This easy Halloween cookies recipe for Chocolate Black Cat Cookies is fun for kids to help with and a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Recipe at MealPlanningMagic. com
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Easy Chocolate Black Cat Cookies

Chocolate Black Cat Cookies are a fun and easy homemade cookies recipe perfect for celebrating Halloween. Get your kids into the kitchen to bake these chocolate cookies with you!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: Chocolate Black Cat Cookies
Servings: 42 cookies
Calories: 114.37kcal
Author: Brenda Thompson


  • 1 box cake mix chocolate or devil’s food flavor
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter you could also substitute another nut butter or sun butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips for eyes
  • 42 pieces red mini-chocolate candies We use the mini M&Ms


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix together peanut butter, cake mix, eggs and ¼ cup water.
  • Add more water as needed if dough is too stiff.
  • Roll dough into 1 ½” balls. Roll ball in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  • Then press ball flat with bottom of a glass to about 1/4-inch thick
  • Begin forming into cat faces by pinching two ears at the top of flattened cookie dough.
  • Add two chocolate chips for the eyes and one red chocolate candy for the nose.
  • Use a fork to form the whiskers on either side of face.
  • Bake 7-8 minutes. They will be soft to the touch.
  • Cool on baking sheet for one minute then remove to baking rack to cool completely.


Make Ahead Cookie Baking Tips

Can These Cookies Be Made Ahead?

Yes! You can make and bake these cookies the day before you plan to serve them and store in an airtight container.
You can also do part of the prep ahead of time. Last time I separated the M&M Candies the day before I planned to make them saving me a little time. This is something you can do with your kids too!
Sometimes I will also measure out the separated red candies, chocolate chips and granulated sugar either earlier in the day of baking or even the day before. Just put a lid on the containers you use and then when you're ready to make them those are a few less steps to worry about.

Can These Cookies Be Frozen?

These chocolate cakemix cookies freeze wonderfully! You can make them up to three months in advance (unlikely so far ahead, but possible!) Just store them in a labeled airtight container. These are my favorite labels for the freezer!
When ready to serve, set them out on the counter and let them come to room temperature--about 20-30 minutes.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 114.37kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.99g | Protein: 2.69g | Fat: 5.94g | Saturated Fat: 1.68g | Cholesterol: 10.68mg | Sodium: 119.85mg | Potassium: 77.54mg | Fiber: 0.73g | Sugar: 9.53g | Vitamin A: 24.02IU | Calcium: 24.47mg | Iron: 0.68mg