Something about the smell of homemade cookies brings everyone together... to the kitchen! The same goes for our feline friends. So in honour of #NationalBiscuitDay (celebrated around the world), we're not forgetting any kitty with our favourite sardine biscuit recipe!

There's nothing like the smell of homemade cookies to bring about fun childhood memories. Or salivation, whichever your style!

It seems that everyone, including our pets, love the smell of something baking away in the kitchen. It's often almost impossible to keep all those hands, and paws, away!

With #NationalBiscuitDay taking over social media feeds all day, we thought it only appropriate to share our favourite recipe for our feline friends. *See today's Yummypets Facebook and Twitter feeds for our chosen doggy biscuit version.

So, pop your DIY hat on, head into the kitchen, get that apron on, and as the fabulous Sue and Mel of The Great British Bake Off would say, "On your marks, get set, BAKE!"

*Just remember the ground rules, treats should always be given to our pets in moderation.

Kitty cat sardine cookies


- 1 tin of sardines in oil, partially drained and broken up with a fork

- 60 ml water

- 125g whole organic wheat or oat flour


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (gas mark 6) and line an oven tray with baking paper

2. In a blender, add the flour, water and sardines to form a thick dough

3. Using a teaspoon to measure, roll dough into small balls using the palms of your hands

- If you want to impress your cat, roll dough to 1cm thick and use cat cookie cutters for added fun

4. Place a few centimetres apart on the oven tray and gently press down on each ball with a fork (no need for rolled and shaped versions)

5. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown

6. Remove and allow cookies to rest and cool completely before indulging your cat

And voila, your very own kitty cat sardine cookies! Well, for your cat at least, but we won't judge...

Post your recipe success in the comments below!

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? We'd love to hear below!

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