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Halloween Sugar Cookies

These Spooky Eyeball Halloween Sugar Cookies are a great treat for Halloween!  Perfect for parties and as a surprise in school lunches.  Simple to make and so yummy!

How is it October already?  The leaves are almost all off the trees and frost can be seen on all the housetops each morning…our seasons here are so fleeting (ok, except winter…that darn season goes on forevah).  But all of a sudden it’s October, and the great thing about this, we can now get suitably excited for Halloween!

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween.  I love all the decorations, and creative projects and baking, but I hate the costume part.  I realize that sounds weird, because Halloween is all about dressing up right?  But when did it all get so complicated and expensive?  Remember the days when you would scrounge around your home and make your costume?  Add some make up and done?  Now it’s become so elaborate…fancy expensive bought costumes, and when you times this by 3 kids this really adds up.  If we could just decorate and do all the fun stuff leading up to Halloween, then skip the dressing up part that would be great mmmkay?  Speaking of fun stuff I made some eyeball cookies.  They’re googly.  And delicious.

Halloween Eyeball Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies for Halloween!

Last year I found a recipe for sugar cookies that I absolutely adore.  The cookies are soft, chewy and sweet, and perfect for decorating, which makes them great for holidays!  I’ve made this sugar cookie recipe for Christmas and Easter, and now for Halloween!  I love this recipe because it is completely unfussy to put together, but the best part is that the dough doesn’t require rolling and cutting.  You just make little balls of dough, roll them in sugar, bake, then decorate with simple candy decorations.  This is actually a really great recipe for kids to make…they’re that simple.

Halloween Eyeball Sugar Cookies 2

Cookie Tips & Tricks:

  • Makes a big batch!  This recipe makes a big batch of cookies, which makes them ideal for bake sales, parties and Halloween treat bags.
  • Sugar:  I bought the coloured sugar and eyeball candies at Bulk Barn.  You can use any colour you like, in fact have fun with the decorating…you can use orange, green, purple or black sugar.  I also used red sugar for these Halloween Cookies.
  • Baking Time:  Make sure not to overcook the cookies, or they will become hard.  The less time you bake, the more soft they will be.
  • Candy Topping:  Don’t bake the cookies with the candies in them…press them into the cookies after they have sat for 2 minutes after baking.

Halloween Sugar Cookies

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These Spooky Eyeball Halloween Sugar Cookies are a great treat for Halloween! Perfect for parties and as a surprise in school lunches.  Simple to make and so yummy!


  • 36 sugar eyeball candies
  • 1/2 cup of butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • green coloured sugar for rolling the dough in


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the flour mix, alternately with the milk, to the butter mixture, mixing until well blended.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls.
  8. Roll the balls in the coloured sugar, then place them on a cookie sheet. Do not press them down!
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for 2 – 3 minutes. After this time press a candy eyeball into the middle of the cookies.
  11. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

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More Halloween Cookie Recipes:

Halloween Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Have a spooky day!

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  1. OMG. These are adorbs!!!! This would be great for my annual Halloween Playdate!!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest Board

  2. Don’t you just love those eyeball candies! I made some similar to these but I need to give your recipe a try as I love sugar cookies! Thank you for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday, we hope to see you again this week!