12/18/2012 03:36 EST | Updated 02/17/2013 05:12 EST

Gingerbread biscuits are perfect way for dogs to finish off holiday meals

Here is a simple recipe for gingerbread biscuits that should make you a hit with your dogs during the holidays.



Every pet is different, so please check with your vet to see if this recipe is suitable for your dog.

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Makes 24 biscuits

3 cups whole-wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup water

Heat the oven to 325 F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon. Mix in the oil, molasses and water, then let rest for 15 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using holiday-themed or bone-shaped cookie cutters, cut out cookies, rerolling the dough scraps and cutting out more as able. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, then bake until firm, about 20 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet, then store in an airtight container.

(Recipe from Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine)