Last Sunday, I told you all about my kitty, Pippi, and how she broke her leg. I had this recipe before she was hurt, but while she was getting the cast on I HAD to make them. It made me feel better.
You can’t tell this from the photo, but Pippi was trying really hard to get my attention or get me out of the way, so she could get the treats. She really likes them. Unless of course you are my dad who spoils her and gives her too many and then they lose their affect for a while. 🙂
It makes a ton! I have more in another container. And I would probably cut them smaller when I make them again. Pippi has to chomp on them and break them up before she can eat them. These are a wonderful present for any of your feline friends!!
Kitty’s savory treats
- 6 ounce can tuna (water pack)
- skim milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons dried catnip, crushed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with foil; set aside. Drain the tuna, reserving 1/4 cup liquid (if necessary, add skim milk to make 1/4 cup). In a small bowl, combine tuna, the 1/4 cup liquid, oil, and catnip. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Stir the tuna mixture and cheese into the flour mixture until just combined. If necessary, stir in up to 2 tbsp water to moisten dough. Using your hands, form dough into a ball.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle (the shape is not super important). Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the rectangle into 1/2-inch squares (bite size for cats). Place squares in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cookies are still somewhat soft. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Makes about 400 kitty cookies.