Spooky Eyeball Cookies

Teresa Jacobson


This is a great Halloween cookie! I created this recipe as a spooky treat for my nephews last year. It creeped them out but not enough to stop them from eating them all! The cookie is not too sweet which is good for the grown ups too! Have a boo-tastic Halloween!

★★★★★ 4 votes
20 Min
10 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


1 c
margarine, softened
1/3 c
powdered sugar
1 large
3/4 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3.4 oz
package instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding mix (i used french vanilla mix in picture and the eyes are yellow-ish)
2 c
all purpose flour


3/4 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
milk, as needed to drizzling consistency
red, blue, green food coloring
semi-sweet chocolate chips


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
2In 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.
3Roll 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.)
4Bake 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.
5To 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.
6To 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.

About Spooky Eyeball Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tag: For Kids