Cute Kitty Cookies


An oatmeal refrigerator cookie recipe proved 'purrfect' for cat cookies. Half of the dough is chocolate, which frames the playful faces. It was a game of cat and mouse to see what dessert plate would be emptied first!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
18 servings


  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

  • ½ cup Semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (1.2 ounce) package Red-hot candies

  • 1 (5 ounce) package Black shoestring licorice, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats. Divide dough in half. Add melted chocolate to one portion. Roll plain dough into an 8-in. log. Roll chocolate dough between waxed paper into an 8-in. square. Place log at one end of square; roll up. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

  2. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. To form ears, pinch two triangles on the top of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place two chocolate chips for eyes, a red-hot for the nose and six pieces of licorice on each for whiskers. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
12g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.