Friday, February 22, 2008

Cat Crackers

One way to guarantee that you won't snack on what you're baking? Bake something for your pet! There's nothing like a little tuna in the dough to keep you from licking the spoon :) My pet rescue group often participates in local craft fairs for fundraising. We always have tons of goodies for dogs - bandannas, homemade dog cookies, toys, etc. - but rarely anything for the cats. So for an upcoming craft show I decided to make some cat treats for our table. This recipe came from There were many cat treat recipes on the Internet, but I chose this one because it was quick, required only 3 ingredients and called for tuna. What cat can resist tuna? So go ahead and treat your kitty to these crunchy snacks - and let HIM lick the bowl!

Cat Crackers

6 ounces (1 can) undrained tuna packed in water
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into treat sized pieces.

Place on a greased cookie sheet. (I used non-stick cookie sheets and just stirred the treats occasionally while they baked rather than greasing the pans - they came out fine.) Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool.

These treats are Roger approved ;)


Nikki57 said...

I always feel bad because I only make dog treats. Looks like my kitty with be getting some yummy treats in the near future

Trisha said...

that is such a great recipe! i want to try these for our kitties. :o)

Jaime said...

awww, what a great idea! now i feel like i need to make my cat some treats :)

Dori said...

i think my babies are getting a yummy treat soon!

Grumpy's Honeybunch said...

What a great idea! Thank you! Now I can make my cats their treats :-)

Annie said...

This is such a cute idea! I should make these for my kitties. I actually found a whole "cookbook" of kitty treats last time I was at B&N. It was a bit much, but cute nonetheless. I love the pic of your cat enjoying them!

AngiePangie said...

My daughter is going to go nuts when I give her this recipe! She is an animal lover (and her number one baby is her fat-cat, Tyger). I wonder if I can coax her into the kitchen by suggesting she make kitty treats! How fun!

Jennyfer said...

YAY!!! I like to see cat treats for a change.