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Recipe: Fun Halloween Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Scary Googly Eyes

Your kids are going to love these fun Halloween thumbprint cookies.  Perfect for school parties!
Fun Halloween chocolate thumbprint cookies with googly eyes from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Halloween is just a little over a month away! 

Today I'm sharing with you a fun recipe with these Halloween Thumbprint Cookies.  Kids and adults are going to love these.  You're going to love them because they are so easy and the kids will love to help you...especially with putting the "scary' eyes into the cookies.  

When my kids were younger, their grade school had a Halloween parade where the kids could wear their costumes to school and then march around the school yard to show off their costumes.  Parents and grandparents were always invited to watch.  It was a lot of fun and I miss those days!  

Here's a photo of our son, Michael, in third or fourth grade.  The school policy was that no child could wear a scary costume.  As you can see, we were the only family to listen to the rules. 

Along with the parade there always seemed to be a party for the kids to enjoy fun treats.  I wish I had this recipe then to make!  It's an easy Halloween treat that's perfect for school. I know you're going to love the recipe as much as the kids do.  

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

Easy Halloween treats your family will love! 

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies process photo from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

After everything is combined, the batter will be sticky, so you're going to want to refrigerate it for at least 15 minutes so you're able to roll the dough into balls. 

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies dough chilled from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Place the dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. 

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies on baking tray before baking from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

As soon as they're done baking, make an indentation in the cookie to place a candy melt followed by the scary eye candy.  Let the cookies cool completely on a baking rack before enjoying. 

Make an indent in the cookies to add the eye candies from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Cute scary cookies...the perfect Halloween treat for school parties! 

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies on baking tray with eye candies from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Closeup of Halloween Thumbprint Cookies baked from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Yield: Makes 18 cookies

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 32 mins
A delicious chocolate thumbprint cookie that your family is going to love this Halloween!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter; softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar; packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Wilton bright white candy melts
  • Wilton vibrant green candy melts
  • Wilton orange candy melts
  • Wilton purple candy melts
  • Wilton large red vein candy eyes


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add the butter and both sugars to a medium mixing bowl. With an electric mixer, cream together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until combined.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir until just combined. Add the remaining half and stir until all of the ingredients are wet. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  6. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.
  7. Once chilled, remove from refrigerator. With greased hands, shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on the lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (depending on oven temperatures). Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Using a small melon scoop or your thumb, press an indentation into the middle of each cookie.
  10. While the cookies are still warm, place a candy melt into each thumbprint. It will start melting right away. Place a candy eye on top.
  11. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to completely cool before serving.
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1 comment

  1. Woah, even these cookies look scary just like people who dressed up for Halloween lol. Such a wonderful post with so yummy recipe. Can't wait to make them.


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