How to Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween

Eek! I’m so excited that Halloween is almost here. The temperature is falling and leaves are starting to show us their beautiful colors. It’s gorgeous outside! Before we lock ourselves inside for the long cold winter let’s do something fun. Let’s learn How to Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween. Scary eye cookies aren’t going to scare the daylights out of you, but you can have a little fun making gifting them before you stay inside for the cold winter.

How to Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween | The Bearfoot Baker

So what do you say? Let’s have some fun and decorate scary eye cookies.

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How to Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween
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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Number 8 cookie cutter- it’s great to use different sizes
Halloween BASIC 18 pc Sugarbelle Cookie Cutter Set– the eyes,  sunglasses- I like the mini cutters,  but all sizes are great for adding variety to your platter.
Sweet Sugarbelle added her version of a heart cookie cutter and you can find her tutorial here.

Royal Icing Colors:
White
Green
Yellow
Orange
Purple

Tools:
Turkey Lacer

Royal Icing Transfers
Medium Candy Eyes– You can make the black eyes ahead of time and store them in an airtight container.  They’re a great tool to have on hand whenever you need them.
If you need to know how to make the royal icing eyes, I’ll post a tutorial on them soon so be on the lookout.

Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween | The Bearfoot Baker

  • The scary eye cookies can be made from number eight, sunglasses, Sweet Sugarbelle’s eye cookie cutters, or so many other cutters. Just look around your cookie box and see what you have that will work. I think you’ll be surprised at what you can turn into a spooky eye cookie cutter.
  • Once you find some cutters you like, bake some cookies and let them cool.
  • While they are cooling, mix the icing and grab your royal icing transfers.
  • Next, you’ll want to decorate one eye at a time and let it dry before you decorate the other eye. If not, the eyes will look like one eye and not two separate eyes. Waiting a few minutes will help your eyes look more natural instead of one big eye.
  • Flood one eye and place the royal icing transfers in the middle.
  • Let the eye dry until a crust forms on the surface of the cookie.
  • Then, repeat with the other eye.

How to Make Scary Eye Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Let the eyes dry completely.

Here is a little video for you in case you want to see another type of eye. It’s basically the same technique but with different shaped cookies.

How to Make Scary Eye Cookies for Halloween Video:

Enjoy the movie!

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I hope you’re looking forward to Halloween as much as I am. The fall colors are gorgeous and they seem to bring energy before the coldness of winter arrives. So before we start getting cold and wearing extra socks to stay warm, let’s have a pumpkin muffin, a lette, or a cookie, and think about the beautiful fall we’ll get to enjoy. I know I’m going to love having a scary eye cookie and thinking of y’all!

Bear hugs,

Lisa