Spooky Eyeball Cookies
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Now these are fun and guaranteed to put everyone in the Halloween spirit! The cookies remind me of a shortbread and are quite a treat. The Test Kitchen
1 cmargarine, softened
1/3 cpowdered sugar
3/4 tspalmond extract
1 tspvanilla extract
3.4 ozpackage instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding mix (i used french vanilla mix in picture and the eyes are yellow-ish)
2 call purpose flour
3/4 cpowdered sugar
1/2 tspvanilla extract
1-2 Tbspmilk, as needed to drizzling consistency
·red, blue, green food coloring
27semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Spooky Eyeball Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat margarine and 1/3 c. powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, 1 tsp. vanilla, almond extract, and pudding mix until blended. Stir in flour just until combined.
- Roll cookie dough into about 1 inch balls (vary size for different size eyeballs) and place on prepared baking sheet. Use your index finger to make a depression in center of each eyeball. (Cookies will not spread much when baked.)
- Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes until cookies are set and lightly golden on bottoms. Remove to wire rack (with wax paper underneath the rack) to cool completely.
- To make frosting: in a separate bowl, combine 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and enough milk to get a glaze or drizzling consistency. Divide into 3 smaller bowls and add food coloring to each bowl.
- To assemble cookie: while cookie is on cooling rack, use a 1/4 or 1/8 tsp measuring spoon to scoop a small amount of blue or green frosting into center depression of cookie. Add a chocolate chip upside down to center of blue or green. Drizzle red frosting on edges of cookie with a spoon to resemble bloodshot eyes. Serve.