Ogre-Eye Cookies

Ogre-Eye Cookies Recipe
Photo: Mark Thomas
No Halloween party is complete without these cute cookies that, thanks to licorice strips, white chocolate chips and brown M & Ms, look just like monster eyeballs.

Yield:

3 dozen

Nutritional Information

Calories 66
Fat 4 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 35 mg

Ingredients

1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Green sugar
5 long strands black licorice, cut into 1-inch lengths
36 white-chocolate chips
36 brown mini M&Ms

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer. Mix in yolk and vanilla, then flour and salt, well. Roll into balls (size of a large marble). Coat in green sugar. Bake on 2 baking sheets for 12 minutes; rotate pans halfway through.

Remove from oven. Lightly indent centers. Push licorice "eyelashes" into cookies; bake for 2 minutes. Push tip of whitechocolate chips into centers. Bake for 3 minutes. Immediately press a mini M&M in center of each chip. Cool.

Note:

October 2006
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