Introduction: Tuna Cookies for Cats

My cats love these cookies... you'll have to find a save place to store them!

Step 1: Ingredients

1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 small can tuna
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 tablespoon parsley

Step 2: The Dough

Mix all ingredients. Roll small balls of dough. Place the small balls on a baking tray.

Step 3: Bake

Bake the cookies in your oven at 200 degrees celsius ( 400 fahrenheit) for 20 minutes. Cool down.

Step 4: Storage

Keep them out of reach of your cat...

Comments

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3barton (author)2016-09-04

can i subtitute sunflower oil with palm oil or margarine/butter?

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JamesW113 (author)2016-01-01

My cat liked them but my dogs liked them more LOL?

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JamesW113 (author)2016-01-01

My cat liked them but I could tell my dogs liked them more LOL ?

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fborile (author)2014-05-04

Hi !

We tried your recipe but the balls were hard as stone (even the dog could not eat them). We used olive oil instead of the sunflower oil, is it because of that ?

Thanks xxx

*Whasawa, semper patris*

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BethV (author)fborile2014-12-13

Maybe they were over-mixed. Developing the gluten too much will lead to tough, not tender, baked goods. I don't think it was the substitution; I use olive oil all the time in bread doughs like this and it doesn't drastically change the texture.

@Madame_soleil : About how long do you mix the dough in this recipe, and what's the texture supposed to be like for the properly developed dough (smooth and satiny, or more shaggy/rough-looking like a drop biscuit)?

I have a fluffy Maine Coon mix who absolutely loves tuna, but she only gets it as a treat because of the fat content (perfectly fine for our bodies, but not so much for hers). I plan on making these for her as a Christmas present.

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madame_soleil (author)BethV2015-11-17

I just mix them with a spoon by hand, not for to long.

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madame_soleil (author)fborile2014-05-04

They have to be soft; almost like bread... I never use olive oil; maybe that is the reason.

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limabean817 (author)2015-09-21

hi i just commented because i can

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أحمد (author)2015-02-27

My cats eat them without cooking.
Sorry for my english.

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Leopardjoy16 (author)2014-10-14

This looks easy!

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southern_belle (author)2014-07-31

I just have a question: will my cat me 100% safe if he eats these? I'm not sure if cats can have eggs and flour. If u know, can u please tell as soon as possible? Thanks

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SneakyZephyr7 (author)2014-05-08

My kitty didn't want anything to do with them.. :(

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Trollgunn (author)2014-04-23

I am going to have to try this on my cats. Are you using tuna in brine or oil?

I am curious as to why you added parsley, though?

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catlily (author)2014-04-21

My cat loves them and he almost found where I kept them!

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yarson made it! (author)2014-04-06

I hope my cats would love them。It tastes good :)

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marcellahella (author)2014-04-01

I have to make them, my cat is in love with tuna! and me too :) they look really good!

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pdxwildchild (author)2014-03-30

Awesome recipe ! How long do they stay edible in sealed container?

...n thanks for sharing!

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honeybell87 (author)2014-03-29

this is not related to your awesome recipe but what kind of cat is that?

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Ihave two oriental shorthairs... Master thieves...

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Allie_Cat (author)2014-03-29

I'm going to make these as soon as I can go get some tuna! Does anyone know if you can use olive oil in these?

chriswooten57, you are AWESOME...I love cats and I respect you tremendously for your efforts in rescuing cats off the streets!

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ekiessling (author)2014-03-28

You could probably use chick pea flour I think.

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Leeshmonster (author)2014-03-28

Do you have any recommendations for alternative flours for cats that can't handle wheat products?

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I never tried it; maybe you could use corn starch...

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Abigail02 (author)2014-03-28

You could probably do this with caned chicken too correct?

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madame_soleil (author)Abigail022014-03-28

You can try... the fish gives an atractive smell for the cats. I don't know if you will get the same result with chicken.

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shadowjfaith (author)2014-03-27

Would regular canola oil be ok to use? Just wondering if I could make this with the ingredients I have in the house now which excludes sunflower oil.

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I never tried canola oil; I think it will be good.

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Treasure Tabby (author)2014-03-27

Oo neat. My kitty loves seafood. There's never enough seafood treats and or food for cats. Thanks for sharing.

btw instead of parsley can we use catnip or wheat grass?

Oh and about the oil thing, why not purchase tuna in oil already in a can?

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you can use other herbs... just try. When you use a can with oil you have to add extra flour; the dough will be to sticky...

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Oscelot (author)2014-03-28

So cute! I'll have to make these. I'm curious though, why parsley?

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coolsista9 (author)2014-03-28

Lol I don't have a cat but I make them for my friend who does (their cats r snowy and angel) and the cats LOVE IT

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CommanderCookie (author)2014-03-27

Aw cute! I will make these!

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jessyratfink (author)2014-03-27

Awwww, lookit that little buddy trying to steal the cookies. :D

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