Gooey Monster Eye Cookies

Cookies · Holidays · September 10, 2013

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

4.5 from 6 votes

Gooey Monster Eye Cookies

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


  • 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


  1. Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.

  2. Mix in cake mix. Add green food coloring until it's the color you want. I used neon green. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. While warm push eye balls into the center or all over the cookie. ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Monster Eye Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1186 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 37g 185%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 1788mg 75%
Potassium 205mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 145g 48%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 77g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 40.8%
Calcium 45.5%
Iron 22.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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! { }

Go HERE for the recipe tutorial.

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White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M Cookies

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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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The Bearfoot Baker

These cookies make me smile! I am glad you are in “Fall & Halloween Mode!” Let the fun begin! πŸ™‚
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    Lil' Luna

    I’m sure you’re in fall mood too, Lisa! I LOVED, LOVE, LOVED all your Halloween creations last year and can’t wait to see what you come up with this year. πŸ™‚ XO

Jen V

Those are so stinkin’ cute! I am definitely printing this page so I can make those for my daughter’s class party next month. Thanks so much for sharing.
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I cannot get over the candy eyes!!!!! OMG!!!!!! I am so excited!!! Headed out the door right now on a hunt for them thanks!!

    Lil' Luna

    I hope you can find them Tina. They come in Large Eyes and Small Eyes and can be found in most baking sections… especially since it’s Halloween. πŸ™‚

      Jo Ann Hoover

      Couldn’t you use a mini marshmallow and inverted mini chocolate chip, if you couldn’t find the eyeball candy? Just a thought πŸ™‚


Super cute cookies and they would be perfect to put in halloween little gift bags for our friends. Love it!! Thanks so much!! Kids looked they loved them too πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Great idea to put them in Halloween bags, Crystal. Let me know if you make them with the kiddos. πŸ™‚

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Hey Kristyn, I just came over to pin your awesome Halloween cookies and the link doesn’t seem to be working for me. It says the URL is invalid. Thought I’d let you know just in case it isn’t working for everyone else too.

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    Lil' Luna

    Hi Shauna. Thanks for the update… it seems like there are some weird issues with the PIN IT button today. Hopefully, you were able to get it to work. Thanks for stopping by!


I saw this on Pinterest and came to your site to check it out. Cute site! I love these and have bookmarked them to try. I think these would be fun to make for my boyfriend’s kiddos. πŸ™‚ I will be posting them on my blog when I make them and will give you link love! Glad to have found you!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you for stopping by, Emily. I have a feeling your boyfriend’s kids will love these. They are so yummy!


I was wondering about how many cookies this recipe makes? I think they’re so cute!

    Lil' Luna

    This made about 2.5 dozen, but it depends on the size of cookies you want… you can make them bigger and get 2 dozen or do smaller and get 3 dozen. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

I am so freaking out Halloween is just around the corner!! These are SO cute!!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Dorothy!!! I can’t wait to see all the fun Halloween creations you come up with. I’m sure they will all be DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for stopping by! XO


Kristyn: How much dough would you roll into a ball and how many cookies should the recipe make?

    Lil' Luna

    I usually roll them into balls about 1.5 inches wide which makes about 2.5 dozen. If I roll into 1 inch it makes about 3 dozen. If I roll them into 2 inches, it makes about 2 dozen. πŸ™‚

Kerri Hernandez

Those are AWESOME! What makes the pink/red on the eyes?

    Kerri Hernandez

    Haha, nevermind, I saw that they are the “bloodshot” style.

      Lil' Luna

      I’ve only seen the bloodshot ones at Michael’s in the Halloween section. They are so fun and festive and are PERFECT for these cookies. πŸ™‚


        I’m making the right now. I found my eye balls at The Bulk Barn! Bloodshot and non bloodshot πŸ™‚


Love your Halloween recipes! Thanks for sharing. We have a Halloween Party every year, and these will be great treats for the kids!

