Are y’all on Pinterest?
It’s the site where “mommy bloggers” share their ideas.
And me? Well, yes, I have to admit that I’m also guilty of occasionally browsing Pinterest for occasional inspiration. (Or…….PIN-spiration as they call it.)
My latest find; These über charming Black Cat Cookies.
They are soft, cake-like, and super easy to make. The best part; you don’t even need a cookie cutter. (Finally found a decent reason to buy those waxy candy corns too.)
Here’s what ya need:
- 1 Cup Butter – softened
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Tsps Vanilla Extract
- 3 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a mixer on low untill blended. Sift the next 5 ingredients together and slowly add to the wet mixture 1 cup at a time, while continuing to mix on low. Once all the solids are well-combined, remove the dough from the bowl, wrap in wax paper, and chill for about 2 hours.
Roll the chilled dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange on a Silpat covered baking sheet. I baked 6 at a time because I wasn’t sure how much they would spread. Not too much actually.
Use the bottom of a glass to press each ball flat.
You will ‘prolly wanna powder the glass bottom with a little cocoa to keep it from sticking.
Pinch the tops of the flattened dough circles into ears….
…and use a fork to press in whiskers,
’till they look something like this. Easy, right?
Bake – in a preheated 350 degree oven – for exactly 10 minutes.
When they come out of the oven, immediately press the candies into the warm cookies; 2 candy corn eyes and I used an M&M for the nose. (You could also add the candies before baking, but they will melt a little. It’s your choice…works either way)
Let the cookies cool on a baking rack and enjoy.
Like I said,
PUURRRRRfect with a glass of milk.
What a cool cat pin! Yes, im on pinterest. I always find things i love there. Ill pin and share this one for sure.
I saved a pin of these cookies YEARS ago…finally had a chance to try to make them….So easy
That looks fun! I will have to take those to work. I have a jar full of candy corn I keep at work for customers! They love those things. It just shouts FALL! (And we have to shout, so as not to notice the 80 degree weather!) 😀
We were just wondering what type of cookies to make + send our grandkids! That’s where I was headed — to Pinterest. 😉 Those are adorable!
Cute cookies!!! As for the waxy candy corns? I’ve not ever really been a fan of them either but if you mix them with peanuts? Soooo good!!! Try that! You’ll change your opinion of them! 😉
These are super cute!
These look amazing i want to make Christmas version
Funny that you say that! We were trying to come up with a Christmas version…….I’d love to see what you do.