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Gingerbread Doggie Treats

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep time 25 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Yield Yields: 1 100-cookie gift
Don't forget the four-legged loves in your life with gifts of Gingerbread Doggie Treats.

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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. Allowance per day (1-inch square cookies):

  6. 10-lb. dog 2 cookies

  7. 20-lb. dog 4 cookies

  8. 40-lb. dog 6 cookies

  9. 60-lb. dog 8 cookies

  10. 80-lb. dog 10 cookies

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