If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you’ve already heard me talk about the foot of snow and ice we’ve been buried under for the past week. This latest storm was somewhat unexpected, and we weren’t exactly prepared in the food department. We started to run out of fruits and veggies and eventually trekked to the grocery store, which is serious business in a city that doesn’t plow its streets or de-ice them before a big storm! I wasn’t sure when we’d make it to the store again, so I loaded up on everything I’d been craving: bananas, yogurt, flour, eggs, chocolate! Okay, it was mostly baking ingredients. One of my cooking goals this year is to develop sugar-free recipes for classics like chocolate chip cookies and a snow day seemed like the perfect time to get started. My first attempt came out fairly well, but it’ll take a few more passes before the recipe’s ready to share. The cat version I made for Bisou, on the other hand, turned out blog-worthy on my first try! So, here you go, grain-free chewy chip cookies for your cat.
These adorable, cat-friendly morsels are topped with some chopped treats that look sort of like chocolate chips, making them extra tasty and extra cute if I do say so. They’re Bisou’s l-lysine supplements; you can find them at any pet store. The cookies only take five minutes to bake, and even less time for your kitty to inhale them. If I’d left her to her own devices, Bisou would literally have swallowed them all whole. Watching her pick up a whole cookie between her tiny teeth and carry it away is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, but I didn’t want her to choke; hand feeding them to her one cat-sized bite at a time was still pretty darn cute. Next time I bake my sugar-free cookies I hope they come out like these: soft, chewy and the perfect golden color. If you bake some for your cat, I hope she enjoys them as much as Bisou does!
A quick note before I get to the recipe: I have an Instagram giveaway going on now through Thursday evening for a set of Duralex glasses! My trusty Picardie glass is featured in this post, but you can pick whoever style you like best. Head over to my feed to enter!
Homemade Cat Cookies
- 1/4 cup wet food
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup potato or corn starch
- 1 Tbs. low sodium chicken broth
- 1 egg
- Chopped treats
Preheat oven to 300º F.
Beat wet food, chicken broth and egg well, then slowly stir in the starch. You may not need the full amount depending on the moisture level of your wet food; the batter should have the consistency of peanut butter and will be a little sticky.
Drop half-dollar size dollops of batter on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Form into a circle, and top with chopped treats.
Bake 4-5 minutes until set. Refrigerate up to one week.