Dora Cat Cookies

Dora Cat Cookies

You'll want to cross paths with these cookies inspired by Dora's Halloween costume. Whip up some whiskers and ears and you've got yourself a festive, feline, kid-favorite treat!

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Dora Cat Cookies
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 15

Prep Time: 2 hrs., 30 min.

Cook Time: 10 to 12 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 box (16 oz.) confectioners´┐Ż sugar
  • 4 tbsp. egg white powder (Just Whites)
  • 6 tbsp. warm water
  • Brown, black, and red food coloring (Wilton)

Supplies

  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Dora Cat Template
  • Small paring knife
  • Wire rack for cooling
  • 6 small plastic resealable bags

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Step 2

    Knead the cookie dough with the flour on a work surface until smooth. Cut the dough in half, refrigerating half until ready to use. Roll out one half on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use the Dora Cat Template and a small paring knife to cut out as many shapes as possible. Transfer the dough pieces to the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Re-roll the scraps and roll out the other half of dough.

  3. Step 3

    Bake until the cookies are just golden and firm, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  4. Step 4

    While cookies are baking, you can make the frosting. Combine the confectioners' sugar, egg white powder, and 5 tablespoons of the water in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of water and beat until just smooth and thick. While you're not working, keep covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying.

  5. Step 5

    Now you will make six colors of royal frosting and spoon into separate plastic resealable bags. Use 3 tablespoons of the royal frosting for each color and tint pink, black, red, and light brown with the food coloring and spoon. Divide the remaining royal frosting in half. Tint one half of the frosting dark brown and spoon into a plastic resealable bag. Tint the remaining half pale beige with the brown and red food coloring and thin slightly with a few drops of water.

  6. Step 6

    Spread the face area of the cookies with the pale beige frosting in a thin layer and let dry at least 1 hour.

  7. Step 7

    Snip a very small corner (1/8 inch) from the bags with the tinted frostings. Pipe ears with the pink frosting, eyes with the white frosting, and hair with the dark brown frosting. Then pipe the light brown eyes, nose, and outline of the face. Pipe the red mouth. Pipe the black outline of the ears, whiskers, and pupils. Let cookies dry at least 2 hours before stacking.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 239
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Total Carbs: 44g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Protein: 3g
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