Can you believe Halloween is in 3 days? Even though I’ve been crafting Halloween edibles, like bloody teeth & spooky spider snacks, for weeks, I still can’t believe it’s here already. I also still can’t believe it’s ALMOST NOVEMBER, but that’s a different story entirely. To celebrate all Hallow’s Eve and the day of ghosts, ghouls and goblins, the theme for today’s #SundaySuppers was trick or treat! And nothing says trick, treat or Halloween quick like a batch of ogre eye cookies, am I right?
And you know what makes ogre eye cookies even more fun? CHALKBOARDS! I honestly can’t tell you how absurdly happy I was drawing weird ogre mouths to put underneath these cookies. I was giggling and snorting like a 6 year old. I mean, isn’t that kind of what Halloween is all about? It gives us adults a chance to act like complete weirdos, play with our food and eat candy all night without any guilt!
I mean, I can’t even get over how much I love these, even if they turned out nothing like the original recipe they were based off. I’m really not sure who made these cookies look like that at My Recipes, but um, it’s darn near impossible. For one, any cookie batter with butter or applesauce needs to be chilled at least an hour before you handle it or else the cookies will turn out flat. Secondly, in order to handle the dough you need to flour your hands, which will then make the sprinkles less likely to stick. After one failed attempt at their method (and choice cuss words) I decided to do my own thing.
“SOMEONE CHEWED PART OF MY EYE!”
For one, I added some green food dye to the dough to make it ogrey! Then, instead of rolling them into balls, I just made them regular drop cookies. Even though they aren’t AS cute as the others, I still LOVE them. They are an absolute breeze to make and are even more fun to play with. Plus, I made these with half applesauce so they are more moist and lower in fat! Your kids (or husbands) will love these, especially if you let them draw spooky mouths with chalk!
Ogre Eye Cookies
Yields about 14 cookies. Recipe inspired by My Recipes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Cook time: 8 minutes
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- Dash of salt
- Green food coloring
- Mini chocolate chips
- White icing gel
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, applesauce and sugar together until creamed. Add in egg yolk and vanilla, stir until fully mixed. Gradually add flour (about 1/4 cup at a time) until fully incorporated. Add green food coloring until dough is bright green. Cover mixture with foil or saran wrap and chill for at least an hour.
- Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough onto the sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes. (Cookies will be done with they spring back lightly when you touch them).
- Let cookies chill completely. Once chilled, use your white icing gel to make a large circle in the center of the cookie. Then, carefully press a mini chocolate chip in the center (to make the pupil). Then serve, play with and enjoy!
Nutritional information per cookie:
Fat: 3.4 grams
Carbohydrates: 12.4 grams
Fiber: > 1 gram
Protein: 1.7 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 2
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