It’s that time of the year to make these Halloween Monster Cookies. I don’t live by any family members, so Halloween is a lot different these days. Mark and I live in an area where there are not a lot of kids, so we hardly see any kids go out “Trick or Treating.”
I used to love seeing the little ones all decked out in their costumes and ringing the doorbell! There is nothing cuter than kids with the biggest smiles on their faces waiting for a treat! Nowadays, our neighborhood has been doing “Trunk or Treats.” It sounds like with the virus issues even that is being canceled for this year.
If it was to be held this year, people gather in a parking lot with their trunk open and hand out candy to kids.
It’s just not the same, but life changes and so do traditions. These are the softest cookies ever, with just the right amount of chocolate chips and M & M’s. It’s really awesome to have some cookies in the freezer in case friends stop by for a visit.
You can grab a bag or container from the freezer and let them “thaw” as you visit with each other.
This recipe doesn’t make a whole lot of cookies, which is nice since it seems we’re always trying to cut back on sweets. Mark and I like a variety of cookies to choose from when we want something sweet to eat.
- Stand Mixer or Heavy-Duty Hand Mixer
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cookie Sheet
- Cooling Rack
- Cookie Scoop
- Wilton Monster Eyes
Halloween Monster Cookies Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter, sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla.
Combine the flour until thoroughly mixed together.
Stir in the chocolate chips and the M & M’s.
Use a 1/8 cup cookie scoop and scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. Please do not overbake these cookies. Let the cookies cool before removing from the cookie sheet.
Again, Let the cookies cool before removing from the cookie sheet (some people call them baking sheets). Carefully place 2 “eyeballs” on each cookie to finish off the look of the “monster” cookies.
How do I store these cookies?
You can keep these cookies soft by storing them in baggies or an airtight container.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies. I place them in plastic bags or airtight plastic containers. They will keep up to 2 months in your freezer.
Halloween Monster Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1-1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-1/2 cups white flour
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup M & M's candy pieces
- Wilton "Eyeball" candy pieces. I used the 1/4 inch size.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter, sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla. Combine the flour until thoroughly mixed together. Stir in the chocolate chips and the M & M's. Use a 1/8 cup cookie scoop and scoop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. Please do not overbake. Let the cookies cool before removing from the cookie sheet. Carefully place 2 "eyeballs" on each cookie to finish off the look of the monster cookies. This recipe makes 3-4 dozen depending on the size of the cookie scoop. This is a really soft and chewy cookie! Enjoy!
Are you like me and love to make cookies? I have to freeze them because Mark and I can’t eat all the cookies I make. Once you start scooping these Halloween Monster Cookies onto your cookie sheets, you will feel the joy of the holiday!
Do you love holidays as much as I do? Please keep prepping, we must. May God Bless this world, Linda