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Black Cat Cookies

Make Halloween spooky with this recipe

No need to fear a black cat when it's made of rich chocolate. This recipe is a chocolate-based cookie covered with chocolate frosting and candies for cute facial features.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • 3 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 container (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • McCormick® Black Food Color
  • Assorted decorations, such as black string licorice, black jelly beans, chocolate wafer cookies, miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces and gum drops


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Set aside.

Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

Add chocolate; mix well.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness.

Cut out rounds with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set.

Cool on baking sheets 1 minute.

Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Tint frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon black food color.

Spread onto cooled cookies.

To decorate cookies to resemble cat faces, use miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces for the eyes, jelly beans for the nose, gumdrops for the mouth, string licorice for the whiskers and cut-up chocolate wafers for the ears.