Black Cat Cookies

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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

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup baking cocoa

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 24 wooden craft sticks

  • 48 pieces candy corn

  • 24 red-hot candies

Directions

  1. 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-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 degrees 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.