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SPECIAL DARK Googly Eye Cookies

You won’t be able to take your eyes off of these googly-eyed cookies. This recipe makes a great Halloween snack and the candy eyes can be homemade.

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SKILL LEVEL : beginnerPREP TIME : 60  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories60
Calories from Fat30
Total Fat35 g5% DV
Saturated Fat2 g10% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium70 mg3% DV
Total Carbohydrates8 g3% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars5 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories60
Calories from Fat30
Total Fat35 g5% DV
Saturated Fat2 g10% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium70 mg3% DV
Total Carbohydrates8 g3% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars5 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
  • 200 purchased or HOMEMADE CANDY EYES* in various sizes
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • * This amount of eyes will decorate about 30 cookies. If using HOMEMADE CANDY EYES, prepare one to two days before making cookies. Store until ready to use.
  • 1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in large bowl until creamy. Add egg; beat well.
  • 3. Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven; immediately press 4 to 5 pairs of candy eyes into each cookie. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

  • * HOMEMADE CANDY EYES:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pasteurized dried egg whites (meringue powder)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons warm water
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Kitchens Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate or 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Kitchens Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Kitchens SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips

  • 1. Line cookie sheet or tray with wax paper.
  • 2. Stir together powdered sugar and pasteurized dried egg whites (meringue powder). Add 1 tablespoon warm water. Beat until spreadable, adding additional drops of water if necessary. Transfer mixture to pastry bag with small writing tip. (Or place in heavy-duty (freezer) storage bag; cut off tip of one corner of bag about 1/4 inch from end.)
  • 3. Pipe 6 to 8 (3 to 4 sets) thick dots onto prepared tray. Immediately push pointed end of chocolate chip into center of each dot to form center of eye. Repeat procedure until desired number or sets of eyes are made. Allow “eyes” to harden; peel from wax paper. If necessary, flip “eyes” so that underside can dry thoroughly. Store in airtight container. Makes about 300 eyes.

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