Spooky Halloween Eyeball Cookies Recipe

Halloween is the perfect season for us crafters and bakers to come out of hiding and show off our talents! Who am I kidding, we never hide. Our genius must be shared with the world! Trust me, the world enjoys it, and so do the kids! I do however, bake a little more around the holidays, making my famous Pumpkin Cookies, Monster Bites, and special desserts. I also like to branch out a bit and look for unique recipes I can sink my teeth into. The internet is never lacking with Pinterest, craft sites and awesome bloggers posting great ideas. So after I have done some cosplay, sewing, gluing, taping and making a fun glittery mess all over the house (that stuff gets everywhere), I like to make delicious baked treats.



This year my search took me to one little item that changed an all-the-time cookie into a perfect Halloween cookie. This one item is the Wilton Candy Eyeballs! Oh yeah, these change a normal chocolate cookie into a spooky eyeball cookie. How does it feel to have your food looking at you? Muahahahahahaha!!!!!

Photo from Joann Fabrics

Photo from Joann Fabrics

This recipe is pretty simple to make, I put it at the EASY level. You can either follow my chocolate chip cookie recipe or use your own. Be sure to get the kids involved because making cookies is a great family activity and the eyeballs will add that extra touch of fun! Who knows, these may become a yearly thing.

Spooky Halloween Eyeball Cookies

Items needed:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Spatula
  • Oven
  • Mixing bowls


  • 2 sticks of butter softened
  • 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Chocolate chips
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs (spooky or normal)
Photo from Joann Fabrics

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy (do not over mix)
  3. Add vanilla and mix until combined
  4. on medium speed add one egg at a time. Make sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding another.
  5. After all eggs are fully incorporated, slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix until it is just blended together
  6. Add the chocolate chips and mix them in with a spoon
  7. Chill the cookie dough for 30 min
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  9. Place a Tablespoon of chilled cookie dough on the cookie sheets one 2 inches apart
  10. Bake for 7-9 minutes (depending on your oven, start at 7 and go up from there)
  11. Once the cookies are done, place the Wilton Candy Eyeballs in the cookies before they cool. Be careful! The cookie are HOT! Kids should have adult supervision or the adult should do this part of the decorating.
  12. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes and then serve with a glass of milk

Grab your Wilton Candy Eyeballs from Amazon.com and begin your spooky baking!