Fun Halloween Treat

Last spring I bought these two copper cookie cutters at a flea market for $2 – half the asking price.

I’m not a cat person, but bought the kitty cat cookie cutter anyway. Once October rolled around, I realized it was exactly what I needed to make black cat Halloween cookies.

I used the recipe for the I Hate You Cookies, and made my usual powdered sugar and water icing (I go by consistency instead of measuring, but always add a couple drops of vanilla). I reserved about a tablespoon of it before adding a tablespoon or two of  Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa to the bulk of the icing.

Once the cookies were iced, I added yellow food coloring to the reserved icing and used a chopstick to give each cat a pair of glowing yellow eyes. (I bet they’d look even better if I’d used  neon yellow food coloring!)

Here’s the finished product:

My not-quite-black cat cookies were a hit with the roofing crew working here the next day.

Best of all, the cocoa powder cut the cloying sugary taste of the icing. I will definitely do that again.

What Halloween treats are you scaring up this year?


About Paula Hendrickson

I'm a full-time freelance writer with an addiction to yarn, cooking and all kinds of crafty things. I come from a long line of creative and entrepreneurial types on both sides of the family, making creativity almost like competitive pursuit.

Posted on October 30, 2012, in Baking, Cookies, food, Halloween, Holidays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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