Dutch Cheese Biscuits

Dutch Cheese Biscuits


My maternal grandparents live in a quaint, western-Michigan town known as Holland.


When I say it is quaint, I mean that it is the best town I have ever visited.


I would almost be convinced to move there if it did not snow.


Maybe I will make it my summer home.


When I try to associate foods with Holland, I am always brought back to Mickey Mouse pancakes, lil’ smokies, macaroni-and-cheese, and lime sherbet–the delicious foods that my grandma served when I visited her house every summer.


Unlike me, most people associate the Dutch with cheese and apples.

To be honest, I did not expect this recipe to taste good.  I was inspired by this recipe, but I made a number of adjustments based on what I had.  For example:

  • I reduced the measurements to snack-size (I didn’t want thirty cookies laying around if i didn’t like them).
  • I used Swiss cheese instead of Gouda.
  • Whole wheat pastry flour was substituted in for white flour.
  • I added a teaspoon of water to bind the dough together.


I greatly feared that all my adjusting would ruin the recipe.  In fact, I almost chose to forgo any picture taking because I thought it would be a waste of time.


I was wrong.


Just take my word for it; you don’t want to miss out on these mild, cheesy, crispy biscuits.

Dutch Cheese Biscuits

*This recipe serves one.  For the original recipe, click here.


  • 1 oz. cheese (Gouda is recommended, but I used Swiss)
  • 2 and 1/4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • water (as needed)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine all ingredients (besides water) in a food processor and grind until a crumbly dough forms.  Add water if necessary.
  • Cover and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator and roll dough onto a floured surface.  Continue flattening and spreading dough until it is about  1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and transfer to a cookie sheet.
  • Bake approximately 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Eat and enjoy!


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