I assure you, mine taste really good! I fell in love with the original photo and the color of the cookies... and the actual candy eyes. They are so adorable! Here's the positive twist, though- I didn't waste all of my day in pursuit of perfection. I couldn't find the eyes at the first store, so I didn't dwell on it. I did my best and moved on! This is kind of a big deal for me. I think at another time in my life, I would have thrown my hands up and said "forget it, I'll make the old standby". Yay me! And yes, I'll be making these cookies again as a party food (not for at-home, because I would eat them all).
Bonus points: I made a double batch yesterday, so I had enough to pack them up as after-football-game team snacks. :)
The kids were SO fun for Halloween this year. I had 2 little tigers and a tiger-tamer! They were just too cute!