    Lil' Luna

    So glad you like the recipes. The kids will definitely love the gooey eye cookies. Let me know how the turn out. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

Sue {munchkin munchies}

I love these! Simple, but super cute!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, Sue! SO glad you like them. πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing well! Have a great week. XO


Are these to be super moist at the top of the cookie…almost gooey like?

    Lil' Luna

    They are moist but not super moist. You may need to cook them a tid longer.


I love these!! Am going to have to try them soon :). Do you know if they freeze well?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried freezing them but I would imagine they are okay… especially because you have to refrigerate the dough for a bit to begin with. If you do freeze them let me know how they urn out. Thx!!


These gooey eye cookies look like so much fun! A recipe to add to my Halloween must makes, thanks for sharing!
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All these treats look so yummy!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you so much, Mariel! πŸ˜€

ginger watson

i would like these cookies sent to my timeline could you please accept me as afriend and send it to me thank you i am kin to nina stephens


I love how the simplest ideas can be the coolest! Especially to kids! Pinned for later. πŸ˜€
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Christy @mysouthernexpression

Lol…love the cookies I had to giggle. What a fun and cool treat for my daughters class. Everything looks so cute!


Just made these adorable cookies for our annual Halloween party… They turned out great πŸ™‚ however, I had the dough in the fridge for over an hour and it was still sticky… I had to put it in the freezer for like 10 mins. Then they worked great


My son and I just made these cookies – literally just pulled them out of the oven. He had so much fun putting making these and putting the eyes in! Thanks for a great Halloween activity!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you for stopping by, Ally! SO glad you guys loved the recipe. Hope they taste delicious too! πŸ˜€


How many cookies with this recipe make?


Can you tell me roughly how many cookies a batch yields? I have three classes to make treats for, so I’m wondering how many batches to make.

    Lil' Luna

    This makes close to 3 dozen smaller cookies. πŸ™‚

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Such a fun treat for school… my daughter loves them. We have nicknamed them Mike Wazowski’s….lol.
Super sweet though… do you think it would make a huge difference to use only half the cream cheese?


I’m looking forward to making your Ooey Gooey Monster Cookies! I am wondering though… What is your advice on making them gluten free? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    I think making them gluten-free could work. There have to be gluten-free cake mixes, right? If so, I would use one and then I think the other ingredients are okay, right? I’m not a gluten-free expert so I’m not sure exactly what can’t be eaten. :/


These look awesome! Any ideas for a dairy free substitute for cream cheese?


I made these with my 4 year old last night. So easy. He could do everything except for creaming the cream cheese and butter. We had a ball making them and they are so yummy.

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you for stopping by Desiree! So glad your son had fun making these with you. They are definitely really easy and super yummy! πŸ˜€


I made these with my 4 year old last night. So easy. He could do everything except for creaming the cream cheese and butter. We had a ball making them and they are so yummy. Only thing – I would increase the baking time. They came out a bit too raw at first.


Just finished making these for a college care package.They are A-DOR-A-BLE!! And delish. I wish I had scrolled down before I made them. They were still very sticky after being in the fridge for an hour. I never thought of sticking them in the freezer. I also, had to cook them longer than you suggested, closer to 15 minutes. I’m gonna have to add these to my holiday baking.

    Lil' Luna

    They are definitely still sticky after half hour, but I still just roll them in a ball and put them in the powdered sugar and usually only have to cook for 8-10 minutes. Glad that you liked them and that they turned out adorable. πŸ˜€


Those cookies look awesome! I really want to make them, but do you have to use a mix? We don’t have that kind here in Sweden and I don’t think it’s that difficult to make your own batter. Do you think you can just make your own instead?

