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Treat your kitty to these all-natural cat treats for his or her birthday, the holidays, or any time that calls for a celebration. Made with tuna, catnip and shredded cheese, these savory homemade cat cookies are sure to be a hit!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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45 mins
20 mins
65 mins
about 400 cat treats


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large cookie sheets with foil; set aside. Drain tuna, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid (if necessary, add broth or milk to measure 1/4 cup). In a small bowl combine tuna, the 1/4 cup reserved liquid, oil, and catnip. In a medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Stir in tuna mixture and cheese. If necessary, stir in up to 2 tablespoons water just until moistened. Form mixture into a ball.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch square. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut into 1/2-inch squares (bite-size for cats). Place squares in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake on separate oven racks for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown, rearranging cookie sheets halfway through baking. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks.


Depending on how much your cat likes catnip, you can add more or less to the cookies (some cats don't respond to catnip). Look for dried catnip at a pet supply store.

To Store:

Place cat treats in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

16 calories; fat 1g; cholesterol 1mg; carbohydrates 2g; protein 1g; vitamin a 7.7IU; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 3.4mcg; sodium 11mg; potassium 10mg; calcium 6mg; iron 0.1mg.