Cheesy dog biscuits

by | Sep 17, 2011 | 29 comments

Homemade dog biscuits

So with these cheese dog treats the key is to roll them out thin, cut them out small and cook them quick!  Nice with a strong cheese taste!

I’ve been checking out dog biscuit recipes online.  They vary so much and it’s difficult to find a similar theme with many looking like they are being cooked for humans rather than dogs.  Anyway, in the house I’ve got some plain flour, butter and I thought I’d use fresh Parmesan cheese which I’m hoping will add a nice flavour to the biscuits.  I’m also using some garlic to add to the flavour.


300g of plain flour, 1 crushed garlic clove (Isn’t garlic bad for dogs?), 150g of fresh Parmesan cheese, About 150-200ml of cream, 50g of butter


Our Ingredients!

Our Ingredients!

add flour to bowl

Add 300g of plain flour to a bowl

add parmesan cheese

Add 150g of Parmesan cheese and the butter (softened)

make a dough ball

Add 150ml of cream and 1 crushed garlic. Now knead into a dough ball.  If too dry add a bit more cream.

roll out dough

Preheat your oven to 190°C. Roll out dough nice and thin!

dog biscuits on baking tray

Using a small cutter, cut out biscuits and prick with fork. Cook for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.

cooked cheese dog biscuits

Cheesy dog biscuits done!

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 entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 


  1. I understood that any dairy products were bad for dogs but you use not only cheese but milk in your dog recipes. Is this ok to do?

    • Dogs are generally lactose intolerant. Lactose is in milk but not cream so using cheese and cream are both fine.

  2. Just made some buiscuits along the lines of this recipe but using dried liver (blitzed to be fine crumbs) and substituted quark (fat free soft cheese) for the cream. Anyone used quark before? Any bad reactions from your furry friends? My two dachshunds are waiting to do the taste test. Hope they like them.

  3. Could I possibly find out which type of cream you prefer to use with these? I would like to make them but don’t want to get the recipe too wrong. Thanks in advance 🙂

  4. In any case I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I’m hoping you write again very soon!

  5. Just wondering what the shelf life is for these kind of treats? are they able to last for weeks/months if stored in a cool dry container?

  6. no, garlic is good fro dogs and can provent worms if you put it in one of there meals a day.

  7. My dog is lactose intolerant can I replace the cheese cream and butter for lactofree

  8. When is the butter suppose to be used? Its not in the method xx

    • I thought the same thing about the butter was quite surprised that nobody else picked up on that I added 50g of butter in with flower, my biscuits turned ok out but would still liked to know the Answer .

    • Sorry!

      I’ve fixed it. Add it (softened) with the cheese.

    • Butter is mentioned when adding the cheese

    • Yeah, is that ok? 50g of butter is added along with the 150g of Parmesan cheese as mentioned.


  9. hi im just concerned if these will be ok for dogs tummies? .. i’ve read that dogs are lactose intolerant and i always thought butter was a huge no no due to salt content and the amount of milk in it, thank you (i’m overly protective and concerned about my two furbabies lol)

  10. thank you hun thank you for all the replys my 6 doggie will love x

  11. hi i found you website awesome i was wondering if i could use plain white flour or self raising and if i can use that flour with your banana bombs and liver cupcakes xx

    • Hi Josie! Yeah, white self raising flour is fine.

  12. Hi I was just wondering how many treats this recipe made?

    • Hi Ellie!

      Well that depends on how thick dough is, what size cutter you use etc. I got around 30-40 biccies with this lot.

  13. Hi Jamie! I really want to try this recipe but can I use regular flour?

    • He Jea. Do you mean self raising flour?

  14. Great biscuits work well with grated cheddar & stewed apples instead of cream.

    Liver cake & liver biscuits also a big hit with Tess.

    • Thanks Liz! Great idea! I’ve been not happy with this recipe because the cream gives biccies very short shelf life but will give apples a go!

  15. Please, please, please tell my owner where you source your amazing biscuit cutters – these doggie shaped ones and the gingerbread men



    PS the sardine oatcake treats were brill!

    • Hi Brady!

      Well, the doggy shape biscuit cutter was given to me by a friend and I have no idea where she got it from but ebay sell similar type. The gingerbread cutter came in a pack of plastic cutters I bought in the local hardware shop. 🙂 Thanks, the sardine oatcakes are a favourite for a lot of people’s dogs!

  16. Hi, what is the shelf life of these biscuits if they were in a glass jar and possibly refrigerated? I am planning on making them for some pooches for christmas but dont want to make loads if they wont last long enough!

    • Hi Emily. I’m afriad the shelf life is the shortest of the biscuits on this website. I’m making biccies for clients tonight as this is my last week and also am using glass jars. I’m making the gingerbread man recipe, but the gluten free dog treats are good too.


  17. We have just made these for my daughter’s stall to raise money for guide dogs. Do you think they will freeze if she oesnt sell them all?

    • Hi Beth, if you can freeze them quickly after cooking then that’s fine.

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