These little eyeball cookies taste as good as they look and they're looking right at you! They come together quickly and are a great way to impress your Halloween guests.
1 cup salted butter, softened (use real butter or at least half real butter)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teas vanilla
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
red gel or powdered food coloring
2 Tbsp vodka
fine paint brush
green candy melts (I added a little bit of brown to make the irises muddy)
small piping bag
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cream together the butter and powdered sugar, blend-in the vanilla. Add the flour and combine until the dough is smooth and uniform.
Roll walnut sized balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 9-10 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool.
Melt the green candy melts according to directions and pour into a piping bag. Cut the tip off, leaving about a 1/4" wide opening.
Pipe an iris and when cool enough to touch it, press it down flat. Then quickly add a chocolate chip. Allow the chocolate to set.