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Christmas is coming! Ginger snaps are a holiday classic, but your favourite Christmas cookies shouldn't be shared with your pets. The fat and sugar in many cookie recipes can quickly lead to some digestive issues.

These pet-safe ginger snaps still include the staple ingredient, ginger. Ginger has many benefits for pets and people. It's a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-nauseant, and digestive aid.



2 cups brown rice flour

1 tbs ground ginger

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp turmeric powder

¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

3 tbsp honey

1 egg

¼ cup applesauce



1 Preheat oven to 325 F

2 Whisk dry ingredients together until well combined.

3 Whisk coconut oil, honey, egg, and applesauce together and stir into the dry mixture. 

4 Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

5 Roll the dough out to about ½ inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Alternatively, you can roll the dough into 1 inch balls and flatten them on your baking sheet with your palm.

6 Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before treating your pooch. 

7 Store in an air-tight container at room temperature. 


Coconut oil instead of butter for dogs

Why coconut oil? Traditional recipes call for a fatty ingredient like butter to help give cookies their texture and taste, but butter can cause digestive issues in dogs. Coconut oil is a great healthy fat alternative.




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