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So easy to decorate and so delicious to eat, these gingerbread dog cookies will become your favorite Christmas cookie recipe.

Christmas is so incredibly close and we cannot wait! Today is my first official day of break and I am so happy to be home. With this time off, I can finally post these fun and delicious gingerbread dog cookies that we made a few weeks back. In our home, the discussion of a dog comes up quite frequently. The discussion is usually one-sided and I know that having a dog for a pet will probably not happen any time soon. Nevertheless, I am persistent and love to ask Dan when a furry little friend might live in our house. In a sweet attempt to persuade him, I made these adorable and fun cookies! Unfortunately, they did not work. However, they were super fun to create and eat. SO easy to decorate and so delicious to eat, these gingerbread dog cookies will become your favorite Christmas cookie recipe.




 

Gingerbread Dog Cookies




With our new home, we are starting to think more and more of traditions that we can add to our list of holiday festivities. Every year we exchange presents just the two of us, drive and look at Christmas lights and now we have a new tradition to add! Baking cookies. We all know how notoriously bad I am at baking anything. However, these fool proof cookies came out with absolutely no hiccups. It was so simple to mix, cut and bake each adorable cookie. Better than that, it was so much fun to decorate adorable little Christmas sweaters that are perfectly festive for sweet gingerbread dogs.




 

Gingerbread Dog Cookies

For another super simple holiday cookie recipe, click here.

 

Gingerbread Dog Cookies




After I surprised Dan with these dog gingerbread cookies, he thought my attempt was pretty hysterical. While we still do not have a four-legged friend, we did enjoy devouring every bite of these scrumptious dog cookies. Putting my own touch on each little, sweet sweater was so much fun, and was basically foolproof decorating. If you are cookie decorating challenged like me, then you will love how simple it is to arrange sprinkles on top of fondant. It doesn’t get any easier than that!




Gingerbread Dog Cookies

If you want something different this year to decorate with your kids, look no further! Whether or not you have a dog, you will love making these super cute sweaters for gingerbread pups. In just a few simple steps, you will have a batch of cookies that you and your kids will not be able to resist this Christmas. I also know, that Santa will not be able to resist them either!




Gingerbread Dog Cookies

Gingerbread Dog Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/3 cup Shortening, melted
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 container Fondant, white
  • Holiday Sprinkles of Choice

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.
  2. In another mixing bowl, mix together the shortening, brown sugar, molasses, water, egg, and vanilla until thoroughly mixed. Slowly combine the two bowls by stirring in the dry ingredients into the wet until they are completely blended. Divide dough into 2 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flour a cutting surface and roll the dough out. Using a dog cookie cutter, cut out the shape into the dough until 2 dozen dog cookies are made. Place cookies a 1/2 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Roll out the fondant and cut a shape of a small rectangle using a knife. Press the dough onto each cookie to make it resemble a sweater. Use fingers to smooth the sweater shape. Decorate with sprinkles. Enjoy!
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