These easy Halloween cookies are not only very cute, but so simple that my kids (ages 2 and 5) made them all by themselves. Even my toddler had a great time sticking the eyes on and even used the frosting some. I did have to watch her with the frosting though, since without supervision I’m sure she would have squirted out the entire tube of frosting likely in her hair or on her brother.
I decided to name our cookie creations “Eye’m Lookin’ At You Cookies” because, well, . . . you can probably figure it out from lookin’ at them.
The Easiest Halloween Cookies Ever
What You Need for Eye’m Lookin’ At You Cookies
- small tube(s) of decorating icing (the gel kind works good)
- candy eyes (also called icing eyes)
- duplex sandwich creme cookies which I indiscriminately call “Oreos” even though I bought a store-brand
I bought all my supplies at ALDI (I’m a huge ALDI fan), but you could likely find similar supplies at other stores. If you are making these cookies at another time of year, you can still order candy eyes from suppliers like Amazon (affiliate link): candy eyes on Amazon
How to Make Eye’m Lookin’ At You Cookies
Just use the icing to “glue” the eyeballs onto your cookies. Two eyes, one eye, five eyes – it’s all good. Just make sure that you buy a double pack of eyes if you’re planning on letting the kids create a bunch of multi-eyed monsters. We balanced our multi-eyed monsters out with several Cyclops.
I think that the Halloween cookies are pretty cute just as is, but I let my kids draw mouths and such on the cookies too with the icing. The mouths added a fun, creative twist.
Our Eye’m Lookin’ At You Cookies in Action
I was a little worried that our Halloween cookies were too silly for the church reception that we were attending. But, they were a big hit. My kids were so proud of their creations, and eagerly showed the cookies to all of their friends. And I heard several of the kids in line for food asking for “eyeball cookies”. These cookies definitely will be a fall tradition for us.
I also think that they would make a great “special treat” for school if your school allows you to send snacks that aren’t prepackaged still. They are so easy and quick to make, but still have a fun, homemade twist (without the work and clean-up!)
Considering that it only took 10 minutes to make our Halloween cookies, I consider them a great success! Plus, we had no dishes to wash other than the platter the cookies were served on. What more could you want?
Hi! I’m Bethany. I’m a mom, weekly Greenville News columnist, and blogger at Kidding Around Greenville SC. Welcome to my parenting blog No Twiddle Twaddle, all about adding a little magic to kids’ lives through play and reading. If you are new, don’t miss these other fall posts: 50+ Easy No Sew Costumes for Kids and Jack-o’-Lantern Doodle Sheets. You can join me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest (I’m a BHG.com Pinner Pro!). Subscribe via email to get my updates straight in your inbox.