Scaredy Cat Halloween Cookies

prep: 25MIN.
cook: 10MIN.
yield: 3 dozen


    1 (17.5 oz.) package Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Mix

    1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

    2/3 cup butter, softened or slightly melted

    1 large egg

    1 (13 oz.) jar Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread

    72 pieces candy corn

    36 orange, yellow or brown mini candy coated chocolate pieces


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine cookie mix, cocoa powder, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until dough forms. Roll dough into 36 balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. DIP bottom of glass into flour and flatten dough balls to 2-inch diameter. Pinch dough to form 2 pointed ears at top of each circle. Tap again with bottom of glass to flatten. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. STIR chocolate flavored hazelnut spread until smooth. Frost cookies with a very thin layer of spread. Place 2 pieces candy corn onto each cookie, both tips pointing inward, for eyes and 1 mini candy coated chocolate piece for nose. Let stand 5 minutes. Drag tip of paring knife several times through spread on both sides of noses to resemble cat whiskers.


Serving Size (1 of 36 cookies), Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 110mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%.


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