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Spooky eyeball cookies

For the younger kids, (and novice baker parents), these Spooky Eyeball Cookies are a perfect treat. They start with a classic Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and can then be coloured any way you choose. I like the black for an extra spooky effect but orange, green, or purple are also fun ideas. The final step is topping them with some edible eye candies just before baking. These can be found at your local supermarket or bulk food store.


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, preferably room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • Black gel food colouring
  • Candy eyeballs for topping the cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in the dry ingredients and food colouring (if using). Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie to scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently flatten each cookie and top with candy eyeballs.
  5. Bake for ten to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  6. Allow cookies to cool for five minutes before enjoying.

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