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Eyeball Cookies Recipe

Eyeball Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:20-25 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 36 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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trishahk User ID: 7866431 143307
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

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

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fallfever User ID: 6947502 142101
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

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

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glory66 User ID: 1820838 94637
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

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

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Bkswan User ID: 6222435 157879
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."

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bekajohnson User ID: 3529060 157877
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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kbroaddrick User ID: 3940991 164434
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"super easy, cute, and delicious! who doesn't love vanilla wafers :)"

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astaerickson User ID: 2481108 158238
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"great idea, easy, yes I will add this to my Halloween collections of cookie recipes."

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silly girl User ID: 5270321 208084
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"The part I thought would be the hardest turned out to be the easiest. Making the red squiggles was easy with just a toothpick. It didnt come out with thick lines but the small thin squiggles actually looked more real. The trouble i had was that the choc. was too thick to just dip in. I had to spread it on and it wasn't smooth. I would also use frosting for the blue part or pipe it on next time. It was hard to not make a mess. I made choc cupcakes w chocolate frosting and place them on top. Everyone love them."

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AndreaMart User ID: 5556991 84146
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I added a teaspoon of shortening and melted it along with the chocolate to create a smoother consistency. I worked like a charm!"

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hwdog User ID: 5202486 92402
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"very cute, but pretty plain tasting. I used the red gel frosting instead of red food coloring.

pretty messy..."

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yummyideas User ID: 4017546 71491
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"Thumbs up from both my kids and first prize in the Spooky dessert contest!"

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Patti924 User ID: 3864883 92595
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I've made these for a few years now at Halloween and they disappear quickly and everyone loves them! Very easy for great effect!

Patti Stagner
Ardmore, TN"

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mommyof2boys User ID: 3317062 159548
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"Great idea..and easy to make. I have also used nutter butter cookies and dipped them into white chocolate and put mini chocolate chips for eyes and it looks like a ghost. So much fun to make"

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llaaling User ID: 2808155 142002
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"These cookies were great. Everybody raved over them. My only problem was that the food coloring took hours to dry, or you would end up with red fingers."

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ldg4251 User ID: 1471821 64308
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"I made these on Halloween for my nephew. He absolutely loved them!! They were so easy to make and looked great!"

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gramma00 User ID: 3490445 157874
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"I made these cookies and sent them to my grandchildren, 8 & 3, who live in another state. They arrived in 20/20 shape. My 3 year old grandson was afraid to eat them at first but his sister got him to come around. They loved them. This will become a Halloween tridition for us. Thanks."

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EmilyS67 User ID: 583328 71477
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"Made these for a school bake sale. They were a big hit with the children and went fast!"

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rbaines User ID: 2784225 208083
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"These were so much fun to make. I used a toothpick dipped into red food coloring to create the blood shot eyes. I won 1st place and received a gift certificate.

rbaines"

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cfaunce User ID: 3202753 142295
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2008

"Lots of fun! I made the cookies and took them to work for our Halloween party. They were a hit for the whole department! Altho they take a little time, it was fun for me! It was fun to see my fellow employees laughing at them and gobbling them up at the same time! I look forward to all of these fabulous ideas!"

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Meredith1975 User ID: 3486009 159091
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"I made these for my kids' class parties. I found it hard to get the red food coloring to "stick" to the eyeballs, so I mixed some red food coloring with melted white chocolate and made squiggly lines with a tooth pick instead."

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shadowman2 User ID: 2146256 158179
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"i made these with my grandkids, 4 & 2 yrs. they had a blast !! their mom remarked that they didn't loose interest in doing this cookie !it was soooo fun. thanks, d.f."

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chris1753 User ID: 658989 64302
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"I must have seen a slightly different recipe, as I used m&m's as the center of the eye and red frosting gel (in the tubes) as the red lines in the eyes. I think I made them a little too large. If I do them again, I will try to make them smaller, so more realistic. I had a hard time with the red lines, making them realistic."

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charmpat User ID: 1479486 141935
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I melted my white chocclate in 30 sec increments, stirring after each 30 sec....turned out great!"

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charmpat User ID: 1479486 208082
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"These were VERY easy...what a great idea for a classroom treat! Charmpat"

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di_91769 User ID: 2479579 94628
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I had a difficult time melting the white chocolate to the right consistance (it burned in my micro!) so I ended up spreading it on the cookies with a small spatula instead of dipping them. I also skipped the toothpicks and just used the small red gel tube to put on the blood."

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newlifepost40 User ID: 222777 159089
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I made these with the help of my son, but we used mini oreo cookies instead of the nilla wafers. Easy enough for a 10 year old."

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chrysler300 User ID: 2101566 94467
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I made these for the pre-school Halloween Party and the kids just loved them. So did the teachers. They were easy and SOOO neat!!"

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dinsco User ID: 3448529 141922
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I took these to work for our oct. bake sale and they were a big hit every one loved them.."

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melodik User ID: 1515663 157872
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I made these for these office and they were a hit! They are so easy to make!"

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Madge 6 User ID: 1234530 142294
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I used the eyeball design on cupcakes for my son's classroom. What a hit!"

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santee57 User ID: 2047903 92400
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"THAT WAS FUN. I DON'T HAVE LITTLE ONES IN MY HOUSEHOLD, SO I JUST TOOK THEM TO WORK WITH ME...MY COWORKERS GOT A CHUCKLE OUT OF THE "EYEBALLS", AND ALSO LIKED THE TASTE."

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imfuji User ID: 2448659 92398
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"My grandsons made these and had a wonderful time decorating them. Even the adults thought they tasted good. Disappeared quickly. My daughter is going to make them for her son's school Halloween parties."

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hillrg33 User ID: 2603736 159546
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"We had a Halloween Carnival at work and I made these cookies. They were a huge hit, everyone loved them. Perfect for a spooky halloween treat!"

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imradoactv User ID: 1488090 92397
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"My kids loved making these! We used red decorator gel instead of the paste food coloring and it worked great (very fast and easy too!)."

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CaroMaus User ID: 3081734 92587
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"I made these cookies for a party and everyone loved them. It took my a lot of time to draw the red lines, but it was also fun. I just switched the chocolate chips out with brown m&ms. I know I will make them again.

Caro"

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dcalcat User ID: 39882 92586
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

"These are very popular with the kids. I have used prepared blue frosting (in a squeeze tube)and placed the choc chips point side down for a flatter pupil.

Debbie C"

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mattie sue User ID: 4643 159544
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

"very cute kids would love these"

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Kovacs User ID: 617966 92585
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

"Try using the plain side of a brown mini M&M for the pupil."

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Tawanda Lives User ID: 1919531 92584
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"Wow these look awesome. The best part is they look easy and inexspensive which is a great combination. These would even be great to decorate a cake of cupcakes.

Thank you
Debbie/Phx AZ"

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psygrad95 User ID: 1413766 64300
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"How do you dip the cookies without leaving behind a mark from whatever tool you use?"

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