Scary Cat Cookies

Kids will have fun fashioning frightening felines featuring chocolate cookies and candy decorations.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 15

Ingredients

3
oz semisweet baking chocolate
1
cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1/2
cup sugar
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
Yellow candy sprinkles
15
miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
1
package pull-apart yellow licorice twists, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
package pull-apart pink licorice twists, cut into bits
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening.
  • 2 In small saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in melted chocolate, flour, vanilla and egg.
  • 3 Shape dough into 30 (1-inch) balls. Pull a little bit of dough from each of 15 balls to make tails; set aside. Cut about 1/4-inch slit in same balls, using scissors. Separate dough at slit for cat's ears. Place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Place remaining balls below each cat head on cookie sheets for body. Shape small pieces of dough into 15 (2 1/2-inch-long) ropes. Place end of rope under each body.
  • 5 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 6 Use sprinkles to make eyes and baking bits to make noses. Add yellow licorice pieces for whiskers. Add pink licorice for tongues.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    100mg
    100%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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