8 Cookies Recipes for Cats (Also Using Catnip)
What is better than cooking with the passion for the one you love?
Please note: weights are expressed in grams (100 gr = 3,52 oz) and liquids in milliliters (100 ml = 3,38 oz).
1. Cookies With Tuna and Cornmeal
- 170 gr of pureed tuna
- 125 gr of wheat flour (1 cup)
- 125 gr of cornmeal (1 cup)
- 1 beaten egg
- 80 ml of water (1/2 cup)
Put wheat flour and cornmeal into a bowl, then add the beaten egg, water and pureed tuna.
Mix the ingredients until the mixture is compact.
Roll it out with a rolling pin and cut out the biscuits with a knife or with shapes.
Bake the cookies at 180° C for 20 minutes.
Let cool before serving to your feline friend.
2. Tuna Crunchers (With Catnip)
Prepare the following ingredients:
- 280 grams of tuna in water (1 cup)
- 250 grams of wheat flour (2 cups)
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 tablespoons of catnip
Puree the tuna and mix all the ingredients, to a firm dough.
Roll it out on a work surface flattening it with your hands and cut out cookies with a pizza cutter.
Bake the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper for 10-13 minutes at 180 degrees.
Keep them in the refrigerator.
3. Cat Treats
Consider these cookies as a “reward” for your four-legged friends.
Be sure to prepare:
- 180 grams of wheat flour (1 1/2 cup)
- one-half teaspoon of catnip
- 120 ml of milk
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 egg
Pour into a bowl the wheat flour and catnip.
Apart mix the egg, honey, milk and melted butter.
Combine all ingredients and mix to form a firm dough.
If necessary, add a little bit more of flour.
Roll out the dough, cut out the cookies and bake at 180° C for about 20 minutes.
You can store the cookies in a vacuum container or freezer.
4. Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats
Here is a recipe for crispy cookies for your cat, to keep in a glass jar.
This is what you are going to need:
- 140 grams of drained tuna
- 125 grams of oat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of dried catnip
Put all the ingredients in the mixer or in a bowl.
Blend all of them, or in alternative, just the tuna, adding then little by little the flour.
Mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture, to be spread with a rolling pin.
Cut out the biscuits and bake at 180° C for 10-12 minutes.
Keep them up to a week in a vacuum container, for storing in the refrigerator.
5. Homemade Cat Cookies
Here is another recipe to please your four-legged friends.
- 170 grams of canned tuna, undrained
- 40 grams of cornmeal
- 40 grams of wheatgerm
- 40 grams of whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Puree the tuna, pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork, until a firm dough.
Roll out the biscuits with a rolling pin, cut them with a knife or with the molds and bake at 180° C for 15-20 minutes.
Keep them in the refrigerator in a vacuum container.
6. Chicken Flavored Cat Treats
This recipe is for cookies with chicken.
Here what you are going to need:
- 250 grams of chicken cooked and shredded
- 120 ml of chicken broth
- 130 grams of wheat flour
- 150 grams of cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Pour all the ingredients listed in a bowl, stir to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, cut out the cookies and bake at 180° C for 20 minutes.
Keep cookies for cats in the refrigerator up to a week.
You can even decide to freeze a part of them.
7. Cheese Biscuits for Cats
To prepare the cheese cookies for your cats you will need:
- 100 grams of wheat flour
- 100 grams of whole wheat flour
- 100 grams of chopped cheese, Cheddar or Emmental type
- 50 g of corn flour
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Pour in a bowl the flour, cheese and oil.
Mix and pour with water little by little, until the mixture is easy to work, to be spread with a rolling pin.
Cut out cookies with a knife and cook in the oven at 180° C for 15-20 minutes.
This recipe does not contain eggs.
8. Tuna & Nori Cat Treats
Here is the last recipe of this article, for treats with tuna and nori:
- 170 grams of canned tuna
- 60 grams of whole wheat flour
- 30 g of cornmeal
- 5 tablespoons of nori (dried seaweed)
Puree the tuna in a bowl and add all other ingredients.
Stir to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
Roll out with a rolling pin and cut out the biscuits with the molds.
Bake in oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes until seeing golden brown biscuits.
I hope you enjoyed these recipes (and so your beloved kitties).
As you noticed a few of them need catnip as one of the ingredients.
It seems that Nepeta Cataria is good for many uses! 🙂
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