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Black Cat Cookies Recipe

Black Cat Cookies Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 430 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Black Cat Cookies

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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!"

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...."

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 :) ."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

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

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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