Black Cat Cut-out Cookies

Black Cat Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Fun for goblins of all ages to make!

Yield:

Serves 6 to 8

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Garnishes: black sanding sugar, small candies
Chocolate Frosting:
2 1/4 c. powdered sugar
3 T. butter, melted
3 T. milk
1 T. vanilla extract
1 1/2 t. lemon juice
2 to 3 T. baking cocoa

Preparation

Blend together butter and sugar; stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour; mix until well blended. Shape into ball; cover and chill 4 hours to overnight. Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface; cut out with cat-shaped cookie cutters.

Arrange cookies on lightly greased baking sheets; bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Frost cookies with Chocolate Frosting when cool; if desired, sprinkle with black sanding sugar and add candy "eyes." Makes about 2 dozen.

Chocolate frosting:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.

Gooseberry Patch Kids,

Gooseberry Patch

October 2011
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