Your kids will love eating these spooky eyeball cookies this Halloween! This fun and festive recipe is a cinch to make and perfect for your Halloween Party.


 Spooky Eyeball Cookies

1/2 cup butter, room temperature – $0.43
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature – $1.25
1/2 tsp vanilla – $0.02
1 egg – $0.11
1 box yellow cake mix – $1
Neon green food coloring (or any color)
1 cup powdered sugar – $0.16
1 package candy eyeballs (in baking aisle) – $2



1. Using an electric mixer, mix butter, cream cheese, vanilla and egg in a medium bowl until fluffy. Add cake mix. Add food coloring until desired color is achieved. Chill 30 minutes.

2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into balls about 2 tablespoons in size. Dip each ball into powdered sugar and place on a cookie sheet two inches apart.

3. Bake for 10–12 minutes. While cookies are still warm, push candy eyeballs into each cookie.

Yields: 18 cookies

Total Cost: $4.97

Desserts Under $5: Spooky Eyeball Cookies