These adorable little Halloween cookies are both easy and quick. First up, if you want to take a BIG short cut, use a bag cookie mix, or store bought pre-made plain sugar cookies. However, I made sugar cookies from scratch and I’ll include that recipe below for anyone interested. Loyal followers know my love for edible eyeballs, so be sure to stock up on them this time of year. You can turn just about anything into a fun Halloween treat by adding some eyeballs!
Sugar cookies, makes 3 dozen
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla flavored candy quick or almond bark
Edible eyeballs, small size
Un-box your store bought cookies and lay out on parchment or wax paper to top. Or follow bag mix cookie instructions, cook and cool. Then lay out the cookies on parchment or wax paper to top.
For from scratch sugar cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a stand mixer, cream together sugar, egg, vanilla, milk and melted butter. Once combined, slowly add your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt. Once your dough is combined, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop cookie dough in teaspoon size balls. Get a small drinking glass and a plate with a small amount of flour. Dip the bottom of the drinking glass into the flour, then press slightly into each cookie ball. Bake your cookies for 7-10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Set cookies aside to cool. Once cooled lay out the cookies on parchment or wax paper to top. Heat one cube of candy quick in the microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring between each one until melted and smooth. Using a metal spoon, drizzle candy quick over all of your cookies. Do this in a back and forth motion to look like mummy strings. Working quickly, place two small edible eyeballs on top of the cookie while the candy quick is still warm to adhere the eyeballs to the cookies. Let the cookies cool until the candy quick and eyeballs have set. Once done, place in air tight container and enjoy within a week.
I made these for my daughters classroom for a fun holiday treat. They’re all flavors kids are already familiar with while staying on theme for Halloween. Bonus for no food dyes if that’s a concern of yours with children’s food. Also if you’re already stocked up on candy quick and edible eyeballs be sure to make some mummy pretzels while you’re at it. It’s the same process as these cookies but requires NO cooking of any kind, so they’re actually even easier.