Ginger Yaps | Homemade Dog Biscuits

Ginger Yaps

I first made this recipe many years ago when we lived in our beloved farmhouse in the countryside of North Carolina. We had three dogs at the time and I had just begun doing much more baking at home.


“What!? Did you say Dog treats!?!?!?!?!”

My doggies got a taste of these, and have not left me alone since! Griff keeps sitting at the kitchen door staring at me with those big brown eyes!


When I baked them for the first time, my middle child Josh said they smelled really good and asked if people could eat them.  I said yes, but I didn’t know if he would like them.  Well…he tried one and decided that the dogs shouldn’t have them…he wanted them! So, I told him I would make him some “people ones” soon.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all of the ingredients in your mixer bowl with a dough hook.

DSC_0088_edited-1DSC_0090_edited-1Mix it for a couple minutes until smooth.


Roll the dough out on a floured surface, to 1/4 inch thick.

DSC_0095_edited-1Cut the biscuits with cute little cookie cutters if you like.

DSC_0096_edited-1Or simply cut it into rectangles or diamonds with a pizza cutter.

DSC_0097_edited-1Place the dog biscuits on cookie sheets and poke them in the center with a fork. Bake for 8 minutes, then keeping the oven door closed, let the sheets sit in the oven for 1-2 hours or until biscuits are hard.

DSC_0099_edited-1And may your puppies enjoy!


“Ginger Yaps” – Homemade Dog Biscuits
The pups like cookies too! Here's a recipe to make them some.
  • 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1½ Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ c applesauce
  • ¾ c molasses
  • ½ c honey
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.Combine all of the ingredients in your mixer with a dough hook. Turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it out to ¼ inch thick. Cut it with cookie cutter or simply with a pizza cutter. Place them on cookie sheets and poke each in the center with a fork.
  2. Bake for 8 minutes and turn oven off, keeping oven door closed. Let the treats sit in the oven until hard about 1-2 hours. Store in an airtight container.
  3. May your puppies enjoy!

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  1. says

    Constance ,Thanks you for the recipe! There is a favorite recipe of my dog​​:

    Peanut Butter Treats:
    • 2 tablespoons corn oil
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 2 cups white flour

    Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oil, peanut butter and water in a bowl. Add Flour 1 cup at a time, then knead into firm dough. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with small bone shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

    You may be interested to see my collection of recipes of homemade dog treats (snacks, biscuits, cookies and bones) :

  2. says

    When I had my Shelties, I used to make their treats. They loved them. Even more than the store bought, flavored ones. If, or when, we get another dog, I’ll be ready because I’m going to pin this recipe. Such a great alternative for our 4 legged family members.


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