Not an original idea, but I did add my own personal touches. Of course, like I do most things, I thought of something too late. The purple cookie stick monsters COULD have been “One-Eye, One-Horned, Flyin’ Purple People Eaters”. Alas, I had already put 2 eyes on all purple monsters. Using my head rather quickly, I dubbed them Kansas State monsters. I know, sometimes I amaze myself.
I saw these a couple of weeks ago and like a goof, didn’t save the webpage. So I wasted a good hour trying to find the right site again. Let that be a lesson. I found them here. I suspect Meaghan and I are twins separated at birth. I like eyeballs too. And THAT does sound weird. But I just discovered that you don’t HAVE to make sugar eyeballs yourself. You can buy them!!!!!!!! That’s right folks…you can order them online if you live out in the sticks like I do, while you city people can probably find them at the local crafts store. But I had NO idea such a thing as candy eyeballs existed. Silly me.
These Monster Cookie Sticks were pretty simple. Just make up your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Right there is where I run into trouble. Big Boss likes soft sugar cookies. I like crispy ones. This is huge. But since I was the cook, I chose and crispy won. Simple huh?!
Roll out the dough, cut into 4 1/2″ by 1/2″ strips and bake as per the recipe. When cool, decorate. I made up royal icing put a dollop in the little custard glass bowls that are perfect for a job like this. Then I tinted each bowl a different color, put it into a plastic decorating bag with a #4 tip and started squirting icing.
You can do the eyeballs with royal icing also. I did it both ways. Not because I intended to. But I only ordered one package of eyeballs. Duh. Not near enough. Especially if you have 11 grandkids. Figure 8 cookies a piece times ten times 2 and you need a whole lot more eyeballs than I ordered. Next time….
The kids loved them…thought they were sooo cute! Personally, I’d rather have the undecorated ones. I’m not a huge fan of cookies with icing. Maybe it’s just me. 🙂