Can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man!
We recommended making your own treats as a great Christmas doggy gift in our last blog post, so here is a recipe for Gingerbread Men which we found online.
Paddy and I hate massive blurb before recipes so we'll give our review afterwards.
This recipe contains peanut butter so if this is a gift for a dog you don't own please check the owner doesn't have any allergies!
170g self raising flour
85g peanut butter (make sure it is dog safe, no xylitol)
4tbsp warm water
2 tsp of ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 200degrees Celsius
Measure the peanut butter into a bowl and add the warm water
Mix until you have a smooth paste
Add the self-raising flour, ginger and cinnamon and mix
Add a small amount of water until you make a dough than can be rolled
Once you have your dough, roll to about 1cm thickness
Cut out your desired shapes and place onto a baking tray
Cook for between 15-20minutes
We found this recipe incredibly quick and easy to make and would highly recommend!
Roly did a little taste testing and she was very impressed and was begging for more.
The recipe makes a lot of biscuits depending on what size and shape cutters you have and the original post suggested keeping for 10 days, although we found they could keep for longer.
We didn't use the full amount of ginger or cinnamon, just a little sprinkle of each. You have to be very careful not to add too much cinnamon as it can irritate a dog's mouth. Self raising flour can contain salt so make these treats in moderation. We used doggy peanut butter we had but you can use human peanut butter as long as it does not contain xylitol as this is toxic to dogs.
We put smaller biscuits into Roly's stocking and left some larger biscuits out for Santa Paws!