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St. Paddy’s Day Cat Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Cute Leprecat sugar cookies! ...MORE+ LESS-

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September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
(17.5 oz.) pouch of Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon flour (for cookie mix)
1
egg (for cookie mix)
1/3
cup butter, softened but not melted (for cookie mix)
Green food coloring
Black edible marker
1
(16 oz.) can of Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
48
green M&M's™ milk chocolate candies
24
green shamrock sprinkles
24
green marshmallow hats from Lucky Charms™ cereal
2
Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups™ green chewy fruit snack

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375º F. Prepare cookie dough according to package instructions.
  • 2
    While mixing, add in a few drops of green food coloring until you reach your desired color.
  • 3
    Roll out dough and cut out 24 circle shapes using a circle cookie cutter. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • 4
    With the black edible marker, color in the middle of the M&M’S™ for the eyes.
  • 5
    Using white frosting, attach 2 green M&M’S™ to the top of the cookie for the eyes and the shamrock sprinkle for the nose.
  • 6
    Attach the Lucky Charms™ marshmallow hat to the cookie with frosting.
  • 7
    Cut small triangles from the green Fruit Roll-Up™ for ears. For the bow tie, cut a small rectangle out from the Fruit Roll-Up and twist in the middle for a bow tie shape.
  • 8
    Attach ears and bow tie on the cookie with white frosting and draw in the mouth and whiskers with the black edible marker.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
110mg
4%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • These cat cookies are way cuter than shamrock cookies!

    What I love about these cookies is that you don’t have to have any fancy schmancy shaped shamrock cookie cutters or any decorating skills. Just a plain old round cookie cutter (or use a drinking glass turned upside down to cut out the circle shapes – a little tip from my sweet mom), some green candy, Fruit Roll-Ups and cereal.

    Oh! And green food coloring. OF COURSE.

    Just follow the info on the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie package to prep your dough.

    Don’t forget to add your food coloring. Just keep adding the color until you get the perfect shade of shamrock!

    Roll out the dough and cut into circle shapes and bake. Cool completely before moving on.

    Color slits in the middle of the green candy-coated chocolate pieces with a black edible marker.

    Using the frosting, add the eyes and a shamrock sprinkle for the nose.

    Pick out a cute marshmallow Leprechaun hat from your box of Lucky Charms. I mean who DOESN’T pick out the marshmallows and eat them first, right? Put it on the top of the cookie with frosting.

    Cut up triangles and rectangles from the Fruit Roll-Ups for the ears and bow tie. Twist the rectangle for the bow tie.

    Add the ears and bow tie with frosting. Draw on the mouth and whiskers with the black edible marker.

    Lepre-cats!
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