It is always fun to make fun cookies for special occasions... and these Ginger Eyeball Cookies are perfect for Halloween. I guarantee that if you "scare" up a batch, you will not be disappointed!
To make these deliciously simple cookies, you start with my favorite ginger molasses cookie recipe.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground all spice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white sugar (+ 1/2 cup for rolling)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup fancy molasses
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together: flour, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together: oil, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, molasses, and vanilla. Keep whisking until all the ingredients are well mixed. Add to flour mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Roll into 1 inch balls, coat each ball with sugar, and place 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (until crisp around the edges and cracked on top).
Then, while the cookies are cooling, you insert candy eyeballs into the tops of the cookies. My 6 year old loved helping me with this part.
We ate some of the cookies, we put some in the freezer for lunches, and we packaged up some to share with our neighbours. They really are one of my favorite cookies, and now they are perfect for Halloween!
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)