Scary Cat Cookies

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of greasing the cookie sheets, line them with parchment paper.

Use a small dab of chocolate frosting, peanut butter or melted chocolate to adhere the candy to the cat's faces.

You can melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of a saucepan, if you like. Follow directions on the box.

Nutritional information

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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.