SCAREDY CAT COOKIES

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I love Halloween, but to be honest, I’m not a fan of the creepy, crawly, oozing food that’s popular this time of year. Perhaps I can blame it on a weak stomach, but no… just, no. I love the pumpkins and cute ghosts, fun witch hats made out of candy, and of course, these cute Scaredy Cat cookies! I made them with Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix so they are super easy to mix up. You’re welcome to go the fast route with store-bought chocolate icing as well- although this recipe is amazing! They’re fun and just the right amount of Halloween for me! My kids loved helping too! 

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

SCAREDY CAT COOKIES

Prep time: 30 minutes —Total Time: 45 minutes

Effort: Easy — 24 servings

Cookies:

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cat decorations:

  • 48 large chocolate chips
  • 48 candy corns
  • 24 round candy coated chocolates
  • 2 ropes pull-apart licorice, cut into 1” segments and separated

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter and egg until well blended. Place rounded tablespoons of dough 2-inches apart onto greased/ parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes. Cool cookies completely.

To make chocolate buttercream frosting: With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening until smooth. Add in melted chocolate chips and cocoa powder, mixing until smooth. Alternate mixing in powdered sugar and milk until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Add in vanilla and mix once more. 

Spread 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate buttercream over each cookie. Arrange candy decorations to make a cat- candy corns for the eyes, chocolate chips for the ears, round chocolate candy for the nose and pull-apart licorice ropes for the whiskers. 

Store cookies in an airtight container. 

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Amazing Chocolate Buttercream - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

Scaredy Cat Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

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Yields 24

SCAREDY CAT COOKIES

30 min

12 min

42 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cat decorations:
  • 48 large chocolate chips
  • 48 candy corns
  • 24 round candy coated chocolates
  • 2 ropes pull-apart licorice, cut into 1” segments and separated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter and egg until well blended.
  3. Place rounded tablespoons dough 2-inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes.
  4. Cool cookies completely.
  5. To make chocolate buttercream frosting: With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening until smooth. Add in melted chocolate chips and cocoa powder, mixing until smooth. Alternating mixing in powdered sugar and milk until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Add in vanilla and mix once more.
  6. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate buttercream over each cookie. Arrange candy decorations to make a cat- candy corns for the eyes, chocolate chips for the ears, round chocolate candy for the nose and pull-apart licorice ropes for the whiskers.
  7. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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