PEANUT BUTTER GINGERBREAD DOG BISCUITS | RECIPE
Something a little different on the blog tonight! I thought I would share with you one of my favourite dog treat recipes – I make these biscuits myself and love them because they’re super easy and quick to make. All of the ingredients are dog-safe, with crunchy peanut butter and spicy ginger, so your pooch will love them too!
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup golden syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 egg
- Measuring cups
- Mixing bowls
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutter shapes
- Greaseproof paper & baking tray
Right, let’s get started! Preheat your oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together your egg, peanut butter, golden syrup, and water. I use crunchy peanut butter to add texture, but the most important thing to remember is that you read the ingredients in your peanut butter very carefully – most ‘human’ brands include Xylitol which is toxic to dogs! I use 100% peanut butter, so I know that there’s nothing in there that could harm my furry friends.
In a second bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Don’t be tempted to use a pre-made gingerbread spice mix. These mixes contain nutmeg which can be toxic to dogs, even in small doses! Stir the dry mix into the wet mix, adding a little at a time until it forms a dough.
Lightly dust your work surface with whole wheat flour, then turn out your dough. For soft treats, roll your dough out to a generous 1/4″ thickness – for crunchy treats, roll it slightly thinner. Use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes (or a pizza cutter to cut the dough into squares).
Lay your shapes on your greaseproof paper. Pierce the cookies to allow air to escape and prevent surface bubbling (I just use a fork to make cute, neat little holes) and then bake for 10–12 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown. Don’t worry if the insides still looks soft, the biscuits will continue to firm up as they cool. Remove them from the oven and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
For crunchy treats, turn the oven off and allow the cookies to cool inside the oven for several hours.
And there you have it – a quick, simple and dog-safe recipe that will be sure to get those tails wagging!