Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

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:

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Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

5 from 1 vote
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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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
 

  • Preheat oven o 375.
  • Cream butter, cream cheese and sugars in large bowl (or Kitchen-Aid) until fluffy.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms
  • 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}
  • Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan. Let Cool.

Frosting

  • Mix ingredients with hand mixer. If too thick, add a tid more milk.
  • {NOTE: 1 batch of frosting is enough for 2 batches of cookie dough}

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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!

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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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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Comments:

  1. 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!

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

    Thanks for the quick & nice recipe.

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

  4. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

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