Eyeball Cookies
48
cookies
45 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME

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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

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

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  October 18, 2009

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!

— says Cynthia
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