Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe

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Right now, my kitchen smells better than any air freshener you could buy at Bath & Body Works. It’s all thanks to this new Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe I’m whipping up. The scent of ginger, molasses and cinnamon fills the air. I’m so hungry I may have to wrestle Oscar for one of these treats when they done! But he’s already standing guard of the oven, just waiting for them to come out. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to resist those puppy dog eyes. Maybe he’ll split one with me…

Makes about 25-30 cookies


4 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup freshly shredded ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup water

1 cup molasses

1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon and honey. Stir until combined.
  3. Add water, olive oil and molasses. Knead dough until stiff.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container in fridge or freezer.

I’m happy to report that these treats turned out perfectly, but Oscar was unwilling to share. Just to get even, I may take his favorite squeaky monkey when he’s not looking (I’m petty that way).