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Eye Spy Cookies

 Eye Spy Cookies
These cookies are reminiscent of old cartoons where eyes pop out in a dark room! They’re a cinch to make and doubly fun to decorate!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
96 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Neon purple and/or green food coloring
  • Miniature milk chocolate kisses


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets. With fingers, flatten to 1/4-in. thickness, forming eye
  • shapes. For variety, shape some balls into logs, then flatten. Bake
  • at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar

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Eye Spy Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Add enough lemon juice to achieve a spreading
  • consistency. Beat in lemon peel. Tint frosting purple and/or neon
  • green; frost cookies. Add kisses for pupils. Yield: 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 64 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.