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Easy Peanut Butter Cup Eyeball Cookies

Ditch the fancy decorating - these easy Peanut Butter Cup Eyeball Cookies are easy to make with the kids! After baking, simply press a miniature white peanut butter cup and M&M into the top of each one for a spooky (but cute!) Halloween cookie idea.
Course Dessert
Category Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 .5-6 dozen
Calories 126 kcal
Author Melissa Rose

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Topping:

  • 6 dozen mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups
  • Green M&M's
  • Black Edible Food Marker

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add in vanilla and eggs and continue to mix for 10 seconds.
  2. Add baking soda and mix on low speed for 10 seconds. Add flour and continue to mix until all flour is incorporated.
  3. Scoop & roll dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place each in a greased, mini muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and immediately press one mini Reeses peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie.
  5. After a few minutes, the chocolate of the peanut butter cup will start to melt. Once this happens, gently press a green M&M into the top of each one with the "M" logo side facing down.
  6. Place pan in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to help the chocolate re-harden.
  7. Once fully cooled, use a black edible food pen to draw a dot onto the top of each M&M for the pupil.
  8. Allow to cool before removing from the cookies from the pan.
  9. If not serving immediately, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for long-term storing.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peanut Butter Cup Eyeball Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.