Cheesy Cat Treats

I have returned! The past couple days were deceptive as I was still in San Francisco and scheduled them before I left. But I am back for real this time, much to my cat’s delight as he is glued to me at this very moment. In honor of him I have a non-human treat to share today! Weird thing is I was a little sad knowing these treats weren’t for me while smelling them bake in the oven. Mmmm cheese. I guess technically I could have hoarded them to myself, but that just wouldn’t be very nice now would it? Especially after my cat meowed at me the entire time they were baking.

But true to form, all his meowing was for nothing. He merely sniffed these and then looked at me confused. That’s what I get for trying to feed a cheese treat to a cat that rarely eats cheese in any form. Lunch meat is about the only human-food he truly loses his marbles over. Any other thing that he meows at me for, he will sniff and then look at me as if that’s all I’ve got. Good thing I know other cats that would love to have these! Silly Brady-cat.

Looking for other pet-friendly treats? Check out Kitchen Confidante’s dog biscuits, Peabody’s peanut butter and oatmeal dog treats, Doggy Desserts Chef’s tuna crunchers kitty treats, My Cat Site’s cat treats, and even Peabody’s bunny treats.

Speaking of pets and treats, I am calling out to all of my fellow food bloggers to assist me in putting together a bake sale to benefit the House of Mews 2012 annual food drive. Just $20 buys a month of lunches for four homeless kitties in their sanctuary – that’s 120 lunches! The House of Mews is a non-profit, volunteer run, feline rescue organization located in Memphis, TN. I am asking for virtual treat donations to be bid upon in a bake sale starting Wednesday, April 11th with all proceeds will going towards the food drive. And in the spirit of the cause they can be human or pet-friendly treats! Please contact me if you are interested in contributing (

One year ago: Funfetti Cake Batter Smoothie


Makes about 10 dozen


3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt (I used Chobani 0% fat Greek yogurt)

1/4 cup cornmeal

5 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

A few Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. While your oven is preheating, combine all the ingredients into dough. Add water by one tablespoon at a time until the dough sticks together.
  3. Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4-inch. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and bake for 25 minutes on prepared cookie sheet.

Source: Adapted slightly from Natural Pet Essentials.

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12 Responses to “Cheesy Cat Treats”

  • Joan:

    Finally someone is sharing a cat treat recipe! Can’t wait to make it and see if my spoiled cats like it. 🙂

  • What a cute kitty! I love cats! But I will never be allowed to have one 🙁 We had the cat from HE$$ when we first got married. I wrecked our chance of ever getting another one.

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  • I am sure that cats liked it, but cats are lactose intolerant, i.e. it gives them diorrhea

  • Nicole Alessi:

    How are these stored? In frig?

  • Nicole Alessi:

    Thank you! I have 14 kitties, most are rescues I raised on a bottle, they will love these treats!!!!

  • customers keep asking for cat treats. all the recipes I could find a while ago were soft. The didn’t keep, so it was very costly to make them, or if I did make them they would say my cat won’t eat that anyway. Somedays you just want to smack people!
    I will give these a try. How long will they last in the zip lock? Can I give the customers and guidlines in that info?
    One more thing, we ae a corn free bakery, will the corn do any damage with a cats digestinal tract that may cause problems?

    • spiffycookie:

      Hi Jane, Unfortunately I am unsure how long they will keep in a ziplock. Mine were all gone in a month so at least that long, but if you’re worried I would just store them in the fridge. As for the corn, my cat didn’t have any problems and I’ve never heard of corn being a problem for cats, but I am not a vet. Ask your vet and I hope your cats enjoy them!

    • spiffycookie:

      Jane, since you are a corn-free bakery, try just subbing the cornmeal with flour!

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