Black Cat Cookies

Black Cat Cookies

One of my hobbies is baking. So if you are looking for a last minute Halloween recipe, here is one you may enjoy.  This is also a perfect cookie recipe to make with children. They will have fun decorating the cat’s face with candy corn and red-hots.


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), 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
  • 24 wooden craft sticks
  • 48 pieces candy corn
  • 24 red-hot candies


  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-inch balls. Place 3 inches 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 or use a toothpick to make indentations. 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.

Tips:  You can eliminate putting the cookies on sticks and serve flat. A tooth pick works well to make the whiskers. You can also use M&Ms for noses.

Bountiful Blessings!