Eyeball Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:
20-25 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
20-25 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 5 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, divided
  • 20 to 25 vanilla wafers
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red paste food coloring

Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 4 squares white chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip vanilla wafers in melted chocolate. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.
Melt remaining white chocolate; tint blue. Spread a small amount onto the center of each cookie; place a chocolate chip in the center. For bloodshot eyes, use a toothpick dipped in red food coloring to draw lines from blue 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

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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  • 5 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, divided
  • 20 to 25 vanilla wafers
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red paste food coloring
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 4 squares white chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip vanilla wafers in melted chocolate. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.
  2. Melt remaining white chocolate; tint blue. Spread a small amount onto the center of each cookie; place a chocolate chip in the center. For bloodshot eyes, use a toothpick dipped in red food coloring to draw lines from blue 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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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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