It is perhaps my worst kept secret that Halloween is my least favorite holiday. It’s kind of hard to believe given that our house is decked out for the holiday, I co-host a Halloween Block Party for 100 people, and I’ve already purchased and stashed our Halloween candy. Just don’t ask me to watch a scary movie or go anywhere near a haunted house, and we’re good. For me, Halloween is mostly a placeholder, a way to mark time before Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are my true faves.
However, my kids and husband both love Halloween, and I love any chance to celebrate, bake something, and make things special for them.
I came across these super cute candy eyeballs at Target and wanted to try my hand at a cookie I had seen on Pinterest and jazz them up a little bit for the holiday.
I used this Jello Cookie recipe, and added the eyeballs before baking. I have a few things I would do differently next time.
First of all, I would definitely go with the recommendation to use food coloring to deepen the color of the cookies. The colors were a bit more muted than I had hoped. In fact, if I were to do this again, I might do it with ONLY food coloring as lime flavored cookies aren’t really my thing. (Although I’ve already eaten three since I baked them.)
These cookies kind of made me want to host a Halloween party. I don’t even know who I am anymore! Don’t the little green ones remind you of Mike Wazowski? Easiest themed cookie EVER!