Black Cat Cookies

Pat Duran


These cute little cookies will make a great fun Halloween treat. The candy corn eyes take on a unique look when baked. Try this recipe for your little goblins!

This cookie idea from Land O'Lakes.

pinch tips: How to Melt and Soften Butter



3 dozen cookies


45 Min




2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
soft butter
3 large
1 Tbsp
3 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp
each of baking soda and baking powder
1/2 tsp
garnishes: candy corn and red cinnamon candies

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat well.
Combine all remaining ingredients except garnishes, in a medium bowl. Reduce speed to low , add flour mixture to butter mixture. Beat until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each in a ball; flatten to 1/2 inch. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350^. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one of the balls at a time( keep the other in the fridge)flatten to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 3-inch round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Using fingers, pinch up ears at top of each circle. Place 2 pieces candy corn onto cookies for eyes and 1 red cinnamon candy for nose. Press tines of fork on each side of cookie below eyes to form whiskers.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are set. Do not over bake. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack.
Use different color varieties of candy corn to make different colored eyes.
You can use parchment paper on cookie sheets if desired for easy clean-up.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids