The perfect cookie for Halloween! A yummy double chocolate chip cookie topped with candy eyeballs that looks like eyes peeking out at night at you!
Can you believe Halloween is already next month? I really don’t think I’ve been more excited. The older my kids get the more they enjoy it and it’s so fun for me to see their excitement! Plus by Halloween I’ll have my cute little baby boy so it will be extra fun! My boys absolutely love fun and crazy Halloween recipes. I created these Spooky Cookies for them. It’s a delicious double chocolate cookie with eyeballs peering out of the “night” at you! They thought it was so cool and so yummy too!
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Candy eyeballs are the star of these cookies! I found mine at Hobby Lobby and used big and small sizes.
I based these cookies off one of my very favorite cookie recipes, my Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies. You can add a little black food coloring if you’d like a deeper shade of black or if you use regular cocoa powder instead of dark.
These cookies are so delicious! There’s plenty of chocolate chips in the cookies and it’s just a fantastic chocolate cookie. Plus the candy eyeballs are so much fun! My boys thought I was so awesome for adding them! It’s like the dark scary night sky with eye balls creeping a look at you! So much fun for Halloween!
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- optional: black food coloring
- 1 large egg, preferably room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1½ cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
- Candy Eyeballs for topping the cookies
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars. Optional add black food coloring to get a deeper shade of black in the cookies. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the egg and vanilla, scrape down the bowl if needed.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in the mixer on low speed just until incorporated. Mix in the milk on the lowest speed and fold in the chocolate chips.
- Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into balls and place on the baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Top cookies with candy eyeballs. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 10-15 minutes. (Alternately you can chill the dough for at least 2 hours or up to 36.)
- Bake at 350˚ F for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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