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black cat cookies (no cookie cutter needed!)

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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

This is an old recipe that I originally found on Land O Lakes butter, but it has also been printed in Taste of Home Magazine. I make these as cookies every year to serve with home-made apple cider on Halloween for the neighborhood kids.

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serves Yield: 24 Cats
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black cat cookies (no cookie cutter needed!)

  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 lg
  • 3 tsp
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 24
    craft sticks, if desired
  • 48
    candy corn candies
  • 24
    red hot candies

How To Make black cat cookies (no cookie cutter needed!)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar, Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 2
    Roll into 1 1/2" balls. Place 3" apart on greased baking sheet. Insert wooden stick (if using). Flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Pinch top of cookie into 2 triangles for ears. Use your thumb to indent the inside of the ear slightly. For whiskers, use a fork on each side of cookie to indent.
  • 3
    Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and immediately press candy corn "eyes" and red hot nose into hot cookie. Remove to cooling rack.