Nothing says Halloween like a black cat!
Why does a black cat seem to symbolize Halloween?
Legend had it that witches could transform into a black cat and back, emphasizing superstitions of these furry creatures. Some people even believed that witches could re-incarnate into black cats after death. Additionally, there was the Middle Age legend that the devil often gifted black cats to witches to act as their servants. Historically, this creature was known as an “animal familiar.” Ancient traditions usually have some kind of link to either the practice of witchcraft or the opposing beliefs against them. As a result, witches – and their black cats – have become a commercialized symbol of Halloween.
Make these fun cat cookies with your kids! They will love them!
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- Brown candy coating or chocolate almond bark
- Candy eyeballs
- Chocolate chip morsels
- Heart-shaped sprinkles
- Black or brown jimmie sprinkles
NOTE: If you cannot find candy eyeballs, you can substitute with mini chocolate chips or M&Ms.
Step 1: Melt the candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
Step 2: Resting the Nutter Butter cookie on a fork, spoon candy coating over the cookie and then tap the fork against the side of your bowl to remove excess candy coating.
Step 3: Insert two candy eyeballs for eyes. Press chocolate morsels along the top of the cookie to be ears. Carefully place a heart-shaped sprinkle below the eyes as a nose. Then, stick jimmies into place as whiskers along each side of the nose.
Step 4: Allow candy coating to harden before serving.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the cookie to soften.
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