Gingerbread men dog biscuit recipe

by | Jun 16, 2013 | 37 comments

A homemade travel sickness rememdy for dogs

Add ginger to biscuits and you can make a delicious dog treat.  Ginger has been known for a long time to be very effective in combating motion sickness in dogs as well as people.  These biscuits are easy to make and dogs think they are very tasty whether they’re traveling or not!  Because we are making gingerbread men, I’m using a gingerbread man biscuit cutter, you can buy here if you need one.



  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 85g peanut butter
  • 60ml hot water
  • 10 grams ground ginger
  • 2 grams cinnamon


  • 6oz self raising flour
  • 3oz of peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


peanut butter in mixing bowl

Add 85g (3oz) of peanut butter to a bowl!

adding hot water to mixing bowl

Add 4 tablespoons of hot water to bowl

peanut butter and water mix

Give it a good mix

nosey dogs

Already the dogs are wondering what's getting made...

add flour to bowl

Add 170g (6oz) of self raising flour to bowl

adding ginger to mixing bowl

Add two teaspoons of ginger

adding cinnamon to mixing bowl

Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

dog biscuit dough ball

Now add a little water, just enough to make a dough, roll up your sleeves and really mix

rolled out dough

Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and preheat oven to 200°C

raw biscuits on baking tray

Cut out biscuits and place on baking tray

cooked dog biscuits

Cook for 15-20 mins until golden brown

feeding dog a homemade dog biscuit

Give to dog! Very tasty!

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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Neil Fleet
2 months ago

Hi Jamie – do you happen to know if the quantity stays the same if I use ground ginger instead of fresh?

Neil Fleet
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Shanks

Great – first batch made in time for a playdate this weekend, and so far they’re a hit!

Neil Fleet
2 months ago
Reply to  Neil Fleet

Waiting (sort of) patiently for a second one…

Melanie Jenkinson
8 months ago

Just took a batch of these out of the oven. They look lovely. Will let you know what my doggos think later.

Sharon Markey
2 years ago

I love these lovely biscuits for my five dogs and they definitely love them ?????

Norma Price
3 years ago

Can I freeze the ginger bread men ?

4 years ago

My dog was not keen, wouldn’t eat them.

Samantha Balfre
4 years ago

just found your recipes loads to try am going to make various biscuits to help raise money for a dog rescue, can you substitute the self raising flour for wholemeal flour ?

4 years ago

Only just found you but have made these twice now and my dog adores them. So do I – they’re so easy to do – and I know exactly what’s in them rather than shop bought ‘lottery’ treats. This time as I made them she was laying by my feet – I think she knew!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Howard farley
5 years ago

Hi Jamie,

I have just made a batch of these for Kobi our Cockapoo and he loves them. They are simplicity in themselves to make, thanks for sharing it ? ? Howard & Kobi