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Monday, October 31, 2011

Super Fast Halloween Cat & Owl Cookies!

Whip up some quick Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies for Halloween!
You choose the cat or the owl or both!


Start now and you can be done within the hour, plus did I mention how easy they are? 
They're so simple, your kids can help you, and you probably have everything you need to make them right now!  No trick! 



You'll need:  1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy- you choose.)
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 chocolate cake mix (any chocolate flavor)

In addition you'll need 1/4 cup granulated sugar-- you see why, soon.

And get out any Halloween candy you have to make the faces.


This is what I used, but you could use any little candies you already have.
(Of course you have candy around...it's Halloween!)


Beat together 1 cup peanut butter, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup water.


Slowly add the dry cake mix.

Mix well.


Using your hands, form dough into 1" balls.
Place on cookie sheet.


Put 1/4 cup of granulated sugar on a plate.
Using the bottom of a drinking glass, dip glass in sugar,
then press glass on ball.  Repeat with each ball.


Now you have perfect round cookies!


Here's the fun part!  Using your fingers, pinch out ears near the top of each circle cookie.


If your kids are helping, you may get some interesting shapes as well!
My son formed a flying bat when he was supposed to be 'pinching ears'!




To make owl cookies, stick in two white chocolate chips for the eyes
and one piece of candy corn for the beak. 
Or, use whatever little candies you have!

 

For the cat, I used two white chocolate chips for the eyes,
one red hot candy for the nose...



and I found these Candy Sticks at the Dollar Store for the whiskers.


When I opened them, they reminded me of those candy cigarettes they used to make when I was a kid.
(Can you believe I'm that old to remember those things?  I am not telling my kids they used to make candy cigarettes!  Ugh!) 
Anyway, I broke each stick in half and stuck two sticks on each side of the nose.
If you don't have candy for the whiskers, use a fork and press into the dough on both sides.
It will make nice whisker marks.

Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
(See, I told you they were quick!)


Aren't they adorable?


How can you resist these soft, chewy chocolate cookies? 


You can even package them up in a cellophane bag with a cute handwritten tag and give to someone you love.
Whoooo Loves You?  We do!

Happy Halloween!


Here's the recipe in it's entirety:
Super Fast Halloween Cat or Owl Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 package chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar (for flattening cookies)
Candies for the faces: white chocolate chips, candy corn, red hots, candy sticks, etc.
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, eggs and water. Add in cake mix slowly and mix well. Form dough into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using a glass dipped in sugar, press glass onto ball to flatten. Repeat for each ball. Pinch out the ears near the top of each cookie. Add candies for the face. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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3 comments :

  1. So cute! I'll have to remember these for next year. I remember those candy cigarettes - we thought we were the coolest pretending to smoke

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  2. I love the cat. I will have to make them for my grandchildren. Stopping by from Get your craft on Tuesday. Hope you stop by for a visit.

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  3. These are so cute! Great way to use up that leftover candy :)

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