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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

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

How to Make Black Cat Cookies


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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About Black Cat Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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