Gooey Monster Eye Cookies

Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe - so good and perfect for Halloween! Yellow cake mix, cream cheese, & powdered sugar with green food coloring and a candy eye on top!

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.

The kids absolutely LOVED them!! The hubby and I may have had a few ourselves as well. These Gooey Butter cookies are always a hit and these ones definitely will be too at your next Halloween party. 🙂

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Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe

4.92 from 12 votes
Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe - so good and perfect for Halloween! Yellow cake mix, cream cheese, & powdered sugar with green food coloring and a candy eye on top!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1186 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • green food coloring
  • powdered sugar
  • candy eyeballs

Instructions
 

  • 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!

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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. 🙂

Candy Eyeballs

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. 🙂

Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe - so good and perfect for Halloween! Yellow cake mix, cream cheese, & powdered sugar with green food coloring and a candy eye on top!

Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookies Recipe - so good and perfect for Halloween! Yellow cake mix, cream cheese, & powdered sugar with green food coloring and a candy eye on top!

Gooey Eyeball Goodness right here!

I also did a more colorful version of these cookies. Just with more colors and more eyes:

Delicious Gooey Monster Cookies!! Perfect for Halloween! { lilluna.com }

Go HERE for the recipe tutorial.

For more fun Halloween Treats check out:

Yummy Scarecrow Treats! Gooey marshmallows, candy corn, peanuts, and a cake batter base!!

Scarecrow Treats

White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies recipe on { lilluna.com } Super soft and so good!!

White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies

White Chocolate Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge { lilluna.com } White chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, candy corn, & pretzels make this fudge so delicious!

White Chocolate Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge

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Lily had a play date when we made these cookies – Thanks for helping, Grace!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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