Halloween is around the corner and spooky snacks are fun to make and eat with your kids. My little ones had a ball (no pun intended) making these Spooky Monster Eyeball Cookies. Grab an AirPerfect cookie sheet, a package of parchment paper and a cookie scoop, ’cause kids of every age deserve a batch of these adorable treats, stat!
This recipe is incredibly versatile. You can use whatever chips, nuts, or candies you have in your pantry.
Have chunky peanut butter? Great, use that. Only have quick cook oats, no bigs. My kids are on a peanut kick right now, so I used roasted peanuts and it gives a nice crunch and extra peanut flavor.
The best part of these cookies are the eyeballs. I found these candy eyeballs in my local craft store. They have different sizes, and I really like how they look with a mixture of big and little eyes.
Spooky Monster Eyeball Cookies
A fun play on the monster cookie perfect for Halloween!
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups oats
- 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup peanuts
- 1 cup chocolate covered candies candy eyeballs (large and small)
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and oats. Mix until just combined. Add chips, peanuts, and chocolate candies. (I hold back some of the candies to press into the tops of the cookies) Scoop onto prepared sheets using a 1⁄4 cup ice cream scoop. Press chocolate candies and candy eyes into the dough. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.