Time to pamper your pooch with these homemade cheese treats for dogs. It’s so easy to make a big batch, for your furry best friend!
Cheddar Cheese Dog Biscuits Recipe
Skip the store-bought puppy treats, and make up a big batch of these cheesy biscuits for your best friend!
These have been taste-tested by our chief dog treat tester and they were extremely popular! The peanut butter cookies are our ultimate dog treat recipe classic which you must try as well.
Don’t forget your cats! Be sure to try my tuna and catnip and 3 ingredient cat treats.
Why You’ll Love this Cheese Dog Treat Recipe:
- QUICK AND EASY: It only takes about 20 minutes to make a large batch before they get baked in the oven.
- SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You only need three basic ingredients to make these dog snacks!
- HEALTHY: Made with natural and healthy ingredients, you can feel good about giving these to your puppy.
How to make Cheddar Dog Treats
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- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.
How long do they keep?
Once your cheese biscuits have cooled, place them in an airtight container and they will keep well for around 2 months.
Can you freeze them?
Yes! This recipe makes a batch of 60 treats, so it’s a great idea to freeze them. Just pop them into a container or freezer bag and they will keep well for 3-4 months.
Thaw the cheesy dog biscuits at room temperature before giving to your pooch.
How many treats can you give?
These are treats, so should be given as such and shouldn’t replace your dogs’ main meals. One or two a day is plenty.
- You can use any size or shape of cookie cutter for this recipe. If you choose to make your treats thinker than ¾-inch you may need to cook a few minutes longer. The treats should be crunchy all the way through.
- This dough reminds me a bit of bread in that you really need to knead it for a while to get all the ingredients combined. I used my hands to do this, but you could also break out the stand mixer and let that do the work for you!
These cheese dog treats are a hit with puppies big and small. So easy to make and guaranteed lots of tail wags!
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Mine came out dark colored rather than light tan like photo. I did use whole wheat flour.
Whole wheat flour is much darker in color than unbleached or bleached all-purpose flour. It also darkens up significantly more as it bakes, so that would be why your treats look different!
This came together easily and I appreciated the the reference to bread dough. Using one hand in a kneading type of mixing worked well. Though peanut butter seems to be a universal love, one of our rescues won’t eat her dinner without shredded or chucked cheese on top. I couldn’t upload a photo but mine wasn’t special. I just used a pizza cutter.
I’m so happy to hear your pups enjoyed this recipe, Grace!
Great for pups of all ages
So happy to hear your pups loved them, John!
My pups can’t have any grain, oats, or rice. Any idea what the ratio for almond and or coconut flour would be? Thanks!
Hi there, if you measure using grams, you can simply use an equal amount! It would be about 3.5 cups of almond flour!
I made this. My dogs love them!
So cute! I love the star shape!
Would I be able to sub the water with a low sodium beef broth? These look easy and wonderful!
Sure, as long as it doesn’t have any onion!
My four beautiful dogs absolutely love them. And you know what? I kinda do as well!
Love to hear it, Dave!
Can I grind up oatmeal and use oatmeal flour instead of whole wheat
I’ve not tried that before, but I think it could work!
Yes, you can. Wheat to oat is a 1:1 ratio. I never use wheat flour, I always use oat just as a personal preference (I have a pet treat business). Just avoid using AP flour if you can for pet treats. Nutritionally, there’s no point in using it. You can use almost any flour as long as you calculate the ratio differences.
I saw a recipe using pumpkin puree. I’m thinking oatmeal and pumpkin would make a healthy snack. What about sweet potatoes? I’m just considering what is in my pantry and what is healthy for my diabetic husband. What would be a nono other than onion? Penelope is waiting…
I do have a sweet potato dog treat recipe (click here!)
I did this and they worked out just fine.
Becky I would love to make these but just wondering if I used all purpose flour would it make a difference?
You can absolutely use all-purpose flour. Wheat flour is more nutritionally complete for dogs, though!
What kind of shredded cheese should i use in this recipe? IS any kind fine?
I recommend cheddar in this recipe, but you could use a different cheese if you prefer (as long as it doesn’t have any added ingredients or spices). I like to shred from a block, but pre-shredded also works well.