Friday, October 30, 2015

I only have (peanut butter chocolate chip googly) eyes for you.

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
YOU still have time to make some fun Halloween cookies. Yes, YOU! These cookies are so easy and so cute! A hit with little kids, teenagers, and adults alike.

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
As for inspiration...I've been seeing the most adorable Halloween treats with candy eyes all over Pinterest lately. I'm pretty sure these cookies are in my feed every day. And I love them. I also love these chocolate spiders with candy eyeballs from She Wears Many Hats. So cute.

Here's pretty much all you need:
peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
Peanut butter, chocolate chips, candy eyes. My grocery store carries candy eyes in TWO sizes (yay, HEB)! If your grocery store doesn't carry such necessities, run on over to your local craft store.

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
First, make the cookies. This recipe makes soft and crumbly peanut butter cookies. They're tall and puffy and fabulous. Add in chocolate chips...all the better.

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
As soon as they come out of the oven, press in the eyeballs. The cookies will lose their shape a bit, but that's ok. Misshapen with eyeballs just seems to fit.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Googly Eyes Cookies
{makes about 22 cookies}

2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup salted butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter (not all-natural)
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1 (10-11 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
candy eyeballs

Preheat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda.  Set aside.

With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the peanut butter until combined.

Add the egg, vanilla, and corn syrup, beating until mixed well, scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed.

In two additions, beat in the flour mixture on low speed.  Mix just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to dollop the dough onto the prepared sheets.

Bake for 11 minutes.  (The cookies will not spread.)  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press the candy eyes into the cookies. Cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
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spiced pumpkin cut-out decorated cookies
If you're looking for decorated cookie inspiration for Halloween right through Thanksgiving, go check out my latest post on PW Food & Friends...Spiced Pumpkin Cut-Out Cookies. Not "pumpkin spice," these cookies have actual pumpkin right in the dough, plus the post includes a simple decorating tutorial. :) 

peanut butter chocolate chip googly eyes cookies | @bakeat350
Boo!

4 comments:

  1. I love these! AND those pumpkin spice cookies are beautiful.

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  2. Omg these cookies look so funny! I don't know if I could eat cookies with eyes though :D

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  3. Bridget,
    Love the cookies. Wish I had some now.
    Annamaria

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