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 (spiffycookie@gmail.com).

One year ago: Funfetti Cake Batter Smoothie

CHEESY CAT TREATS

Makes about 10 dozen

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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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