Black Cat Cookies

Perched on Popsicle sticks, these unique cat cookies are sure to please.


Black Cat Cookies
Black Cat Cookies

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[ingredients-left]

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa

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[ingredients-right]

  • 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

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”35 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a mixing 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-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] 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°F 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. [/step-item]

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Editor’s note: For a simple addition to your Halloween table, make the candy corn-colored clay pot to display your cookies and other treats.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest