Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies

24 Cookies
29 min

Let’s make Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies for Halloween and all the parties. These are perfect to make with kids because they are quick and fun. Because they come out super adorable, they are a festive touch to a Halloween celebration at school, at home or for a Girl Scout meeting. The recipe is super easy and the cookies are super delicious. Let’s make them! This is a quick and easy gingerbread cookies recipe, made with 3 simple and readily available ingredients. This doctored cake mix recipe makes the very best soft cut-out cookies ever.

Supplies and Ingredients Needed for Baking Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies

You will need the following supplies and ingredients to make these adorable spooky cute cookies.

  • Gingerbread Cake Mix
  • Cat Cookie Cutter
  • 1 Egg (Cold)
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
  • Rolling Pin
  • Kitchen aid Mixer and Bowl
  • Sprinkles and Candy Eyes
  • Parchment Paper

Directions for Making Black Cat Cookies

It is important to follow the directions carefully if you want your black cat cookies to come out looking like cats.

Step One: Start by mixing your egg and butter in a mixing bowl with beaters. Add the gingerbread cake box mix and beat until firm.

Step Two: Roll dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.

Step Three: Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a tool that makes the dough perfectly even is super helpful in getting the cookies to bake proportionately.

Step Four: Line up the cookie cut outs on a baking sheet with a couple inches in between. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Step Five: Use black royal icing to cover cookies.

Step Six: Add candy eyes and icing!


It’s a doctored cake mix recipe and requires only 3 ingredients that are readily available.

  • Spiced cake mix
  • Butter
  • Egg

Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe details
  • 24  Cookies
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 9 Minutes Total time: 29 min
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Black Cat GIngerbread Cookies
  • Box Cake Mix - Gingerbread
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 C Butter
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