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Soft Gingerbread Doggy Cookies

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Soft Gingerbread Doggy Cookies (for humans). Healthier than most gingerbread cookies, I would think. And yet so very more-ish! ☺

Through making this I've learnt how important eye placement is.. Some of them look really funny lols. A couple of them remind me of Hello Kitty too! Haha.
This cute doggy shape is inspired by my Instagram friend, @leesamantha, who makes incredible food art!! ♡

They're made by placing a light brown heart over two dark brown (chocolate) hearts.
Soft Gingerbread Doggy Cookies
Makes about 30, depending on size
  • Dry
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour (I used spelt)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • Wet
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses sugar (solid; if using liquid molasses reduce amount of water)
  • 1/4 cup water/milk
  • *I find these cookies sweet, but of you've got a sweet tooth you can replace some or all of the water with a liquid sweetener
  • Dog Ears
  • 2 tbsp cocoa/carob powder (I used 1 tbsp of each)
  • 1 tbsp water 
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Whisk together the next 4 ingredients well and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix well until a stiff dough is formed.
  3. If making them dog-shaped: to 2/3 of the dough knead in the cocoa/carob powder and 1 tbsp water if needed. Leave the other 1/3 dough as is.
  4. Place both doughs separately in covered bowls in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Lightly flour a clean surface. Roll out the dark brown dough to about 2-3mm thick. (For less soft cookies, roll them thinner) Cut into heart shapes. Lay out hearts in pairs, side by side on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Roll out the light brown dough. Cut into heart shapes. Slightly stretch them sideways and press onto the dark brown heart pairs.
  7. Use the remaining dark brown dough for the eyes and nose. Poke holes in the cheeks with a skewer.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 deg C for 10-15 mins. Cool and enjoy!

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