Zombie Cookies

I was NOT expecting these to turn out, but I was so excited they did! Despite what Pinterest tells you, a few drops of red, blue and green food coloring will NOT make black dough. Instead you need 2 full bottles of each and stir until you feel like you surely have John Cena biceps and have food coloring stained hands and counters for 3 days. (Or be a smart cookie and order some black food coloring on Amazon).

Moving on. 

I used my Mamaw’s Cake Mix Cookie recipe for this!  (I started with yellow here).  Also, it’s best to put the eyes on the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy! 🕷



  • Cake mix or your choice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix the three ingredients.  Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.   

To make these like I did here add black food coloring (or a combination of two full bottles of red, green, and blue food coloring).  Add candy eyeballs as soon as the cookies come out of the oven.

This is my Mamaw James’ recipe.  I love the versatility of this recipe since you can choose whichever cake mix suits your fancy.  Too easy and always so yummy!

(Ashley Madden Rowton is a wife, mom and published cookbook author.)

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