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      RECIPE TITLE "Black Cat Cookies Recipe"
    Source: Taste of Home magazine,
    courtesy of Cooking.com

    yields 2 Dozen time--- difficultyeasy

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
    2 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    3 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup baking cocoa
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    24 wooden craft or Popsicle sticks
    48 candy corn candies
    24 red-hot candies

      RECIPE METHOD

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll dough into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

    Insert a wooden stick into each cookie. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Pinch top of cookie to form ears. For whiskers, press a fork twice into each cookie.

    Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from the oven; immediately press on candy corn for eyes and red-hots for noses. Remove to wire racks to cool.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.


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