Enjoy Monster Eye Cookies, these are the most flavorful cookies. They are delicious homemade cookies that are so buttery and creamy. They are decorated with the cutest little eye candies for a festive Halloween treat that are so festive and everyone loves them.
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Monster eye cookies are another recipe for Halloween Treats Week. I hope you try my Boolicious Chocolate Covered Fruit, which are delicious and I'm always happy getting in some fruit on Halloween. Our Spooky Bloody Finger Cupcakes are great for a fun dessert.
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Monster Eye Cookie Ingredients
- sugar - Dixie Crystals, my go-to sugar
- vanilla extract - Adams Extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- decorative candy eyes - Wilton decorative eyes are my go to decorative candy eyes.
- food coloring or gel - Adams Extract gels work very well for these monster cookies.
Monster Eye Cookies
If you have been following along, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. As a child, my Mom, who I love thought a costume consisted of hitting up my Dad's closet for a shirt and dark makeup for our faces.
We never really knew what to say to people..."hobos" my Mom would smilingly say, tell everyone you are hobos. They will wish they were this creative!
Besides that, we weren't allowed far from home, four houses down to trick or treat. Not a lot of candy for a kids treat basket.
Plus my family being Irish, Halloween is Samhain, and that's a whole other story and its all about spirits and I always got the crap scared out of me, excuse my language.
But with my kids, I've learned to embrace Halloween and just go with the flow. These monster eye cookies are one of those creations I enjoy because they are fun and cute.
Monster Eye Cookies FAQs
How long do monster eye cookies keep once they are made?
These cookies last for about 4 days. Keep in a sealed plastic storage bag.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes. You can make them ahead and defrost when ready to eat. No longer than 3 months.
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- Wilton Edible Monster Eyes - perfect for this recipe as well as so many fun cupcakes and cookie recipes.
- Wilton Purple Gel - love this gel and use it a lot for baking.
- Adams Extract Food Coloring - a favorite food coloring, no added dye and works so well.
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Tips for Making Monster Eye Cookies
- Use softened unsalted butter for the best results.
- When mixing the flour into the butter mixture, be patient, it takes a few minutes for the mixture to come together.
- Do not add the eyes to the cookies at the beginning of baking. They can melt.
- Add the eyes right at the end of baking.
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Monster Eye Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Mixing the Monster Eye Cookie
- In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, cream unsalted butter and sugar until well blended.
- Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue to mix for another minute or two, until ingredients well blended.
- Gradually mix in the dry ingredients Use low speed on mixer to combine.
- Continue to mix until mixture forms together about 3-4 minutes.
- Separate dough into 3 bowls.
- Use food coloring to color each piece of dough a different color, purple, green, orange. Blend the color well into the dough.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls on a baking sheet.
- Either spray sheet with non-stick spray or use a non stick pad on baking tray.
- Place the dough on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Press dough down slightly.
- Bake about 8 -9 minutes till cookie is baked through
- Remove baking tray from oven.
- Quickly place eyes on the cookies to your preference 2-3 per cookie.
- Let cool completely and enjoy.
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