Bex’s Mackerel-Parmesan Dog Biscuits, or My First Ever Dog Biscuit Recipe

So now, rather than just “following” somebody else’s directions on making great homemade dog biscuits, I have transmorphed over into the world of actual inventor of dog biscuit recipes. Well, singular – recipe. Because I have only invented this one. So far.

And because you are such faithful and good friends, and you always seem to want more and more recipes, even if they are for dogs, here goes:

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Bex’s Own Mackerel-Parmesan Dog Biscuits


1 cup All Purpose Flour

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1 TBSP Baking Soda

2 TBSP Molasses

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup Corn Meal

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 can (about 4″ x 2″) mackerel

Put all ingredients into a mixer bowl and mix together on medium speed for about 5 minutes. The dough will look very much like cracker crumb mixture, but have faith.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line cookie sheets with SilPat, wax or parchment paper.

Using a small sized scoop, or about a large tablespoon, scoop out each cookie and quickly squeeze it between your two hands til it resembles dough. Then roll it into a ball like a meatball. Place on cookie sheets. They don’t really spread much.

With a fork, press each rounded cookie into a flatter cookie to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch high.

Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Turn oven off and leave biscuits in oven for a while until they cool off a bit. Place biscuits on wire racks to completely cool and harden.

[Note: I score down the center of the biscuit so I can break them in half when I give them out to the puppers. A half of these cookies is enough for one serving.]

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It should be noted that when these cookies are just about done, your house will smell gorgeous! Your dogs will be wanting supper and your husband (or wife as the case may be) will be asking “What’s for supper, hon, it smells so good in here!”

Because now the whole house smells like these cookies and it is definitely a good thing.

My first dog biscuit recipe.


Bex, lover of dogs

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8 Responses to Bex’s Mackerel-Parmesan Dog Biscuits, or My First Ever Dog Biscuit Recipe

  1. mz. em says:

    Those cookies look good enough to eat. I am one who tends to try out all of Bailey’s food just to see what it tastes like. i need to get some corn meal so I can make the cat treats from the recipe you sent to me. Then I can show off my handy work.


  2. Neva Williams says:

    Thanks Bex, I can’t wait to make these!! I bet the two dogs in this house – Maddie & Zoe – will just love them. What a great idea to put mackerel in them. πŸ™‚


  3. Bex says:

    Heh,TT, an astute observation. Actually not too bad. I didn’t handle the mackerel directly, it went from the tin into the mixing bowl directly, but when rolling out the biscuits into balls, of course my hands did get a little “eau d’mackerel” on them. But it washed off ok. The mackerel are in oil anyway and that mitigates the odor a bit.


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    I can’t help it, the very first thing I thought of on seeing the recipe was “but what did your hands smell like after making them?” πŸ˜€


  5. Bex says:

    Hi Beanie, haven’t seen you here before…thanks for writing, and yes, do send me any recipes you like and I will put them here for all to enjoy and use. Thanks!

    These Mackerel biscuits were a big hit. Every morning when I come down for my cuppa, the dogs are there by the cookie-jar pointing up to it whilst I walk around the kitchen, catching my eye, pointing their long pointy noses to the cookie jar, it’s a panic…and then I give them their morning treat. Ahhh… mackerel and parmesan cheese… what more could a puppy-dog want?


  6. Beanie says:

    Oooo I also have a recipe for dog cookies that I will have to dig out and send you…


  7. Bex says:

    I haven’t actually tried one, WendyNC. I was going to try one, seeing as how the ingredients were pretty A.O.K. and certainly wouldn’t hurt me. I even like canned mackerel, however, I didn’t. I was almost waiting for Paul to breeze through and think they were his new cookies, bite into one, and then let me know how they were. Maybe tomorrow I’ll try the teensiest bite, just out of curiosity. The only sweetener in these was the molasses, and I see that used a lot in dog cookies.

    When I gave one each to the dogs earlier, they raved about them between themselves (I can understand dog talk). So I know they are yummi-licious!


  8. WendyNC says:

    Oh, my, those sound as much like people snacks as dog cookies!


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