Okay, I was planning on putting up the rest of my fun Halloween treats before Halloween, but it got crazy busy around here. So keep these in mind for next year or make them for a fun day with the kids. I made these cute cookies to take around to some neighbors and all the kids loved them. They are really cute all lined up. They are easy to make and fun to eat.
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3 tsp vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 1 cup baking cocoa 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 48 pieces candy corn 24 skittles or other round candy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Pinch top of cookie to form ears. For whiskers, press a fork twice into each cookie. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from the oven; immediately press on candy corn for eyes and skittles for noses. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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