Cheese Cookies with Cheddar Cheese (Whole Wheat Flour)

These savory cheddar cheese cookies are made with whole wheat flour, cheddar cheese, butter and a few spices.

One day hubby gets an organic handmade cheddar cheese from a shop. The cheese is pure vegetarian and smells so different than regular cheddar cheese.  he tastes it and does not like the taste…

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cheddar cheese biscuits

Trouble for me as I have stopped eating cheese and hubby won’t have it now. I cannot let go of the whole cheese block go waste. Considering one block of organic cheese costs a lot of money. I also cannot add the cheese to his sandwiches or toast.

So I think and think and decide to make these savory whole wheat cheddar cheese cookies.

cheese biscuits ingredients

Am sure if I make anything else with the cheese like bread or croissants or anything… I know it will be just lying in the fridge..

Fortunately for me, the cookies had a wonderful cheesy aroma much different than the original handmade cheese and the hubby ate them nicely without making any faces.

cheddar cheese biscuits

The taste and aroma of a handmade cheese is way different from regular cheese and no animal products like renin are used to culture the cheese.

The vegetarian cheese is cultured with vegetable enzymes. So always check for the details on a packet before buying cheese.

These cheese cookies taste like cheese straws and are a different type altogether than my earlier post on Cheese biscuits. The old post was the American style cheese biscuits which are not crisp but soft like bread.

I have adapted the recipe from my recipe notes and the same recipe with another variation is already on the Cheese straws post.

I made a few cheese straws and many cookies from the dough. They were a bit spicy with lots of red chili powder and black pepper powder.

cheese straw biscuits

Crisp, buttery and smooth cookies make an ideal option with ginger tea or filter coffee. Great for kids as well if you reduce the amount of red chili powder and pepper. Once baked and they are cooled, then store these cookies in an air-tight box or container.

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Cheese Cookies

4.75 from 4 votes
These savory cheddar cheese cookies are made with whole wheat flour, cheddar cheese, butter and a few spices. 
cheddar cheese biscuits recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):18 to 20 cookies
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped cold butter
  • ¼ or ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper - reduce the amount for less heat
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper (kali mirch powder)
  • salt as required


making dough

  • Sift the flour with salt.
  • Add the red chili powder and crushed black pepper. Mix well.
  • Now add the butter to the flour and with knife cut the butter into the flour.
  • Rub with fingertips to make a breadcrumb like mixture with the flour and butter.
  • Add grated cheese and milk and gently form a smooth dough.
  • Don't over knead.

making cheddar cheese Cookies

  • Make some balls from the dough and roll on a board with some dusted flour about half an inch.
  • With a cookie cutter, cut the cookies.
  • You can also make straws. Just that the dough breaks when making straws, but still I made some.
  • Place these cookies on a greased baking tray.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees c for 15-20 minutes or till crisp and well browned.
  • Remove from the pan and place them on a wire rack till they cool.
  • Have these cheddar cheese cookies warm or store them in an air-tight box.


  • For making this for kids, just reduce the amount of spices or you can do away totally with the spices.
  • To make Indian spiced cheese cookies, just add some cumin and carom seeds to the cookies.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Cookies
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 358IU7%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 77mg8%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 6µg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 17mg4%
Phosphorus 88mg9%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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30 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana! I’m a how fan and follower .. could you please post the recipe to make croissants and cream rolls?Thank you.. much love!

    • thanks shweta. sure i will try to add. both croissants and cream rolls have been requested by readers before.

  2. Turned yummy! Yayyy! Thank you!! 🙂5 stars

    • thank you so much olivia 🙂

  3. I tried today…
    Simply delicious…

    • welcome drashti

  4. Looks delicious, Nice pictures…4 stars

    • thanks sumi

  5. Great recipe Dassana …while the taste is great, it did not look the way your pix do:-( ! The biscuits have only browned on the underside. Any reason ? I baked in a Microwave – Convection mode

    • if you keep for some more minutes, they would have got browned from top too.

  6. Thank you for posting this recipe.Can cheddar cheese be substituted with some other cheese that is easily available or can we omit the cheese in the recipe and bake the cookies with the remaining ingredients?

    • dear ashwini, cheddar cheese can be substituted for any cheese. i won’t suggest omitting the cheese as it an important ingredient in the recipe. baking without cheese, would mean altering the proportions of the ingredients which i would not recommend.

  7. Healthy cookies…I am sure the whole house should have smelled great while baking this…As always beautiful clicks…

  8. yum pictures; looks great

  9. wow.. delicious and crispy biscuits… will try this soon… thanks for sharing…

  10. They look yummy cheddar cheese is also lying in my fridge will put them to some optimum use soon 🙂 great clicks my hubby is also fussy!

  11. Oh they look so good… Bookmarking this


  12. Looks absolutely delicious…very tempting biscuits!!

  13. I have a small piece of cheddar cheese which needs to be used up asap and I am making this tomorrow! Looks beautiful.

  14. super delicious

  15. I don’t know why men are so fussy about food. If it tastes good, I eat it happily. But anyway, I guess, in the bargain, you came up with a great biscuit! They look super.

    • even i wonder – why men are so fussy about food. me too, even if some dish even tastes ok, i have it.

  16. biscuits with wheat flour itself is a good healthy choice! Like!

    • Can butter be omitted in the recipe ?

      • no. butter is required in the recipe.

        • Can ghee be used instead of butter?

        • indira, the flavor of ghee might not go well with cheese.

        • Ok 🙂 will try it today with butter..hopefully they like it at home

        • This recipe is excellent for kids, especially for picky eaters. I tried it and came out very well!! Thanks a ton!!

        • glad your kids loved the cheese cookies 🙂 thankyou and you are always welcome.