Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies

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Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies

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.

Gingerbread Cookies From a Box Cake Mix Directions

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.

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


  1. First, mix together cold egg and room temperature butter.
  2. Add gingerbread cake mix
  3. Mold dough in a ball and chill for at least an hour.
  4. Roll dough between parchment paper.
  5. Spread out the dough and cut out shapes with cutters.
  6. Bake and let them cool.
  7. Decorate and you are done.


The answer to this is – yes. Gingerbread cookies can be put in the freezer. When you take them out, let them thaw to room temperature before decorating them.

For the most part, gingerbread cookies should be soft but still be able to hold their shape. Hard ones are used to make gingerbread houses and other decorations like ornaments but aren’t baked for eating really.

What is the difference between soft gingerbread cookies and chewy ones?

The recipe being shared here in this post is for soft cookies that are crispy on the outside. They don’t have a chewy texture.

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Cheers to Black Cats and Halloween Fun,


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5 thoughts on “Black Cat Gingerbread Cookies”

  1. Amazing, love the black cat – it’s awesome. Pinned it
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  2. I don’t have a reason to make these but they are definitely adorable enough to find a reason. Thanks for sharing the recipe and tips. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty Now I am going to go browse through the other posts you shared at the end. Love them!

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