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Can you guess what’s hiding inside these candy coated Backside Black Cat Cookies?
Look closely, you might just be able to tell which kind of cookies
I used to make these sweet Halloween Treats.
Did you guess an Oreo Cookie and Nilla Wafer? You can see them now, right?
The cookies have been dipped in Black Candy Melts, stuck together, ears piped on, and a tail added. So simple and so sweet.
This idea has been lurking in the back of my mind for some time. They are similar to my Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes, which you all loved so much, that it surprised me. Those little treats are one of my most popular projects, so I felt it was about time I try to recreate that magic, and what better way to do that, than with a black cat for Halloween?
Backside Black Cat Cookies
Ingredients: (makes 8)
10 ounces Black Candy Melts*
8 Oreo Cookies
8 Nilla Wafers
*For a richer black color, mix the Black Candy Melts with some Dark Cocoa Candy Melts. I did this.
dipping fork or kitchen fork
parchment paper lined baking pans
Squeezeit Mold Painter (small squeeze bottle) or a small zip top bag
Melt the Black Candy Melts. If you have not worked with Candy Melts before, check out my Chocolate Making Tips page for melting instructions.
Pour the melted candy coating into a small shallow bowl. Dip an Oreo into the candy, lift it out using a dipping fork, allow the excess candy to drip off, then set the cookie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Allow the candy coating to dry for a moment, then using the fork, press down on the candy, and lift the fork away quickly, pulling the candy up into furry looking peaks. Do this all over the cookie, rotating the fork, so you don’t just end up with lines of fur.
Repeat the process with a Nilla Wafer.
Set the candy coated Nilla Wafer next to the candy coated Oreo. Make the candy coating look like cat fur too.
Once you get all 8 cat’s made, pour the remaining candy coating in a Squeezeit Mold Painter or a zip top bag. I like using the bottle because I feel like I have more control of the melted candy. Plus you can change the pastry tips in the bottle, so you can use a small round hole to make the ears and a larger round hole to make the tail.Pipe two ears onto the cat’s head. Add a few layers to the ears, so they have some dimension. If they are too thin, they might break off.
Then pipe a curled tail. Once again, make this rather thick, so it wont break easily.
Pop the Backside Black Cat Cookies in the freezer for about 8 minutes, until hardened. Attach the tails using a dab of melted candy coating. They will stick up a bit.
To get my black cat cookies to stand up, I set some black modeling chocolate in front of them, and propped the cookies up. It worked like a charm.
When my photo shoot was done, I actually used some more Black Candy Melts to attach them to large paper straws. That way I could store them standing up by putting them in a display. I’ll be serving them at our Halloween party. You’ll have to wait until then to see a picture, because I packed it so well and put it in a big popcorn tin before I remembered I should have taken a photo. Oops. Oh, well, you’ll get to see it when I write all about my party, which will be soon. Oh, so, soon.
I better go get back to work on decorating the house. Busy, busy.
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