About a year ago, one of my first posts was about frozen treats I brought to a doggy birthday party. Almost 100 posts later, I attended Billy and Skeeter’s birthday once again. This year, I made this recipe for their birthday treats, a clipping I’ve literally been holding since their last party.
The recipe was published in Family Circle, August 2015. I couldn’t find a link to the Family Circle recipe, but I found the actual person who submitted the recipe to the magazine! Check out her gorgeous and photogenic cat here:
10 oz canned salmon (undrained)
1 egg (beaten)
2 cups whole wheat flour
- Heat oven to 350°. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and chop as finely as possible.
- In a stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup water. If dough is too wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats.
Some very slight adjustments that I made include mashing up the salmon right in my mixing bowl, and beating the egg in the bowl, not before adding it to the bowl. I needed more than 1/3 cup of water, but it was easy to tell when the dough was the right consistency to stick together.
Halloween birthdays get Fall and Halloween-shaped cookies. I made the tiny bits and balls for our cats, but ended up giving most of the treats to the birthday boys. My 3 doofuses weren’t interested in freshly baked treats, though Husband was able to get 2 of the 3 to each eat one at official “treat time”, instead of when I finished baking the stinky things. This recipe is not difficult if you don’t despise roll-out cookies (I usually do). The dough was quite easy to work with and didn’t require a lot of extra flour when rolling them out. I wouldn’t make these again, only because my cats weren’t interested in the finished product. I would happily make them for my friends’ cats and dogs (if you don’t tell the dogs about the cat treat part). Happy birthday!