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    Lil' Luna

    Hi Helen! Thank you for stopping by. I found a recipe online for homemade cake batter:
    I would use that, and it would totally work! So glad you like the cookies! Let me know if they turn out. πŸ˜€


      Wow, how quick are you? =) Did not expect a response so soon!
      Thanks for the link, I am so baking these for the kids at the library where I work.
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        Lil' Luna

        I try to be quick… don’t wan to leave ya hanging. πŸ˜‰ Let me know how they turn out – hope it works!! I know the kids will love them. πŸ™‚


I love this, thank you so much for sharing!! How many cookies does this recipe make? Thx! I need to plan for a big party πŸ™‚

El hada de la mermelada

When I saw your cookies, I loved them! I want to make them, but I’m spanish and I don’t know how much is 1 8 oz. bar cream cheese (we have kg, g… but no oz.!). And I don’t know what is yellow cake mix box. Could you help me? Sorry if my english isn’t very well.

Robin B.

I made these today and they turned out great with a little adjustment. I read some of the complaints about these being too gooey. I remembered that we make Almond Butter cookies for Christmas with a similar base of cream cheese and butter, so I followed the basics of that recipe. I chilled the dough for 1 1/2hrs so it was really cold and baked at 375*, 9 min for dark pan and 11 min for light. They came out with a perfect cake like texture and tasted great! Thanks for the recipe.


These look so delightful! I’m going to make them for Halloween πŸ™‚ Should the butter be salted or unsalted? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    I almost always use unsalted butter when baking, but only had salted on hand for these guys, and they turned out fine. πŸ™‚

Emily S

I had these pinned to make for our Halloween party last Saturday – and they turned out to be a HUGE hit! My boyfriend loved them, our friends loved them, and I may or may not have eaten a few myself πŸ˜‰ This recipe is definitely going into the holiday/party rotation. I’m already scheming how to change up the candy “decoration” and colors so that I can make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas…

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment, Emily!! I’m so glad you and everyone else liked them! I made a Pumpkin version on the blog that would be perfect for Halloween, and I also have a Frosted Gooey Red Velvet Cookie version coming up for Christmas. Stay tuned… πŸ˜‰


Thanks so much for the Ooey Gooey Monster Eye Cookie recipe! I made these for my son’s 2nd grade class Halloween party today and the kids and the adults all loved them : ) Me too, they were pretty easy, and really yummy!

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome, Sherry!! So glad to hear they were a hit with the kids AND adults!! πŸ˜€


Alright this might be a really dumb question but you’ll realize after reading it I am NOT a baker !;)
The cake mix: am I preparing it as instructed on the box then adding it to rest of the ingredients or am I JUST adding the powdered cake mixture to the addition ingredients?

    Lil' Luna

    Not a dumb question at all! You just need to add the cake mix only with the other ingredients. πŸ˜€


      Bravo! What a sweet recipe!! I just threw a batch together for my kids as an after school surprise. I can’t WAIT to see their reactions on these :). I’ve had to stop myself from popping them into my mouth! Such fun!!!

        Lil' Luna

        Thanks, Julie!! Curious what the kids thought…. I hope they LOVED them!


          Well – I’ve been told to make them again today for both class parties :). They’re a hit!


Just picked up the ingredients today to make them for my sons class. Only I have gummy eye balls. Hopefully they turn out.

    Lil' Luna

    I think Gummy Eyeballs will work too, just not sure how well they will stick. Also, be sure to wait a tid longer to add them so they gummies don’t melt on the hot cookies. πŸ™‚

Rebecca B

I made the Gooey Monster Cookies today with my 4 year old daughter. They turned out so adorable and yummy! The recipe was very easy- my daughter could do most of the steps. Thanks and Happy Halloween πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    It makes me so happy to hear that you and your daughter had so much fun making them. This is one recipe my kids help with all the time, and they love it too!! Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Halloween!

