Eek!! I’m SO excited for Halloween. I’ve officially switched gears and have been thinking of and making some great Halloween crafts, gift ideas and recipes that I can’t wait to share with you over the next month and a half.
I haven’t busted out my Halloween Decor just yet, but I have a feeling it might just happen today. I was hoping to get it out while my mom was here the past 6 days (she just went home yesterday – insert sad face here) but we just had too much fun shopping and eating and didn’t get to it. I can’t wait to share with you even more Halloween Decor Ideas.
Before we get to decor, I have some great Halloween cookies to share with you. They are a Halloween version of the Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies. They are seriously so good and festive.
- 1 Yellow Cake Mix Box
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 8 oz. bar cream cheese softened
- 1 egg
- green food coloring
- powdered sugar
- candy eyeballs
- Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.
- Mix in cake mix. Add green food coloring until it's the color you want. I used neon green. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. While warm push eye balls into the center or all over the cookie. ENJOY!
Other than the fact that the cookie dough needs to chill for awhile, they are very simple and easy to make, which is always a bonus.
We used these candy eyeballs from Wilton as well as the Bloodshot Candy eyeballs from Wilton. Just note that they may melt if you put the eyeballs on before baking. We tried that first and the bloodshot eyes turned to goo. I recommend placing them on the cookie just as they are getting out of the oven and they are still soft. We found the eyeballs at Michael’s but I’ve also seen them at Target and Walmart in the baking section or Wilton section.
Gooey Eyeball Goodness right here!
I also did a more colorful version of these cookies. Just with more colors and more eyes:
Go HERE for the recipe tutorial.
For more fun Halloween Treats check out:
For all Halloween recipes go HERE.
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Lily had a play date when we made these cookies – Thanks for helping, Grace!