5 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Your Cats will Absolutely Love

Published: 12/04/2020

There’s nothing quite as delicious as Christmas baked goods! From cakes and cookies to pawmazing dinners, the smells wafting from the kitchen truly make the holidays!

But if your feisty feline is locking on to you and your plate of baked goodness with their eyes, chances are they’d love some holiday treats too! From casual munching to stocking stuffers, these Christmas cookies are made just for your sweet kitty. 

Before you start, look for fun shaped cookie cutters, and always keep size in mind for little kitty mouths and tummies. Fish, paw, or holiday shaped cookie cutters in miniature sizes are pawfect, but you can also use what’s on hand, such as bottle caps or other lids. You can even get creative and make your own shapes out of foil, which can be totally customizable. 

So, let your favorite kitty in on the furbulous holiday fun, and make them some homemade cookies they’ll be meowing about!


Christmas Cookies for Kitties 🐾

Simple Tuna Bites

Ingredients

  • 5 oz tuna, undrained
  • 1 cup unbleached or whole wheat flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp catnip (optional)
Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Pulse tuna in a blender or food processor till chopped fine. Add in remaining ingredients, and mix until combined. If the dough is too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time till desired consistency. If too dry, add a bit of water.

  3. Turn out dough onto a floured cutting board or flat surface, and roll out to 1/4” thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and place on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until firm.

  5. Cool, serve, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.  


Turkey and Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup unseasoned, boneless, skinless turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (or mashed sweet potato)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spread parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. If raw, boil turkey breast or sauté’ ground turkey until cooked through, using coconut oil if needed. 
  3. Then grind turkey in a blender or food processor till smooth.
  4. Combine ground turkey, pumpkin puree, egg, and 1 cup of oat flour in a bowl until the mix forms a dough.
  5. Sprinkle some of the remaining flour on a cutting board and roll out dough to a ¼ inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, or simple ½” squares, and place on the lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until firm.
  7. Cool, serve, and store in a closed container in the fridge for 3-7 days.


Chicken and Apple Trees

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup shredded, cooked, unseasoned chicken
  • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oat flour (plus extra for dusting)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add chicken, applesauce and eggs in blender and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix until a dough forms. If dough is too watery, add more flour by the tablespoon full until desired consistency. If too dry, add just a bit of water.
  3. Drop dough onto a floured cutting board or surface, and roll out into ¼ inch thickness. Use a tree, or any shape, cookie cutters and place cut cookies on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes till firm.
  5. Cool, serve, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 – 5 days. 


Spinach and Salmon Patty Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned or pouch salmon (drained)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup spinach leaves
  • 1 ¼ cup oat flour (plus extra for dusting)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add salmon, egg, spinach, and oat flour into blender or food processer and mix till well combined, then place in a bowl.
  3. Drop ¼ - ½ teaspoonfuls of batter onto lined baking sheets. Use a lid or the back of a spoon to press out into discs. Dust with oat flour if batter sticks to lid or spoon.
  4. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Cool, serve, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Carrot and Catnip Balls

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup finely grated carrots
  • 1 tbsp catnip
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unbleached or whole wheat flour
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse carrots in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Add catnip, egg, and flour, and mix until thoroughly combined. If too sticky, add flour by half tablespoons until you get a cookie dough consistency.
  3. Roll balls measuring about ¼ - ½ teaspoonfuls, then place onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes until set.
  5. Cool, serve, and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Happy baking! 


Final Tips for Furrific Baking
  • Unlike many other homemade treats out there, these recipes don’t all include catnip. You can always add 1 tablespoon of catnip to any recipe without it to help entice your furry pal to munch more. 
  • If you don’t have easy access to oat flour, you can make it easily by grinding rolled oats in a blender or food processor.
  • You may think these recipes resemble meals more than desserts, but that’s because cats’ tastes are more on the savory side, and they don’t generally enjoy sweets like we do. Sugar and other human cookie ingredients can be harmful, as can colored dyes, icings and sprinkles, so be sure to leave off the decorations! We are sure your kitty will gobble these down anyway!


For more ways to spoil your feline pal this holiday season, take a cue from National Cat Day for some pawrific gift ideas!

Merry Meowmas! 🎄