      Rebecca B

      Back again and planning to adapt this recipe for Valentine’s Day since they were such a hit for Halloween. I bought the Wilton jumbo heart sprinkles (instead of the eyes) and will make the dough red and pink (instead of green and purple). My daughter is very excited… We will let you know how they turn out. Thanks again πŸ™‚

        Lil' Luna

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          Rebecca B

          The Valentine’s Day version was a hit, too! Emailing you pictures now. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe- we have really enjoyed it! This time, even my 2 year old got to help πŸ™‚


Love this recipe! Super cute, super easy, super fun!!! Found it on Pinterest but also shared it on my FB page πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you so much for the comment and for sharing, Alexis!! Hope they are super good too. Happy Halloween! πŸ˜‰


      Daughter said her classmates devoured them and were looking for more, guess we know what we will be making for her upcoming birthday… a double batch πŸ˜‰


I am constantly trying to get my 12 year-old daughter to eat more vegetables. We work on learning to eat new ones, one at a time, and once she has learned to eat it without making the “gagging” face at the dinner table, we move on to another one. Right now, we are working on spinach. When I made these cookies last week, her first response was, “Mom, why did you make spinach cookies!” She wouldn’t even eat one until her father had tasted one and assured her that I was telling her the truth when I said it wasn’t spinach that made them green. πŸ™‚ BTW, they are really good cookies–more cakey than a usual cookie, and they can easily be adapted to other holidays by changing the food coloring and sugar candies used. Thanks for the recipe and ideas!


Lil Luna,

I was so excited to make these cute cookies for my 5 yr old Grandsons class party, however…mine were AWFUL! They were so gooey and they spread out like one big blob! I am so disappointed. :-o( *99.99% of time whatever I make turns out perfect BUT I usually follow the directions correctly….However, I thought “I’d experiment” and instead of using a normal yellow cake mix, I thought I would try the JIFFY box cake mix…that’s what I think went wrong…not enough cake mix. My heart is just so sad that I have to disappoint my little Grandson ;-( Thank You, YaYa

Annie P

These are so cute! I just finished making them for my son’s Kindergarten Halloween party today. I had to come up with something else for eyes since I didn’t have any candy ones. I just used vanilla frosting for glue and then added yellow and orange White chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms. My only issue was most of the cookies didn’t crack very much but other than that so easy to make and fun.


thanks for the great treat idea!! I do have one question concerning the recipe….does it matter if the yellow cake has pudding added to the mix?

    Lil' Luna

    I don’t think it should matter. Did you already try it out?


I just posted a link to this page on my blog and used your photo of the green monster cookies (all credit given to you!) πŸ™‚ I put my “version” next to them.. lol, there’s no comparison! Your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Lil' Luna

    Did you end up using upside down chocolate chips for the eyes? That’s a great idea!! πŸ˜€


      I did use the upside-down chocolate chips, and since the cookies were a little smaller (I used a melon-baller to get the rounded dough!), the chocolate chips were a great alternative! Our local WalMart has the eyes in your post- I just wasn’t at the right store on the day I wanted to make them- I’ll know next time, though!
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        Lil' Luna

        Upside down chips work great too! πŸ™‚


These are so incredibly cute!! I am going to make these for my friend this Halloween!! She has an eyeball phobia! LOL! I’ll let you know what her reaction is πŸ˜‰

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! Yes – keep me posted on her reaction! Hopefully she still likes them. πŸ˜‰

Debbie Gilmour

Hi there
These cookies look really great. I am hoping to make this weekend for 2nd birthday party. I’m in New Zealand and we work in grams not ounces here. Just wanted to check if your measurement for the cream cheese is 1.8 oz or 18 oz? Hope to hear from you soon!


Aloha from Hawaii! and Mahalo for sharing this CUTE idea for Halloween cookies. I LOVE Halloween – I am going to make a batch of these for my family and extra to share with coworkers.

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Love the bright colors! What kid wouldn’t eat one of these! Pinned!


I live in uk and wondered is white cake mix in the states the same as plain sponge mix in uk? Also is it 18 ounce of cream cheese ?

Jo Skidmore

I made the gooey monster eye cookies last year to include in a care package to daughter @ 1st year of college – HUGE HIT! I couldn’t find the blood shot eyes – those truly make the cookies! So I dipped a toothpick in red gel food coloring and made my own.

