Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

17 Oct 2014

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

Are these just the cutest darned cookies that you ever did see?

Because Halloween is all about being cute, donchaknow. Or am I thinking about Valentines day. Because I can make these cats again for Valentines day and fall in love with them all over again.

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

These cookies came to pass when my and my boyfriend stumbled across this store that only sells bulk food. Tubs and barrels and vats of bulk food. A bulk food heaven, if you will. Anything a foodie can possibly want. However much you want. Just a scoopful away.

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

We shoveled quinoa, beans, chia seeds, popcorn, chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries... everything we even remotely wanted inside bags. It was the best shopping spree of my life. Who knew it would be in a bulk food store?

And when I saw the candy corn tub, I immediately grabbed a bag and scooped a huge bagful of the stuff. Which made my boyfriend happy because he is a candy fiend, but it also made me happy because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

I credit this idea to a class I observed during my practicum. It was last year, a couple of weeks before Halloween, when I stepped into a grade 8 foods class to watch the teacher teach. And they were black cat cookies Not these exact cookies, I didn't have the foresight to steal the recipe, but I was amazed at how a whole class of teenagers bakes.

I think only one group's cookies actually looked like cats The other ones were brown balls almost entirely covered in candy. I understand their reasoning: why only have 3 pieces of candy on these cookies when the teacher is willing to give as many as we need to make these cookies? This is why making them at home is so much better: the leftover candy can go straight into my mouth.

Thank you bulk foods store. I will see you soon.

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies

Whole Wheat Black Cat Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • +candy corn
  • +swedish berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of of a stand mixer, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and the sugars until fully combined 
  3. Mix in the butter and egg on medium speed. The dough will mix into a big sticky ball when it is ready.
  4. Form balls of dough, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten them a little with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. While cookies are warm, pinch the cookies for ears, and use a fork to create whiskers for each cat. Decorate with candy corn for the eyes and swedish berries for the nose.

Cookie recipe adapted from Fulfilled Homemaking

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  1. These cats are very cute and not scary at all!

  2. How adorable these cookies are! love the bulk food section!

  3. These Fall cookies are so adorable!

  4. aren't those cute?
    whole wheat too, I've got to make more creations with whole wheat flour, so behind on that.

  5. These look fantastic! They definitely put a smile on my face ^ ^ I hope you have a wonderful weekend! x

  6. Oh those are so adorable! I definitely would prefer a cute Halloween to a creepy one. =D thanks for sharing!

  7. Such a fun idea!! Even the decorating impaired (like me!) could make these!!

  8. These are MAJORLY adorable!! And halloween is DEFINITELY about being cute...at least where dessert is concerned!

  9. Genius to pinch the ears when the cookies are still warm! And here I thought you bought a cat cookie cutter. :)
    Christina @ http://www.whipthisup.com

  10. Haha, teens baking! I wish I baked in my teens. But these cat cookies are just super adorable!!!


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