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Catbox cookies

By J. Scott Wilson, Food columnist, food@ibsys.com
Published On: Oct 22 2012 09:51:59 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 20 2014 05:15:21 AM CDT
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Of course, no party is complete without some sort of centerpiece, and Halloween is the time when you can feel free to let the dark side of your cooking creativity have free rein. To make the "cat box" for these gross-but-tasty treats, use a box of Grape-Nuts or other barley cereal. Be sure and "garnish" with plenty of gummi flies, worms, and any other disgusting edibles you can think of. I've seen ramen noodles, peanuts and raisins used to gross effect.

Ingredients


¼ c. honey
¼ c. molasses
2/3 c. butter
1 egg, at room temperature, lightly beaten
2 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 large box Grape-Nuts

In a medium bowl, microwave the honey until it bubbles, about 1 minute. Stir in the molasses, butter and egg. Beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until combined. Then add the "realistic" additions of your choice such as coconut, ramen, chocolate chips or peanuts. Chill dough until firm.

Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Roll dough into logs about ¾ inch in diameter. Cut into pieces the approximate length of cat doots. Roll logs lightly in the Grape-Nuts, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven.

To add realism, spend a couple of bucks for a plastic cat box and line it with the Grape-Nuts. Add garnishes.

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