Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Cat Cookies

Happy Halloween!!  I've been wanting to make these cute cookies for a few years, and finally made them a few days ago.  The recipe comes from Taste of Home, and is written as a "cookie pop" recipe; baking the cookies onto popsicle sticks, but I didn't really want to do that.  I just made regular, non-pop cooies.  The cookies are very good and chewy and almost brownie-like.  My cat faces turned out a little bit... interesting, but I think the jist of the idea is still there.  I did give plates of these away to a few friends, and never heard back, so maybe they were too scared of them to say anything.  Or they couldnt' tell exactly what they were supposed to be.  Lol!

You make dough balls, flatten them slightly, and then pinch the dough in two places to form ears.  Then you use a fork to form whiskers and bake.  After baking, you quickly use candies to form the eyes and nose. 
Halloween Cat Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 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
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.  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 8-12 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.

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Linda said...

Those are so cute! I like the sound of the recipe too, with that cup of cocoa!

Jenni said...

I heart kitties! Looks yummy...