Catbox Cookies (aka "Deep $#+! Cookies)"

These are the famous disgusting cookies that look like cat poop (rolled in Grape-Nuts, which makes lovely fake kitty litter.)

There are two flavors-chocolate(dark brown), and gingerbread(light brown).

A warning from the contributor:
I seldom measure carefully so amounts may need adjustment, especially on flavoring. The cookies are dense and not very sweet, this is necesssary so that they will keep their shape during baking. If you use white flour or sugar they may be tastier but they won't look like $#+!.

Chocolate ingredients:
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup (1 and 1/3 stick) butter, margarine, or lard
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla or peppermint extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
Grape-Nuts™ cereal

Gingerbread ingredients:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2/3 cup (1 and 1/3 stick) butter, margarine, or lard
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla or peppermint extract
2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
Spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves) to taste (suggest with 1/2 tsp each)
Grape-Nuts™ cereal

Mix-ins (to your level of tolerance):
Chocolate Chips
Butterscotch Chips
Peanut Butter Chips
Cooked Spagetti or Ramen noodlesRoundworms
M & Ms
Shrimp ChipsStyrofoam packing

Microwave the honey till it bubbles(about 1 minute). Add the butter, (I've been told using lard makes for a more realistic texture and softer cookie) and the molasses, if any. Add the egg, mix well, then mix in all the other stuff. add mix-ins of your choice to some or all of the batter.

Chill 1 hour in the freezer or several hours in the fridge. Roll dough logs of random length and the diameter of cat poop. Roll logs in Grape-Nuts and bake at 350 degrees till done (maybe 20 minutes.

Serve in a disposable cat litter box on a bed of grapenuts, with a cat litter scoop. Improved effects can be achieved by decorating the box and scoop with melted chocolate or pudding. The contributor has heard that "mixing brown sugar with the Grape-Nuts sweetens up the cookie a bit while still looking truly hideous."

Recipe submitted: October 8, 1993
Michael R. Wayne /
Contributed by S. Mudgett