Halloween Black Cat Cookies

Well, these Halloween Black Cat Cookies are FAR from perfect but they were definitely a LOT of fun to make!   They are a little time consuming but it’s something that you should plan to spend an entire morning or day doing.  And I recommend that you make a plan, read all the directions first, and lay out all the tips, bags, colors (supplies) you’ll need.  You can all the hot seasonal Wilton items at Walmart and back in the arts & craft section, they have all the Wilton icings and tools.

When buying Wilton products, there are always instructions and tips on the back of the product.  Read them twice.

I bought my sugar cookie dough this round because the week has been hectic but you can make your own dough, which I recommend.  I rolled it out and cut out the cats.

Because these were going to be black cats with orange outline, I made my orange icing first.  I outlined each cat, using orange buttercream icing.  I’m not actually even sure if using regular buttercream was the correct icing to use to be honest but that’s what I did.

(Also, I apologize for the HORRIBLE photos. My camera is in my car and my son took it today so I was stuck with a really crappy one!)

Royal icing is fun.  It’s liquid like and falls into place for the most part.  I’ll include the recipe for that below.  Obviously I used Wilton’s Black dye for the icing.   It’s as simple as confectioners sugar, meringue powder, and water.

I dyed it, thinned it, and poured into a bag.  I snipped the end and let it flow out.  This can be messy so be careful.  My biggest tip for you is to start with a little amount in the middle and spread out using a toothpick, otherwise, you chance it spilling over. I know this ’cause I did this.

After that, I let dry and then I ‘decorated’ the cat by putting eyes and mouth.  I used white icing for eyes, tiny amount of the black royal black icing for center of eyes, and the orange buttercream for the mouth.    It ain’t pretty but I think I did alright and I know Truett will think they are super cool!!!

While I had hoped they’d look a little spookier, they’ll do.  They actually look pretty happy. LOL  I placed in a Wilton treat box and completed the Halloween Black Cat Cookies! If you want more Halloween treat ideas, check out some of my other posts.

ROYAL ICING (from Wilton)

This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a “cement” to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes.


  • 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder Easy-Add Meringue Powder
  • 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons warm water

Makes About 3 cups of icing.


Step 1

Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).

Step 2

NOTE: Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.

* For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

**When using large countertop mixer or for stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

Thinned Royal Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach proper consistency.




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    Tina says

    They turned out cute Lori. All that matters is if they taste good and you made everyone happy. I bet Truett gobbled down some cookies. You know when I was at Walmart I noticed Wilton had the squeeze bottles for $2 to use for royal icing. I will pick som up next time I head out. Because I have a hard time with icing myself. Happy Halloween.

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      They did love them and you know what, I completely forgot about the bottles!!!! I totally knew all about them. MAN!!!! that would have made things so much easier for me…gah!

      Happy Halloween to you my friend!!

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        Tina says

        They come in a package of two, so that is an awesome deal. I forgot about them too until I saw them. I saw someone use them on pinterest and I remembered Wilton had those at Walmart. Have a great day and good luck on all treats for the Festival.