Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

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…

Ginger Snaps Dog Treat Recipe

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).

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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