Christmas is a great time to flex your cooking skills and create a feast fit for your feline friend. Your cat will go crazy over a spread of delectable homemade treats. They’re not only delicious but also nutritious. Here are 6 Christmas cat treats recipes. guaranteed to spread some cheer for the feline kind.
1. Cheesy Christmas Treats
Recipe by: http://www.cowboyway.com/Recipes/HomemadeCatTreats.htm
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup water, more or less
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup plain yoghurt, (can use vanilla yogurt or sour cream)
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup flour (preferably white whole wheat)Note: We used white whole wheat
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, mix the cheeses with the yoghurt. Once they are well-combined, add the cornmeal and flour.
- Add water just enough to create a kneadable dough.
- Form the dough into a ball and roll it out about 1/4 inch thick square or rectangle.
- Cut the dough into small pieces (about an inch) and place them on a greased baking sheet or cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 25 minutes.
2. Delectable Mackerel Munchies
Recipe by: https://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/1231/Holy-Mackerel-Cat-Treats92697.shtml
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (alternatively, you can use bacon grease)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup canned mackerel, drained, crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon brewer’s yeast, optional
- 1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Place treats one inch apart on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes.
- Let the biscuits cool and store in the refrigerator.
3. Meatless Cat Treats with Catnip
Recipe by: https://www.messforless.net/catnip-cat-treats-recipe/
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 tablespoon catnip
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup wheat flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 5 oz tuna in water drained
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a parchment paper, line a cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well-incorporated.
- Form the mixture into a dough. Knead it until it turns sticky.
- Place the dough on a floured surface. Tear off small pieces of the dough
- Roll the small pieces of dough into small balls.
- Flatten the dough into coin-size pieces and place them on the parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
- Serve once the treats have completely cooled.
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4. Organic Spinach and Chicken Cat Treats
Recipe by: https://www.popsugar.com/pets/Homemade-Organic-Cat-Treats-30776974
- 1 cup organic quick-cooking oats
- 1 organic brown egg
- 1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon organic catnip
- 1/2 pound organic chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
- 1/4 cup flour
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Steam the chicken until cooked. Cool for 20 minutes.
- Place the catnip, spinach leaves, oats, egg, and chicken in a blender. The mixture should have a chunky but also smooth texture once it is taken out of the blender.
- In a bowl, add flour to the mixture. (Optional: Add salt or sugar)
- Knead the dough and place it on a flour-dusted work surface.
- Create a ½ inch think rectangle from the dough using a rolling pin.
- Form small shapes out of the flattened dough.
- Place the treats on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven,
- Allow the tasty cat treats to cool before giving to your cat.
5. Crunchy Salmon Cat Treat
Recipe by: https://joythebaker.com/2015/02/homemade-salmon-oat-cat-treats/
1 cup oat flour
1 egg, large
1 can (5 ounces) unsalted pink salmon in water, drained (Alternative: tuna)
1 tablespoon dried catnip
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse until you have a flour.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Combine drained salmon, oat flour, egg, olive oil and catnip in a food processor or blender. Pulse until mixture is thick, pliable and not too sticky.
4. Roll dough into 1/2 teaspoon balls. Then, place on the prepared cookie sheet and press marks onto each cookie ball with a fork.
5. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until slightly brown and dry on top.
6. Let it cool completely.
7. Store in the refrigerator for up to seven days.
6. Fruity Cranberry and Catnip Biscuits
Recipe by: https://www.allroadsleadtothe.kitchen/2015/05/homemade-chicken-cranberry-cat-treats.html
- 1 heaping cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon dried catnip
- 1 egg, large
- 2 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons dried cranberries (unsweetened)
- 4 ounces cooked plain chicken (chopped)chopped small
- Using a food processor, pulse the oats until you get a powder-like consistency (oat flour).
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Blend the dried cranberries and the oat flour until they are finely ground.
- Combine the remaining ingredients into the food processor and pulse until incorporated.
- Line two flat baking pans with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough into 1/4 teaspoon-sized balls and flatten them using your finger.
- Line them up on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let the biscuits cool completely.
- Store the biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge. They can be stored for up to 5 days.