Eyeball cookies are a delicious sight

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First Posted: 10/20/2014

If you’ve been following our special Trick or Treats section and nothing has yet caught your eye — wait for it — set your sights on these eyeball cookies. Vanilla wafers are covered in white chocolate, a chocolate chip pupil is added, and some bloodshot veins can be created with food coloring.

These little delights are sure to please all the goblins around your Halloween table.

To get started you will need:

• One box of Vanilla Wafers

• One 12 oz bag of white candy melts

• One tablespoon vegetable shortening

• 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

• One tube of decorating icing, your choice of color

• Red food coloring

• Parchment paper

Begin by melting your bag of white candy melts and one tablespoon of vegetable shortening, stirring until smooth. The vegetable shortening will make the melted candy easier to apply. Dip the top half of your vanilla wafers into the melted candy mixture. Tap the wafers on the side of the bowl until the excess coating drips off. Place the cookie on a sheet of parchment paper to set. Repeat these steps until all wafers are coated.

When you have finished coating the cookies and the coating has hardened, you can begin adding pupils. This can be achieved by taking a tube of decorators icing and squeezing a small amount of icing on the center of the cookie. Press one semi-sweet chocolate chip onto the icing. The icing will represent the iris and the chocolate chip will represent the pupil.

Finally, to create bloodshot eyes put a small amount of red food coloring into a small glass, dip a toothpick into the food coloring and draw wavy lines from the center circle to the outside of the cookie.

That’s it, another easy Halloween treat you can use to spice up your menu of monstrous treats.