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Thanksgiving Cat Cookies

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

Tasty peanut butter cookies topped with peanut butter candy make easy and adorable Thanksgiving party treats. MORE + LESS -

Party Pinching
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
(17.5 oz.) pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
1
egg (for cookie mix)
1/2
cup (1 stick) butter, softened but not melted (for cookie mix)
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ flour (for cookie mix)
1
(12 oz.) package dark chocolate candy coating wafers
48
peanut butter chips
24
mini peanut butter cups
1
(7 oz.) pouch of Betty Crocker™ white cookie icing
Yellow confetti sprinkles
Black confetti sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cookie dough according to package instructions.
  • 2
    Add 2 tablespoons of flour to batter while mixing so cookies will hold a domed shape.
  • 3
    Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into balls but do not flatten. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • 4
    Reserve 24 chocolate candy coating wafers. Melt remaining wafers according to package instructions. Using one of the reserved wafers, squeeze a small amount of white cookie icing in the middle of the wafer.
  • 5
    Place a mini peanut butter cup upside down in the middle of the icing until it spreads and forms a ring around the bottom of the peanut butter cup.
  • 6
    Place 1 yellow confetti sprinkle on the white rim.
  • 7
    Using a toothpick dipped in the melted candy coating, place 2 dots on the cookie for eyes and attach a black confetti sprinkle for the nose. Secure peanut butter cup hat onto the top of the cookie with the melted candy coating.
  • 8
    Attach the 2 peanut butter chips for ears to the top of the cookie.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
22g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • After the turkey this year, it’s Thanksgiving Cat Cookies for dessert!

    Hands down, the cookie I am most thankful for is peanut butter.

    Peanut butter cookies are my all-time favorite comfort food. You’d think it would be chocolate, but no. Fact: When I was little, I would ask my mom to make peanut butter cookies for me for my birthday instead of cake!

    But these adorable cookies do contain chocolate. So I am doubly thankful for these sweet treats!

    Betty Crocker™ Peanut Butter Cookie Mix is the bomb and makes these cookies super easy.

    If you want puffy cats, add a couple of tablespoons of flour to the batter. I prefer puffy fat cats to flat cats!

    Roll the dough into balls. Don’t flatten them if you want fat cats—just bake them up!

    Turn a chocolate candy-coating wafer upside down and squeeze a small dollop of white cookie icing in the middle.

    Then push a mini peanut butter cup upside down in the middle of the icing so it oozes out the bottom and forms a ring around the peanut butter cup.

    Put a yellow confetti sprinkle on the white rim for the buckle.

    For the eyes, make two dots on the cookie with the melted chocolate with a toothpick. Glue a black sprinkle in the middle of the cookie for the nose with the melted chocolate. Add a mouth and whiskers too (those aren’t shown here).

    Now add the peanut butter cup hat to the cookie with the melted chocolate.

    Peanut butter chips for the ears are perfect, doncha think?

    So cute, you might have to start Thanksgiving dinner with dessert this year!

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