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...


3barton made it! (author)2016-09-04

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

JamesW113 made it! (author)2016-01-01

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

JamesW113 made it! (author)2016-01-01

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

fborile made it! (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*

BethV made it! (author)BethV2014-12-13

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.

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2015-11-17

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

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-05-04

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

limabean817 made it! (author)2015-09-21

hi i just commented because i can

أحمد made it! (author)2015-02-27

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

Leopardjoy16 made it! (author)2014-10-14

This looks easy!

southern_belle made it! (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

SneakyZephyr7 made it! (author)2014-05-08

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

Trollgunn made it! (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?

catlily made it! (author)2014-04-21

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

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

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

marcellahella made it! (author)2014-04-01

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

pdxwildchild made it! (author)2014-03-30

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

...n thanks for sharing!

honeybell87 made it! (author)2014-03-29

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

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-03-30

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

Allie_Cat made it! (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!

ekiessling made it! (author)2014-03-28

You could probably use chick pea flour I think.

Leeshmonster made it! (author)2014-03-28

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

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-03-28

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

Abigail02 made it! (author)2014-03-28

You could probably do this with caned chicken too correct?

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-03-28

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.

shadowjfaith made it! (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.

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-03-28

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

Treasure Tabby made it! (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?

madame_soleil made it! (author)madame_soleil2014-03-28

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...

Oscelot made it! (author)2014-03-28

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

coolsista9 made it! (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

CommanderCookie made it! (author)2014-03-27

Aw cute! I will make these!

jessyratfink made it! (author)2014-03-27

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

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