About The River

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boo to You and Black Cat Cookies

Here are a few fun ideas to help make Halloween special.
 Last night, the boys received a Halloween basket full of treats from a friend. Inside she had candy, a pencil, an apple and this fun witches hat.

 All made out of paper, with Hershey kisses inside.

 Here is a photo of the back side of the hat.

 Today, we made Black Cat Cookies.

Black Cat Cookies
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla
3 cups of flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Candy corn
Red cinnamon candies

Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Combine all remaining ingredients except candies in medium bowl. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture to butter mixture. Beat until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball flatten to 1/2 inch. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).
Heat oven to 350 ° Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one - half at a time, to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 3 inch round cookie cutters.
Place on to ungreased cookie sheets.
Using fingers, pinch up ears at top of each circle.
Place 2 pieces candy corn onto cookies for eyes and 1 red cinnamon candy for nose. Press tines of for on each side of cookie below eyes to form whiskers.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, remove to cool.
Trick or Treat!


  1. Those look spookalishous !!
    Have a Happy Halloween :)

  2. Halloween is fun around your neck of the woods. Love the basket of goodies you got and especially love those adorable black cat cookies you made.


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