    Lil' Luna

    Smart to add the food coloring. I try to stock up on the blood shot eyes since you can really only find them around the holidays and at certain stores. Glad they were a huge HIT! πŸ˜€

Rachel Hass

What temperature do you set for the oven? The Gooey Monster Eye Cookies are adorable and they look like it would be fun, to make. I have gotten out of baking, this is so cute, I cannot wait to make..It just my husband and me, children and family live in different towns. Thinking of making and letting my husband take to work. Any suggestions on how to send them with him. Thank you so much for a cute and fun cookie. Rachel. πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    350. πŸ™‚ I would put them in a tupperware or a gallon bag. πŸ˜‰


Hi! These look AMAZING for a Halloween party! I’m so excited to make them this year πŸ™‚

Just one question for you- how many cookies does this recipe make?

Thank you for posting such a wonderful idea.

    Lil' Luna

    This makes about 1 1/2 – 2 dozen depending on the size of cookies you make. πŸ˜‰


Can I make it with red velvet cake box mix instead?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, but they’d be red. πŸ˜‰


      Check out Mom’s Got Ink on FB. She stole your photo of multicolored eye cookies.


Great recipe! About how many cookies will this make? I plan on using a cookie drop to measure out the dough. Thank you!


Cant wait to make these. I made loads of eyes out of white/dark chocolate.


I made these yesterday. They came well. I baked them at a slightly lower temperature to keep them from browning (325 degrees). Big hit with the kids but too sweet for my taste. A double batch yielded about 48 big cookies.

    PRA in AZ

    Made these, and instead of rolling the dough I used 1 1/4″ cookie dough scoop to drop them into the powdered sugar, saves time and I got just over 4 dozen with a single recipe. They were the perfect size for the eyeballs, and I used different amounts for the different neon colors. Was disappointing in flavor, so sweet with a chemical taste, using a Pillsbury traditional yellow cake mix. Took them to a neighborhood party anyway because they looked so cute. Warned people who love my baking not to eat them…

      Lil' Luna

      Sorry, they didn’t taste right. I’ve never had that problem. I’m glad they looked cute πŸ™‚ Thanks for giving them a try!


Will the cookies be okay if I baked them the day before?:)


Hi. Adorable cookies! I’m wondering how far in advance these can be made? Do you think the cream cheese will lower the shelf life. It’s only a week until Halloween, but I have a lot to do. πŸ™‚


What is the best way to store gooey monster eye cookies

    Lil' Luna

    I just keep the on a plate with saran wrap although they never last more than a day at our house. πŸ˜‰


Are the cookies that color because of the neon food coloring you used, or do they get a little lighter when you put them in the powdered sugar? Would I get the same results if I just used regular food coloring?

    Lil' Luna

    I think it’s because I used NEON food coloring. In general, the cookies end up just a tad lighter than what the cake batter looks like when you add the food coloring if that helps at all.


Booooo followed the directions & I can cook…really but these cookies were a huge FAIL!!

    Lil' Luna

    So sorry you had problems, Niki. We’ve made them countless times and they always turn out just fine. :/


I made these for a work Cooking baking/decorating competition at Halloween. I used the pumpkin cake mix. They WON! Wooo. LOL. & I personally love them, as they aren’t cloyingly sweet like so many cookies today.
Thank you SO much, as this is going to be a staple for me now!


    That should be “cookie” not cooking…

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I LOVE to hear that! Makes me so happy!! πŸ™‚


These are so funny! A little scary though, but it seems like the kids can handle!

I will have to look around and see if I can find these type of eatable cookie eyes!

All the best
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I know this is really old, if I could get an answer that would be great. I plan to make these cookies for my friends this halloween, and use decorated Pringle potato chip tubes as cute little containers. Would you know if these cookies would fit in the tubes? About how big of a ball of dough would be a good size? Thanks.

    Lil' Luna

    They may be too big for a pringle can the size I make them, bu if you keep the ball to about an inch or a tid bigger then, they should be fine. πŸ˜‰


How many cookies does this make?


Can you use Pillsbury colored cake mix ( the blue, purple, ect..) kind for this recipe or does it have to be yellow cake mix?


