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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.

How to make Homemade Dog Biscuits for your pups! Get this easy recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread


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

My doggies got a taste of them and were hooked. Griff kept 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.

To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

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



Mix it for a couple minutes until smooth.


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


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


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


Place 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, turn the oven off and let the sheets sit in the oven for 1-2 hours or until biscuits are hard.


And may your puppies enjoy!


How to make Homemade Dog Biscuits for your pups! Get this easy recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

“Ginger Yaps” – Homemade Dog Biscuits

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
The pups like cookies too! Here's a recipe to make them some.
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Course Dog Treats
Cuisine Dog Treats


  • 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 c applesauce
  • 3/4 c molasses
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 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 1/4 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.
  • 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.
  • May your puppies enjoy!

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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16 thoughts on “Ginger Yaps | Homemade Dog Biscuits”

  1. I’ve made Ginger Yaps for years for my two dogs. Halving the recipe works just fine, but make the whole thing – they last forever in an airtight container. It’s pretty hard to screw this up and they LOVE them!

    • Yes, you can absolutely do a half batch. Just keep the one egg (or use a small egg if you have access to them) and cut all the rest of the ingredients in half. I have three dogs, so I make a full batch at a time.

      • Thank you Constance, I’ve hopefully done my calculations correctly so I can try a batch today. One other question I have is the honey and if the recipe requires it? I don’t like to give Kai overly sweet things so if I can omit the honey without compramising the rwcipe that would be awesome ?

      • So unfortunately the halving if the recipe did not go well, I have very soft biscuits that are burnt in the bottom (baked them at 375° like your recipe said to).

        Ah well, I tried ?

          • I did so I am thinking my calculations for halving your recipe were off. I’m going to redo my calculations and try again ?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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