Bat and Cat Cookies

Talk about fun! Add some frosting and candies to cookies made with refrigerated dough. They'll be the hit of the Halloween bash, guaranteed!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1
container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
Orange gel food color
Black string licorice
32
green miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
1
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel
24
miniature semisweet chocolate chips

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make and cool cookies as directed.
  • 2 Remove 1/2 cup of frosting; tint remaining frosting with orange gel food color. Frost 8 cookies with white frosting. Frost 8 cookies with orange frosting. Place remaining orange frosting in food-storage plastic bag, and cut small hole in 1 corner.
  • 3 For bats, use white-frosted cookies. Place 1-inch spiral of string licorice in center of each cookie for body. Pipe wings on sides of body with orange frosting. For eyes, attach 2 green baking bits onto body of each with frosting; squeeze a dot of black decorating gel in middle of each eye. Place 2 miniature chocolate chips on each for ears.
  • 4 For cats, use orange-frosted cookies. Unroll and separate string licorice; place pieces of string licorice on cookies to look like ears and whiskers. Attach 2 green baking bits to each for eyes and 1 miniature chocolate chip for nose.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make and cool cookies as directed.
  • 2 Remove 1/2 cup of frosting; tint remaining frosting with orange gel food color. Frost 8 cookies with white frosting. Frost 8 cookies with orange frosting. Place remaining orange frosting in food-storage plastic bag, and cut small hole in 1 corner.
  • 3 For bats, use white-frosted cookies. Place 1-inch spiral of string licorice in center of each cookie for body. Pipe wings on sides of body with orange frosting. For eyes, attach 2 green baking bits onto body of each with frosting; squeeze a dot of black decorating gel in middle of each eye. Place 2 miniature chocolate chips on each for ears.
  • 4 For cats, use orange-frosted cookies. Unroll and separate string licorice; place pieces of string licorice on cookies to look like ears and whiskers. Attach 2 green baking bits to each for eyes and 1 miniature chocolate chip for nose.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

There will be about 1/2 cup of leftover frosting; you can adjust the frosting to your own taste, or spread remaining frosting between graham crackers for an extra treat.

We prefer the more sturdy single string of black licorice instead of the softer pull-apart variety.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
3g
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.