Scaredy Cat Cookies

Prep time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes 24 servings

 

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 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

Directions:

  • 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.

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