You guys…I am feeling like a crazy lady. Halloween is not even here yet, and I am in the middle of setting up a Christmas tree for an upcoming project with Michaels. People are really going to wonder about “that crazy neighbor” when they come Trick-or-Treating and spy the Christmas Tree in the window! But, I will tell you what…it sure is making it fun and festive at our house.
The kids had an activity earlier this week that we needed to bring a dessert too. We decided to use our favorite “go to” cookie recipe (you can find the recipe here)…
And since Halloween (not Christmas…hehe) is right around the corner we thought it would be fun to make them Halloween cookies by spookify-ing them a little bit. So right after the cookies came out of the oven, we stuck some Rolo candies in the middle of the warm cookies and then stuck a candy eyeball on the top. (We found the Wilton candy eyes in the baking section of our grocery store…I have also seen them at Walmart and Target).
The warmth from the freshly baked cookie softly melts the chocolate on the Rolo which allows the Rolo to stick to the cookie and the eye to stick to the top of the Rolo without you having to do anything special to get them to stay on.
And…who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate with your Peanut Butter?
If you can’t eat Peanut Butter…or just don’t like it…then these “monster eyes” can really be added to any other type of cookie. So just substitute your favorite cookie recipe and suit them to your own taste!
These cookies also make a great gift. When they cooled, the Rolo hardened again, so it would be fine to wrap these up and give them away with a fun little note for Halloween…that is if they stick around long enough to cool…