Can dogs eat biscoff cookies?

Does your dog come running when they hear you open a package of Biscoff cookies? Those caramelized, cinnamon-y biscuits are pretty irresistible. But can dogs safely enjoy Biscoff cookies, or should they be reserved for human treat time? This article explores whether dogs can eat Biscoff cookies and how to do so safely.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ?

Originally called โ€œSpeculoos,โ€ when created in 1932, Biscoff cookies originated in Belgium. These gingerbread-flavored biscuits are known for their sweet taste, crisp texture, and distinct brown sugar notes. The main ingredients in Biscoff are:

  • Wheat flour โ€“ Typically safe for dogs in moderation.
  • Sugar โ€“ Provides sweetness but no nutritional value.
  • Butter โ€“ Adds moisture but is high in saturated fat.
  • Brown sugar syrup โ€“ Creates chewy texture.
  • Spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg.

The brand name Biscoff has become synonymous with European speculoos cookies. But should dogs be enjoying these human treats too?

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ ๐ฌ?

The primary ingredients in plain Biscoff like flour, butter and sugar are not toxic to dogs. So the occasional cookie is unlikely to make a healthy dog sick. However, Biscoff provides minimal nutritional benefits and contains considerable sugar and fat. Too many cookies could lead to obesity, dental disease, or digestive issues. Moderation and portion control are vital when feeding any treats to dogs.

๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ ๐ฌ

While a single Biscoff cookie wonโ€™t harm most dogs, regular overconsumption could potentially lead to:

  • Obesity โ€“ Biscoff are high in fat/calories with little nutrition. Weight gain may occur if overfed.
  • Dental disease โ€“ Sugar erodes tooth enamel and causes cavities.
  • Diarrhea or vomiting โ€“ High fat content can cause gastrointestinal upset.
  • Allergies โ€“ Ingredients like wheat or milk may trigger allergic reactions in some dogs.
  • Chocolate toxicity โ€“ Chocolate chip Biscoff can cause poisoning in dogs.

Consult your vet if your dog has any negative reaction after eating Biscoff.

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๐…๐ž๐ž๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐†๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

To safely allow dogs the occasional Biscoff cookie:

  • Avoid chocolate chip or chocolate-coated varieties to prevent toxicity.
  • Break cookies into bite-sized pieces before feeding.
  • Limit to a maximum of 1-2 small cookies daily, relative to your dogโ€™s size.
  • Mix crumbled cookies into their main meals for portion control.
  • Brush teeth after eating to remove residual sugar coating teeth.

๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž ๐€๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ

For dogs who love crunchy, sweet treats, consider these healthier cookie alternatives:

  • Commercial dog biscuits with limited, natural ingredients.
  • Baked goodies using dog-friendly foods like pumpkin, bananas or peanut butter.
  • Dental chews to satisfy chewing urge while reducing tartar.
  • Fruits and vegetables like baby carrots for nutritious crunch.


In moderation, plain Biscoff cookies appear to be safe for most dogs to consume occasionally as a treat. However, their low nutritional value means portions must be restricted to prevent obesity and other health issues. Check with your veterinarian before introducing any new human foods, including Biscoff cookies, into your dogโ€™s diet.


๐: ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ ๐ฌ?

A: No, any Biscoff cookie with chocolate chips or a chocolate coating should be avoided as chocolate is toxic to dogs.

๐: ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ?

A: No, Biscoff cookies are not recommended for puppies under one year old. Puppies have different nutritional needs.

๐: ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐ ?

A: The portion size depends on your dogโ€™s weight, but a maximum of 1-2 small cookies per day is a general guideline. Always break cookies into pieces before feeding.

๐: ๐ƒ๐จ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐๐จ๐ โ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ก?

A: The high sugar content can contribute to dental disease by feeding bacteria that erode tooth enamel.

๐: ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐๐ข๐š๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐๐จ๐ ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž๐ฌ?

A: Likely not, as the sugar and carbohydrates can disrupt regulated blood sugar levels. Always consult your vet first.

Sufiyan Ali is a canine nutrition expert with over 3 years of experience researching dog foods. I read books on providing dogs a healthy, balanced diet. Now I love to share my knowledge about dogs diet with you.

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