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Halloween Black Cat Cookies

 Halloween Black Cat Cookies
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
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, eggs
  • and water until blended. Gradually beat in cake mix.
  • 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.
  • 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.