Halloween Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies

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Halloween Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies Recipe by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com #halloween #recipe

Looking for a fun Halloween treat? These Halloween Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies fit the bill. Created to look like silly monsters, these chocolate sandwich cookies are stuffed with a yummy buttercream filling and taste just like homemade Oreo Cakesters.

I miss Oreo Cakesters. Those things were so yummy and the perfect hand-held treat, but this homemade version is really close to the original. I dare you to eat just one of these little monsters!

This recipe makes 24 cookies and 12 assembled Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies, so you may want to double or triple the recipe for parties.

Halloween Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies

Halloween Eye-Scream Sandwich Cookies Recipe by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com #halloween #recipe

  • 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp of milk
  • Treat Street Ghoulish Eyeballs* (in Jo-Ann stores). Or any candy eyeball like Wilton Candy Eyeballs (used them many times!) or these Gummy Eyeballs.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
  2. Pour the cake mix into a medium bowl. Add oil and eggs, and stir until well mixed.  The batter will become a thick dough.
  3. Scoop out a tablespoon of batter and form it into balls with your hands. Place on your baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are set.  Do not to over bake! You may think they aren’t done, but they are. Trust. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then carefully move to a cool counter top or cooling rack to further cool.
  5. To make your filling, use a mixer and cream your butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes, then add the vanilla, salt and a few tablespoons of milk. Beat for 3 minutes.  Add more sugar or milk, if needed. You do want your filling to be kind of thick. If it is too loose, it will squish out when you take a bite of your cookie sandwich.
  6. To assemble, when cookies are cool, pipe the filling on one side of a cookie. Place a similar-sized cookie on top to make a sandwich.
  7. Take a gummy eyeball (or two) and affix to the top of the cookie with some of your extra filling as glue.
  8. Best eaten right away, but you can store them in an airtight container. If you have any left. 😉

* I couldn’t find the Treat Street Ghoulish Eyeballs anywhere online to show you, but I picked mine up at my local Jo-Ann store. Wilton makes a ton of candy eyeballs you could substitute. I included a few ideas for substitutions in the ingredients list.



  1. says

    These are stinkin’ cute!!! Even though I don’t have any little ones at home anymore, I will be making these for hubby and I. Love your creativity!

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