Cocoa Cats Decorate these chocolate-and-orange-flavored cutouts with bright orange icing. Decorate the cats pictured by piping the icing, or double the icing recipe and spread it on with a knife. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 12, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 40 mins Chill Time: 60 mins Bake Time: 7 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 60 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅓ cup shortening ⅓ cup butter or margarine, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 2 tablespoon milk ½ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 2 teaspoon orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour 1 recipe Orange Icing Orange Icing 1 cup sifted powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoon orange juice orange food coloring Directions In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Beat until combined. Add egg, milk, orange peel, and juice, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat or stir in flour. Divide in half. Cover; chill for 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough portion to a 1/8-inch thickness. With a cat-shaped cutter, cut into shapes. Place shapes 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown. Remove cookies; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Decorate cats with Orange Icing. Makes about sixty 2- to 3-inch cookies. Orange Icing In a small mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough orange juice to make of piping consistency. Stir in enough orange food coloring (or a combination of red and yellow) to color the icing orange. Place icing in a small, sealed plastic bag with a small hole snipped in one corner or in a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 64 Calories 3g Fat 9g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 60 Calories 64 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 8mg 3% Sodium 22mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Protein 1g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.