Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs

We used a blend of healthy whole wheat and oat flour our recipe, but you can use any type of flour that works for your dog’s needs, or whatever you have on hand.

  • Author: Kiki Kane
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Tray 1x
  • Category: Holiday Treats


  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour (made from rolled oats)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • OPTIONAL: carob chips for gingerbread eyes and buttons


Preheat oven to 350º

  • Combine the flours, baking powder, and spices in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add the molasses and applesauce and mix to combine.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and coconut oil and mix to combine, adding more flour if necessary.

Roll out gingerbread and cut into gingerbread men or your choice of shapes.

Bake at 350º for 20 minutes or until just starting to get golden around the edges for a soft cookie, or until crunchy for longer shelf life.