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Ogre-Eye Cookies

Photo: Mark Thomas
Yield 3 dozen
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.

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 66
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • sodium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.