When you think of Dogmas, does the idea of Gingerbread cookies come to mind? With this new recipe from the Chewy Eats series it just might.
We love vet approved recipes that are easy for us to make and luckily, so does Chewy Eats! As fans of the Chewy Blog, we follow them for inspiration and recipes we might not have ever considered before. And just in time for the holidays, we received a press email sharing the recipe for Gingerbread Icebox Cookies that are dog friendly and approved.
The recipe requires 12 ingredients, including Old Mother Hubbard Crunchy Dog Treats that are used as toppers! (On top of the ingredients list, they also give us a supplies list that includes seven items, with one of the items being optional.)
Honestly, the recipe might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but there is also a video that we can follow along with that helps make everything a little less stressful.
Chewy Eats makes Dogmas magic happen with the help of this Gingerbread cookie recipe for our dogs
So what do we need to whip up some Gingerbread magic for our dogs?
What you need:
- 1.5 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
- 0.5 Cups of Wellness Complete Health Adult Deboned Chicken + Oatmeal Recipe Dry Dog Food, finely ground in a food processor
- 0.25 Teaspoons of Ground Ginger
- 1.25 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
- 1 Large Egg
- 0.33 cups of Peanut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Molasses
- 1 Tablespoon of Real Maple Syrup (Always check the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol and that it is in fact a real maple syrup.)
- 1 Teaspoon of Grated Ginger (yes, this is a second type of ginger)
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- 0.75 Cups of dried fruit chunks (think strawberries, kiwis, and even papaya)
- A Handful of Old Mother Hubbard Winter Fun P-Nuttier Crunchy Dog Treats as cookie topper
Now that you know what you need, here’s what you need to do to make Dogmas magic happen:
What to do:
- Take parchment paper and line your cookie sheet.
- Combine your ground up Wellness dog food with the whole wheat flour. Then add in the ground ginger and cinnamon.
- In a different bowl, take a fork and beat your egg. Add the molasses, maple syrup, peanut butter, the grated ginger, and chicken broth to the beaten egg and mix it all together.
- Add in the chunks of dried fruit.
- “Stir in the dry mixture. Once the ingredients are well-combined, knead the dough until the mixture holds together. Roll into a 15-inch-long log that is about 2-inches in diameter. Place the log(s) on the baking sheet and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (overnight if you can!).”
- Once your dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut your dough into 0.5 inch slices (cut what you want and then refrigerate any unused dough).
- “On half of the batch, lightly press one Old Mother Hubbard Winter Fun P-Nuttier Crunchy Dog Treats into the center of each cookie. Mold the cookie around the treat so it stays put.”
- Take your dough that is ready to be baked and add to the lined cookie sheet.
- Bake your gingerbread cookies for between 15 and 17 minutes.
- Once the cookies are baked up, pull them from the oven and allow to cool.
If you want to take these gingerbread cookies to the next level, you may want to add a dog-friendly icing to the top for even more holiday magic.
To make things easier, you can always check out the video too!