These wickedly cute Candy filled Black Cat Cookies will make the purrfect Halloween treat. See the tutorial at
Black Cat Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
1 hr 42 mins
Wickedly cute black cat cookies filled with candy.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: black cat cookies, halloween desserts, pinata cookies
Servings: 22
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
  • 10 tablespoons butter softened slightly
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar.
  2. Cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and flour in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Stir in to wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Flatten dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap or place in a zip top bag.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. Remove dough from refrigerator.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  11. Cut out 22 circles using a 2 1/4 inch round cookie cutter.
  12. Cut out 44 small triangles, for the cat's ears.
  13. Set the round dough on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  14. Brush the bottom edge of each triangle with a little water, then press two of them onto each dough round.
  15. Bake cat cookies for 10-12 minutes until the edges are set.
  16. Roll out the remaining dough to 1/16th of an inch.
  17. Cut out 22 circles using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter.
  18. Set rounds of dough over the tops of a cake ball pan.
  19. Pop pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  20. Bake the domed circle cookies for 7-9 minutes until the edges are set.
  21. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.