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


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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


  • 1Combine 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.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Heat 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.
  • 4Using 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.
  • 5Bake 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

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

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