Black Cat Cookies Recipe
Black Cat Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Black Cat Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews
5 9 15
Publisher Photo
Our children look forward to helping me bake these cute cat cookies each year. They've become experts at making the faces with candy corn and Red-Hots. —Kathy Stock, Levasy, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 wooden craft or Popsicle sticks
  • 48 candy corn candies
  • 24 red-hot candies

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 430 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll dough into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  2. Insert a wooden stick into each cookie. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Pinch top of cookie to form ears. For whiskers, press a fork twice into each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from the oven; immediately press on candy corn for eyes and red-hots for noses. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Black Cat Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p237

Reviews for Black Cat Cookies

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"These are cute and make a lot! I didn't put mine on sticks when making for a high school band fall/Halloween function. Dough is great to work with!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"These tasted great and were so cute. The kids loved them in my daughter's classroom."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"I use this recipe every year! Love it!"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"We couldn't get ours to look as good as the picture at all, but no matter because they taste great!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"I just finished making these for my younger son's toddler/preschool classroom. They turned out fantastic- soft and fudgy! I made them a bit smaller so it yielded 40 cookies and decided to skip the wooden stick. I also used a red m&m for the nose. I have made these before and they are always a big hit! Thanks for a great recipe!"

Loading Image