Saturday, October 22, 2011

The cookie Carnival

Fudgy Cats was the selection I made for this months Cookie Carnival (found at midwest living. com).  To be honest, the fudgy brownie was just "eh".  You know, the not bad but not exceptional either type. I like the idea of cutting out cats, or in my case spiders, but I would not make this recipe again.  While not every cookie (or brownie) recipe is a success story, I have found several "keeper" recipes through the Cookie Carnival.   Tami does a fantastic job keeping the momentum going and we are always on the lookout for members.  Come check her blog out here!

Fudgy Cats
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon miniature semisweet chocolate pieces


1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Grease the foil; set pan aside.
2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the flour, the 3/4 cup cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine granulated sugar and melted butter. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined.
4. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and chill 3 to 24 hours.
5. Uncover the brownie layer. Lift from pan using foil. Cut into cat shapes using a 3-inch cookie cutter or a knife. In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons cocoa powder. Sprinkle over cat cutouts. Press 2 chocolate pieces into each cutout for the eyes. Makes 14, 3-inch cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I haven't even thought about Oct. Cookie Carnival yet. Good to know about that chocolate cookie.