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These are SO cute, easy and the kids love them. My 7 year old grandson and I made these last year and they were the hit of the school!


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 wooden craft or Popsicle sticks
  • 48 candy corn candies
  • 24 red-hot candies


  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Roll dough into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • Place 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Insert a wooden stick into each cookie.
  • Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Pinch top of cookie to form ears.
  • For whiskers, press a fork twice into each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set.
  • Remove from the oven; immediately press on candy corn for eyes and red-hots for noses.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Gift Idea  Halloween  Oven  Snack 

Author Credit: Taste of Home

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