Holiday Dog Treats- Not Just for People! (Blogmas #5)

I like to celebrate the holiday season with everyone, including Loki! Last Christmas I made Gingerbread treats for Loki and Thorn- they LOVED them. I didn’t make them overly large, so they made for great every day treats, especially for the park! How did I go about making a dog appropriate recipe? 

I found it on one of my favourite youtube channels, Gone to the Snow Dogs! Shelby, Oakley, and Memphis are adoooorable huskies that have wonderful and creative owners. Jess and Jamie make a ton of different kinds of treats. I will admit that I’ve only tried two recipes, but this was easy, made a large quantity of treats, and wasn’t weirdly expensive. (See my attempt at pupcakes here!)

The recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup molasses
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger or one tsp. of dried powder ginger

Directions:
The first thing you need to do it Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next you will need two bowls, one medium, and one large.  Combine the molasses, honey, water, and oil in the medium bowl. In the large bowl mix the flour, the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Then you will want to slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Make sure you combine them well. Now, divide this dough in four balls, wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 – 5 hours, or you can freeze them for 1 – 2 hours (just don’t let them get solid!) After the dough is cold, lightly flour your surface and roll the dough out into about 1/4″ thickness.  Remember, the thicker you make it, the longer it will take to cook. Now cut the dough out into fun shapes, such as Gingerbread men, with a cookie cutter.  You can also forget about shapes, and use a pizza cutter and make the cookies into squares and strips, depending on what you want to do.

Now for the baking! Bake for around 20 – 25 Minutes, until the cookies start to get brown. You can take one out and break it to see how crunchy it is.  If you want it really crunchy, then you will want to bake them longer.

Find the entire post on their site here!

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I followed the recipe as, until the freezing/cooling part. It made for slightly puffy gingerbread, but it worked just the same for us! I might try making strips this year, but cutting them out with fun shapes seems more Christmas-y.

Here is a husky pawty at the park!

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Do you make holiday treats for your pets?? Do you have any favourite recipes??

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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