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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 large 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.

Recipe Note

How To: Make a Candy Corn Clay Pot

Nutritional Facts

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

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 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!"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 204631
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

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

EricaLeeMott User ID: 7466993 117591
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

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

utatui2 User ID: 6948491 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!"

gennac User ID: 6451913 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!"

meech0315 User ID: 4215122 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...."

Bhrngari User ID: 5556553 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 :) ."

mecky2 User ID: 1170582 41385
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

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

Jerusha Dykes User ID: 2691887 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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