Sinkyone's Favorite
Cheese Bones

Sinky really loved these bones, probably because they are made with two of his favorite foods: garlic and lots of CHEESE! They are very easy to make. Toby and Penny like them too. We hope that your dog enjoys them!

(This recipe makes twelve, 4" cookie bones.)

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1+1/4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of finely chopped basil
  • 2 Tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (we used Olive Oil)
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons of water


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine the flour, cheese, herbs and vegetable (olive) oil in a bowl or in the mixing bowl of a food processor. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of large breadcrumbs. With the mixer still running, slowly add water until the mixture forms a ball. (If you're not using a mixer, just gradually stir in the water). If the mixture is still too dry to form a ball, add a little more water, one teaspoon at a time.

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll out each piece to approximately 1/2" thickness and shape it into a dogbone shape with your hands. You can also make a cardboard pattern of a 4" long dog bone, or use a dog bone cookie cutter or trace a store-bought dog biscuit, but shaping them with your hands is fastest and eliminates any waste as it's best not to re-roll the left-over scraps from each piece. Transfer the "bones" to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottom of the cookie bones are lightly browned. If your bones are thicker, cook them a little longer. Carefully transfer the bones to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container.

Adapted from a recipe by Nancie Gensler

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