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Festive Gingerbread Cookie Treats for Your Furry Friend!

Ho-Ho-Ho! It's that time of the year when the air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread and festive joy. At Sunny's Dog Boarding & Day Care, we believe that our furry friends should also get a taste of Christmas!

That's why we've whipped up a special dog-friendly Gingerbread Cookie recipe that you can easily make at home. These treats are not only delicious but are also packed with dog-safe ingredients that will keep their tails wagging!


  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour (a healthier alternative for dogs)

  • 1 tsp ground ginger (just enough for flavor, but not too strong)

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (a small amount is safe for dogs)

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce (a natural sweetener)

  • ½ cup molasses (for that classic gingerbread taste)

  • 1 egg (for binding and added protein)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (a healthy fat for shiny coats)


  1. Preheat & Prepare: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, ground ginger, and cinnamon.

  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix the applesauce, molasses, egg, and coconut oil.

  4. Form the Dough: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

  5. Roll & Cut: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Use festive cookie cutters (like Christmas trees, stars, or gingerbread men) to cut out shapes.

  6. Bake the Treats: Place the cutouts on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden.

  7. Cool Down: Allow the gingerbread cookies to cool completely before serving them to your pup.

These Gingerbread Cookie Dog Treats are the perfect way to include your dog in the holiday festivities! They are easy to make, healthy, and absolutely drool-worthy. Remember, treats should be given in moderation, and it's always best to consult with your vet if you're introducing a new food to your dog's diet.

We hope your four-legged friends enjoy these homemade treats as much as we loved making them. Share your baking adventures and your dog's reactions with us on our social media! From all of us at Sunny's Dog Boarding & Day Care, we wish you and your furry companions a very Merry Christmas!

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