Using a drinking glass with a flat bottom, press the dough ball flat with bottom of the glass to about ¼-inch thick
To form cat faces, use finger to pinch 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 the tines of 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 labeledairtight 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.