Eyeball Cookies

Halloween Eyeball Cookies Recipe
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1 Review
Green maraschino cherries and chocolate chips create real eyes on a snickerdoodle cookie.
45 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Mixture

2 tablespoons
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon

Cookie

1 1/2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
cream of tartar
1 teaspoon
baking soda

Frosting

1 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half

Decorations

24
green maraschino cherries*, drained, cut in half
Chocolate chips or cinnamon candies
Red decorator gel, if desired
 
*Substitute green or red candied cherries. You may be able to find blue, yellow or orange maraschino cherries in jars in some supermarkets.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  4. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes until or cookies are just beginning to brown. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and half & half in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Place maraschino cherries onto paper towels; pat dry.
  6. Spread about 1 teaspoon frosting onto center of each cookie. Top with 1 cherry half, rounded-side up. Press 1 chocolate chip, bottom-side up, into cherry hole. Use decorator gel to make veins. Store in loosely covered containers.

Recipe Tips

Red decorator gel is available in tubes in the baking aisle of the supermarket. It takes longer to set than frosting, so allow decorated cookies to set about 30 minutes before storing.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Had a halloween cookie baking party today with my 4 and 6 yr old girls and their friends. We made these cookies and they were a huge hit. Recipe made alot and they were very tasty and when presented gave the wow factor!

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