Gingerbread Doggie Treats

Gingerbread Doggie Treats Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Don't forget the four-legged loves in your life with gifts of Gingerbread Doggie Treats.

Yield:

Yields: 1 100-cookie gift

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
3 tablespoons canola oil

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°F; mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine both flours, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.

2. Add 1/3 cup water, molasses and oil and stir until fully mixed. Knead briefly to gather dough into a ball.

3. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch square. If making shaped cookies, cut out with a cookie cutter and place on baking sheet, at least 1/2 inch apart. If making squares, transfer dough to baking sheet and cut into 1-inch squares with a pizza cutter.

4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until crisp and dry. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet on a wire rack, then break them apart at cut lines, if necessary.

Allowance per day (1-inch square cookies):

10-lb. dog 2 cookies

20-lb. dog 4 cookies

40-lb. dog 6 cookies

60-lb. dog 8 cookies

80-lb. dog 10 cookies

Rick Woodford,

From Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs. Andrews McMeel Publishing.,

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December 2013
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