Eerie Eyeball Cookies

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
48 cookies

Some may find it a little unsettling to have your tempting treats staring right back at you. But snack time’s sweeter with these peanut butter eyeball cookies frosted to look like creepy little peepers. A word of advice: Just avert your eyes and enjoy.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    shortening

  • 1/3 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 2 Tbsps

    milk

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1-1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • granulated sugar (optional)

  • 1 cup

    Vanilla Frosting (homemade or ready-to-spread)

  • red and black decorator frosting in tubes

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cup
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
pan
cookie sheet
wire rack
wire rack
1

Heat oven to 375° F. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

2

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, if desired; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

3

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

4

Frost center of cookie with vanilla frosting to form white portion of eye. Decorate with red and black frostings to form outline of eye and bloodshot markings. Press malted milk ball "iris" into center of eye. Makes about 48 cookies.

If you don't have red or black frosting in tubes, dip toothpick in red food color and drag through frosting to make bloodshot eye

Additional questions?