I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”. These cookies are really quick to make. I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with. I always make cookies for my kids’ parties as you can easily make them in advance and freeze them already cut. Then all you have to do is bake them – no need to defrost them! To make the cat’s face, I made some stencils out of cardboard, just like I did last year to make Miffy’s Cookies! Decorating these cookies was very easy as I used M&M’s and… a fork! They were a hit, so much so that I made another batch to send to school, instead of the usual lolly bags… Have fun!
Kitten Chocolate Cookies
An easy recipe to make cute and delicious Kitten Chocolate Cookies!
- 75 gms – 1/3 cup sugar
- 75 gms – 1/3 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tbsp milk
- 225 gms – 1 scant cup flour
- 25 gms – ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Chocolate M&M’s
Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment on low to medium speed. Mix until well incorporated.
Add the egg and milk and mix well. Sift the flour and cocoa powder together, add to the bowl and mix well. The dough will be ready when it clumps around the paddle attachment.
Roll it into a 6 mm – ¼ inch thick sheet and cut out your cookies using a cardboard stencil (I make these all the time and it is quite easy, all you need is a printed image of what you want to make, some clean cardboard, some transfer paper, a pen and a sharp exacto knife. Put the transfer paper between the image and the cardboard and transfer the image onto the cardboard by tracing the outline with a pen. Then cut out the shape).
Put the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper and decorate them with M&M’s. To make the whiskers, use a fork and gently press the cookies with it.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for 15 minutes.
When ready, let them cool down on the baking tray for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely.