These cookies are creepy, spooky and are a surprise trick treat! Just the thing for a Halloween party and perfect for this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop.
So what’s the surprise? Underneath all that sugar is a healthy-ish Arnott’s Wheaten biscuit! Using store-bought cookies is a sanity saving option if your small children have yet to appreciate your culinary brilliance and are only interested in eating decorated cookies for as long as the icing lasts. Or you just want to trick them into eating a bran cookie. If you are interested in making your own cookies and need a recipe have a look at my posts for Sugar Cookies or, if you prefer something nutty, Pecan & Maple Syrup Bites
These cookies are very easy to decorate and all kids, big and small, will have lots of messy fun. All you need is:
red food colouring
small amount of water
piping bag with a fine nozzle
Jaffa lollies, broken into pieces by crushing with the bottom of a mug
For the white base I simply mixed some icing sugar with just enough water to achieve a smooth and quite viscous paste. I spooned this onto each cookie and smoothed with the back of the spoon, allowing the icing to drip down the sides as it sat on a rack to dry.
Once they were dry I mixed more icing sugar with red food colouring and a very small amount of water. I used a piping bag to squiggle this onto the cookies. I finished by securing a Jaffa piece with some of the red icing sugar mix.
For more Halloween treats check out the posts from other bloggers for this month’s Halloween Sweet Adventures Blog Hop
14 thoughts on “Halloween Zombie Eyes”
Great idea using store-bought cookies! A zombie eye would go rather nicely with my tea right now!
Thanks! Wheaten biscuits are very tasty with a thick layer of icing!
What a great shortcut tip! And suitably spooky for SABH Halloween ;D
They look fantastic. What a great idea
Ha! Love these. Perfect for little (or big aka my husband) kids 🙂
Yes; children shouldn’t have all the fun!
Look like a great spooky halloween treat.
Fantastic! This is one for the kids to have fun with me thinks 🙂
Yes, kids will definitely have lots of fun with this!
I love them! It takes me back to my childhood. I remember decorating shop bought biscuits however I don’t ever remember eating them. Mine clearly weren’t as appetising as yours!
Thanks Nic! I think for kids the fun is always in the decorating!