Who wants to make some gingerbread cookies for dogs with me? We need some holiday cookies around here, so I decided gingerbread would be a great flavor to try. They are not hard to make, but they do have a lot of small ingredients.
To get started I mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Whip them each up real well, then slowly add the dry to the wet bowl. It sure smells good! According to Mom, these smell just like human cookies, but there is no nutmeg because dogs can’t eat that, and no sugar.
After mixing both bowls together, I have a big ball of dough to work with. As Emma taught us all, tasting makes a chef successful. I’m all about tasting, and it is really tasty!
The dough needs to be rolled out to about 1/4 inch thick, and then let the cookie cutters come out and turn ordinary dough into festive cookie shapes!
This recipe makes a lot of cookies and your paw may start to get tired pushing down all the cookie cutters. I decided to limit the shapes to simple ones and I got about forty cookies, maybe more if I hadn’t been eating dough along the way.
My cute cookies are ready to spend about the next half hour in the oven baking, filling the house with the aroma of gingerbread. Let the drool roll, doggies!
Once the cookies are out and cooled, you have the option to leave them as is or frost them. I think they look good either way.
Mom and I really wanted to decorate the Christmas cookies for dogs for a more holiday feeling. We tried and tried and tried to make a frosting that hardens, but it was a big disaster. Either it was too runny, or it was all chunky. Nevertheless, we were able to get some decorations on the cookies. If you would like to try the frosting it is supposed to be water, cornstarch, and then a bit of honey. The honey made things even worse, so we gave up on using it. The frosting part of the deal made a real mess.
In the end, the ones we managed to frost turned out pretty festive. What do you think? Some day Mom will figure out a good frosting for dog cookies because she is determined, but she isn’t there yet…getting closer, though.
In case you don’t believe me, I’m stealing one to show you they are worth stealing for! I highly recommend you give this recipe a try for your pup, or you can give them to other pups you know as a Christmas gift. Just make sure no one eats the wrapping paper. Give my recipe a try, your pup will love you for it!
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