Eyeball Cookies Recipe
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Eyeball Cookies Recipe

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All eyes will definitely be on these adorable cookies when they're set on any buffet table. I created them for my son's kindergarten class for Halloween. —Sherry Lee, Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:20-25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20-25 servings


  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped, divided
  • 20 to 25 vanilla wafers
  • Paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red liquid food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 36 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. In a microwave, melt 4 ounces of white chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip vanilla wafers in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.
  2. Melt remaining white chocolate; stir until smooth. Tint as desired. Spread a small amount onto the center of each cookie; place a chocolate chip in the center.
  3. For bloodshot eyes, use a toothpick dipped in red food coloring to draw lines from circles to outer edges of wafers. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 20-25 servings.
Originally published as Eyeball Cookies in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p45

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the wafer then dip in the melted chocolate."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"I made these for an office Halloween potluck. They are so simple. Very tasty & people loved them!~"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Little kids loved these at our Halloween party and they were sooo easy to make with my little helpers"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"I would buy double the amount of the baking chocolate. Also used blue tube frosting instead of buying the blue paste."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Made these for a Halloween party with the help of my two children (2yrs and 3yrs old). Tasted great and kids loved the look of them."

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