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Black Cat Cookies Recipe
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Black Cat Cookies Recipe

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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

Ingredients

  • 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 .

Directions

  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


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homemadewithlove 95870
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!"

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xlsalbums 204631
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

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

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EricaLeeMott 117591
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

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

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utatui2 95820
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!"

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gennac 34138
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!"

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meech0315 52144
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I made these last years for a halloween party for my son's class and even though he has a new teacher this year, she heard from last years teacher how good they were and they have been requested again! Very cute, amazing cookie, will continue to make...."

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Bhrngari 83017
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I made these for halloween, they were so easy! I used a red Hershey's Special Dark Pieces candy for the nose instead of a red hot, I think it will taste better with the dough and the larger nose was cuter :) ."

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mecky2 41385
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"These are sooo cute and taste good. Like brownies."

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Jerusha Dykes 82497
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"These are very good! My son loved making these with me. He said they tasted like brownies!"

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