These are super cute! I’m actually making them right now, they are chilling right now. Just curious about any leftover cookies, should they be refrigerated with the cream cheese that’s in there? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    I’ve never refrigerated mine but they have also never lasted more than a day at my house. πŸ˜‰ Hope you guys liked them! πŸ˜€


These are very cute, and such a good idea!

This will be my first attempt at making cookies with cream cheese in them. If you are not eating them right away, should they be refrigerated or are they fine at room temperature?

Thank you.

    Lil' Luna

    We’ve always kept them at room temp since the cream cheese is baked, but I don’t think it would be a bad idea to refrigerate them. They never last long at our house which means they’re never out for more than a day. πŸ˜‰

leslie lala

OMG i came across these cookies last year they where a big hit at our Halloween bake sale. i made them again on Canada day just left out the eye balls and colored them red and white not as cute but still so good. i’m making them again this year for my step son jk class im sure theyll will love them too

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad they are a hit!!! My family LOVES them too! πŸ˜€


Hi! These look great and I hope to make them today. Have you ever made them from scratch following your own recipe for yellow cake? Would that work? If anyone has tried that please let me know! I don’t have yellow cake box but have all ingredients to make from scratch

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried it myself, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. et me know how it goes. πŸ˜‰


      Hey! I did try it actually – and they turned out delicious! No problems. Followed a yellow cake recipe i had, but just used the dry ingredients (2 1/4 c. flour, 3.5 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt) in place of the cake box mix. I also added 1.5 c. sugar (that the yellow cake recipe called for) to the butter and cream cheese, then continued with your recipe.. adding the dry ingredients into the wet. I did use a full 1 tsp of vanilla, but other than that all was same! They were so good and will definitely be making again!


I made these and they are so good! The bottoms got very dark and I thought I had burned a batch of them, however, they tasted delicious. ( I wonder if anyone else had a problem with the bottoms browning so much? They were on parchment paper.)

I used purple food coloring and stuck on 1 eyeball and a candy corn (I used some vanilla frosting to make them stick) and called these Purple People Eater cookies. They are super cute if I say so myself. I’ll absolutely make these again monster eyes or plain, forget the kids I want to eat them all myself lol!

I’m so glad I found this recipe. It’s a hit!

    Lil' Luna

    They do get a little brown at the bottom. Those sound so cute with the candy corn added!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!


Hi! I’m gonna be making these today and was wondering if there would be any problems skipping the powdered sugar bit of the recipe.

    Lil' Luna

    I don’t think so. I haven’t made them without it, so I hope they’d be ok πŸ™‚ It just gives added flavor. Thanks so much and have fun!


Do I have to use butter or can I use oil

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried the oil over butter. I’d love to know how they turn out, if you try!

Kristalyn Scott

Hi! Do I need any special instructions for High Altitude ? Also is it okay the cookie to still be soft ….. ( wasn’t sure since jt is cake batter ) wasn’t sure if they were done after 12 mins
Thanks !

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, they can be soft. And, the only thing I know about cooking in high altitude, is that usually it takes longer. Sorry, I wish I knew more! Hope that helps!

Sarah Nabbit

Hi, I’m thinking these would be awesome for our baby’s second birthday (Halloween baby!) ans was just wondering if they freeze and thaw ok, and how long they keep in say, the fridge after being made, since I am trying to figure out what foods I can make ahead and what I can’t. πŸ™‚
thanks so much!

    Lil' Luna

    Fun! I haven’t had to freeze them yet, so I’m not sure about how they would come out. Maybe you could freeze them after you have rolled them into balls, before rolling in powder sugar. If I were to freeze them, that is how I would try it. I usually keep my cookies in a cookie jar or an air tight container, just out on the counter. They will stay soft for days, but around here, they don’t last that long. I hope that helps you! You’ll love these πŸ™‚


Amazing Recipe! I’ll try to make these cookies next halloween!! Thank you!
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    Lil' Luna

    Thanks!! They will be a hit. They are some of our favorites!


Will the lemon or vanilla cake box will work?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, they may have a little more flavor, but really any flavor will work πŸ™‚

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