Chicken and Cheddar Dog Biscuits

Happy 3rd birthday to my Yorkshire Terrier, Hemingway! Hemingway was born April 11, 2009 and has managed to wiggle his way right into our hearts. Andrew surprised me with this little yorkie for our first wedding anniversary in June 20o9. I was so excited! At the time Andrew was not a dog lover, in fact, not having a dog growing up he just thought they were smelly, dirty animals that had no place in the house. Well let me tell you, things change! 😀  It didn’t even take one day before Andrew was completely attached to Hemingway. Now Hemingway (and our other dog Winston) go everywhere with us. They love going on long hikes, playing fetch, basking in the sun and chasing birds in the backyard. To say our dogs are spoiled is an understatement. We regularly take them to doggie daycare to socialize with other dogs, make homemade dog treats, and they even sleep in our bed. Yes, I would say that they have the life, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Since today is his third birthday I made him some of these Chicken and Cheddar Dog Biscuits. Both Hemingway and Winston went crazy over these treats!

Hemingway waiting patiently for his treat!

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Chicken and Cheddar Dog Biscuits

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  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a large bowl, combine boiling water, oats and butter. Stir briefly and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the cornmeal, sugar, chicken bouillon, milk, cheese, and egg to the oat mixture and mix well. Stir in the whole wheat flour, one cup at a time, until a stiff dough is formed.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead, adding additional flour if necessary, until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Working with one half at a time, roll out the dough out with a rolling pin to ½-inch thickness. Cut into desired sizes depending on the size of your dog and place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Yields: 24 large biscuits or 110 small biscuits
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker via Pennies on a Platter, Originally from Allrecipes

Looking for more dog treats that your furry friend will love? Here are some of Hemingway and Winston’s favorite homemade dog treats:

 Peanut Butter Delight Pupcakes

 Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

 Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

 Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits

Hemingway and Winston waiting patiently for their treat!

20 Responses to “Chicken and Cheddar Dog Biscuits”

  1. #
    Darci Bodin — April 11, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Super cute puppies – I’m sharing this with all my coworkers

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    thekalechronicles — April 11, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Hearts and flowers for the dogs! So cute.

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    katperez427 — April 11, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh I definitely need to try this for my dogs birthday in August!!

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    Caroline — April 11, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, Hemingway is adorable!!

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    cravesadventure — April 11, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Some little cutie pies want a cookie or two:)

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    Chica Andaluza — April 11, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    Ok, so you know that we were all completely distracted by your super cute dogs don´t you?! I think my Luna and Alfi would love to meet them. They´d also love the biscuits too :)

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    ChgoJohn — April 11, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    Your “Boys” look great together! I’m going to add this recipe to my collection. I buy very few biscuits for Max now, preferring to make his treats here at home. At least now I know exactly what he’s eating.

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — April 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Look at that dog. It’s hair is so shiny. It’s no dirty backyard beast. Happy Birthday and what a great recipe.

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    Bluejellybeans — April 12, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    Happy Birthday Hemingway!! :)

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    Just A Smidgen — April 12, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I’ve thought now and then of making dog biscuits.. and now I sure will!

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    wendy@chezchloe — April 12, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    I miss our pooch! He passed last January. These biscuits are so sweet. Just better keep them off the kitchen counter! They would make great little dog lover gifts.

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    Amy — April 12, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    Awwww, what a cute (and clean!) doggy you have :) How sweet of you to celebrate his bday with some special treats!

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    Rach @ This Italian Family — April 12, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Ooh Oreo would love these!

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    Texaslifemilitarywife — April 17, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Your doggies are so cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think I’m going to try it for my Louis Da Vinci! I think he would love them.

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    leighgoodstuff — April 19, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    haha, I might try these! my border terrier would love them!

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    Lisa B — September 11, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    My daughters & I just made these for my 5-yr.-old chihuahua, Buster, and he LOVES them. We are also going to give some away to our neighbor doggies as gifts. We followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect. The whole house smells good, too! Great recipe and fun to make!

    • Christina replied: — September 13th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

      Yay! I am so happy to hear that your dog loved them as much as mine do! :)

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    Sandy — February 10, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    I wondered how long these biscuits will last. Do they need to be refrigerated?

    • Christina replied: — February 19th, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

      They don’t need to be refrigerated. If you store them in an airtight container they will stay fresh for up to two weeks. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

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