toxic for dogs. Clove and allspice contain a compound called eugenol, which is toxic for cats, but may also put dogs at risk. However, ginger and cinnamon are safe for dogs.

If your dogs are not wheat sensitive, feel free to substitute whole wheat or all-purpose flour.

If you’re looking for a completely grain free alternative, try coconut flour.

Gingerbread Dog Treats

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins


2 eggs
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon molasses
1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
More flour for rolling


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Add eggs, oil and molasses to a medium mixing bowl and beat until combined.

Mix together gluten free flour and spices in a smaller mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.

Flour the counter or a large cutting board; roll the dough out to about 1/4” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Reroll the scraps and continue cutting into shapes.

Place cookies on a baking sheet between 1/2” to 1” apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan, flip cookies, and reduce oven temperature to 300°F and bake for another 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight containers for up to two weeks.

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