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Halloween Black Cat Cookies Recipe
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Halloween Black Cat Cookies Recipe

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I show my students how to make these cookies every Halloween. They usually want to eat them all on the spot! —Tricia Bibb, Hartselle, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • Sugar
  • 90 M&M's minis (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 60 pieces black licorice (3/4 inch)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, eggs and water until blended. Gradually beat in cake mix.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Pinch top of cookie to form ears.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press on M&M's for eyes and noses. Insert licorice for whiskers. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Halloween Black Cat Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014, p1-23

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