Halloween Monster Eye Cookies

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.

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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)…

{Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

Supply List:

Wilton Candy Eyes

Rolo Candy

Milk Glass Bottles

Striped Straws

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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 or you can get them from Amazon here: Wilton Candy Eyes).  Interested in having your own milk bottles like the ones in the photo? You can find them here: Milk Glass Bottles.

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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.

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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!

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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…

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Silhouette Stamping Kit and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I am so excited about the Silhouette Stamping Kit.  Did you guys know that you can actually make your own stamps with the Silhouette cutting machines?  Seriously!  This has to be one of my favorite new uses for my Silhouette.  My mind is buzzing with all of the possibilities!

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But…as a blogger, I always have the upcoming Holiday and Season on my mind.  So for my first stamp project, I had Halloween running through my head.  I just shared with you some Halloween Treat Bags here and came up with another fun version.

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I will share a tutorial for how I made my stamp for the Halloween Treat Bags in an upcoming post, but today I want to share with you an awesome promotion that Silhouette is running right now so that you too can make your own stamps.

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Here are the different deals going on right now through September 13:

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A Silhouette Portrait Kit  plus the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit

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This Silhouette Portrait® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

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    • Power cable/AC adapter
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    • 8 in x 12 in cutting mat
    • Silhouette blade
    • Basic Instruction Guide
    • Portrait instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
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  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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This Silhouette CAMEO® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

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  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • $10 download card
  • 12 in x 12 in cutting mat
  • Silhouette blade
  • Basic Instruction Guide
  • CAMEO instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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20% off the Stamping Starter Kit

— just $23.99!

Stamping starter kit includes:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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How can you take advantage of these deals?

Use this link:

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{Click on the blue link and it will take you to the Silhouette page where you can order any of the three promotions.  Be sure to use the special discount code…}

*use code: IDEAROOM

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This is such a great deal.  Now is the perfect time to finally get that Silhouette Cameo or Portrait that you have been wanting…just in time for the Holidays.

And don’t you just LOVE the new Silhouette Stamping Kits?  Such an awesome concept.  Perfect for all your Holiday projects, gifts and home décor ideas!

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And…our awesome giveaways continue…

I get to give one Lucky Idea Room Reader their very own Silhouette Portrait!!

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait machine, follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

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Be sure to come back for a full tutorial for how to make these fun Halloween Treat Bags using the Silhouette Stamping Kit.

*UPDATE: Click on the link to take you to the tutorial for these Halloween Treat Bags.

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**Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 . One winner will be chosen and given a Silhouette Portrait.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Monster Cookie Recipe

Have you ever had a Monster Cookie?  I am not sure why they are called Monster Cookies other than the fact that these things are LOADED with goodness.  I thought it would be fun to share our little Halloween twist on our Monster Cookie Recipe

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 This would be a fun door bell ditching gift for you neighbors sometime around Halloween.  Simply whip up your favorite batch of Monster Cookies and package them in this labeled jar, which is simply a cleaned out pickle jar.

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Make sure you really clean it out as you don’t want the cookies to have a pickle after taste! Then slap on one of these Monster Cookie Labels that I made from one of Love Manor’s amazing Halloween Labels.  Some of you may remember a couple of years ago when I used some of these same labels on this Halloween Apothecary.

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Monster Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup room temperature Butter
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1/8 cup (or 2 Tablespoons) Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 ½ cups Oatmeal (Quick or Old Fashioned) (I usually put my Quick Oats in the blender to chop them up into a fine powder)

Optional Add-Ins:

Wilton Candy Eyeballs

Chocolate Chips (or other flavored chips)

M&M’s

Nuts

Raisins

Craisins

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Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars until blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  2. Add Peanut Butter and baking Soda and mix together.
  3. Slowly add oatmeal. Blend in as much as you can with mixer and fold in the rest by hand along with your choice of Add-ins.
  4. Drop onto greased baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven until light brown.

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Want to download a copy of the label I modified for the Monster Cookies?  Click on the image below or the link:

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Halloween Projects

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