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Black Cat Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

2 dozen

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
Black Cat Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Nutrition 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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