Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

Cookies · Holidays · October 25, 2012

Monster Eye Sugar Cookies - perfect for Halloween or a Monster party! A soft sugar cookie frosted with a powdered sugar and almond extract frosting and topped with candy eyes!

I’m always looking for cute and fun desserts.

Well, last week I was at Wal-Mart and saw these candy eyes in the baking section. I knew I had to use them for something.

Then, I realized they would be super adorable with my Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe!! PERFECT!!

That’s exactly what I decided to do.

Cute and easy right? These candy eyes are bigger than the ones I’ve seen in the baking section (or the Wilton section at Wal-Mart) but they were inexpensive and the perfect touch for these fun cookies. I like them especially because they look like you put a lot more work into them than you actually did, lol!! I LOVE desserts like that.

Here’s the recipe:

Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 3512 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Food coloring (I used the neon green gel - worked perfect!!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven o 375.

  2. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugars in large bowl (or Kitchen-Aid) until fluffy.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms
  5. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Thin dough will make crunchy cookies. If you want soft dough, it needs to be about ⅜ in. {NOTE: Try not to handle the dough too much}
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan. Let Cool.

Frosting

  1. Mix ingredients with hand mixer. If too thick, add a tid more milk.

  2. {NOTE: 1 batch of frosting is enough for 2 batches of cookie dough}
Nutrition Facts
Monster Eye Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3512 Calories from Fat 1287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 143g 220%
Saturated Fat 86g 430%
Cholesterol 473mg 158%
Sodium 1879mg 78%
Potassium 557mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 537g 179%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 399g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 95.3%
Calcium 26.7%
Iron 50.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Monster Eye Sugar Cookies - perfect for Halloween or a Monster party! A soft sugar cookie frosted with a powdered sugar and almond extract frosting and topped with candy eyes!

Monster Eye Sugar Cookies - perfect for Halloween or a Monster party! A soft sugar cookie frosted with a powdered sugar and almond extract frosting and topped with candy eyes!

These cookies were a hit!! Hope you like them as we much as we did.

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Monster Eye Sugar Cookies - perfect for Halloween or a Monster party! A soft sugar cookie frosted with a powdered sugar and almond extract frosting and topped with candy eyes!

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Jessie

Ha those are adorable! Pinned it 🙂
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sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

very cute!
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sally @ sallys baking addiction

Hi Kristyn!! What adorable cookies. Perfect for halloween parties. I’m going to a halloween party tonight, I don’t have a chance to make these but maybe I can make them for halloween and bring into work on Wednesday! These are adorable!
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Sandee prince

Those were sooooo cute at the destash bash!!!

Ava Grace

How cute!! The Monster Eye Sugar cookies are so appealing. The kids are going to love definitely.

Thanks for the quick & nice recipe.
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Heather @French Press

okay – seriously the cutest cookies ever!
LOVE the neon green
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Desperate Craftwives

Love these cookies! I always have those candy eyes in my pantry! Saw the post on your linky party!
Blythe
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Nicole

These are great! I think that I will make them for when we watch Monster’s Inc next week. Just one eye and they would be the perfect mike wokowski!
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    Lil' Luna

    So true!! Great idea… I just realized I have another monster cookie tut I never posted… will have to post it when I do a Countdown to Disneyland idea I will be sharing early next year. 🙂

Ashley

I was just wondering.. A package of cream cheese is usually 8 oz. Does the recipe actually call for 3 oz?

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