Halloween Monster Cookies-A Family Favorite

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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.

Kitchen Needs

Halloween Monster Cookies-A Family Favorite

Halloween Monster Cookies Instructions

Step One

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter, sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla.

Mixing the Ingredients

Step Two

Combine the flour until thoroughly mixed together.

Cream the Ingredients

Step Three

Stir in the chocolate chips and the M & M’s. 

Add the flour, M & M's, and Chocolate Chips

Step Four

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.

Halloween Monster Cookies-A Family Favorite

Step Five

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. 

Cooling The 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

5 from 1 vote
Halloween Monster Cookies-A Family Favorite
Halloween Monster Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Dozen
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 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.
Instructions
  1. 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!

Final Word

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

4 thoughts on “Halloween Monster Cookies-A Family Favorite

  • October 14, 2020 at 10:09 am
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    These cookies look so fun! BUT, I have never liked baking cookies – except for the pre-baking test tasting!!! Cookies, IMO, take too long – mixing, baking a sheet of cookies, then another sheet, then another sheet – way too long for me! If I have freezer space though, I think I would make up a batch of these and freeze them unbaked. Then I could pull out 2-3 and bake them. I could make several kinds of cookies at one time and freeze unbaked balls of dough to be baked later. Just a thought. Keeping in mind that I have just a tiny freezer, though, will keep cookies off my waist!! I am sending this post to my daughter though – for some odd reason, she loves making cookies.

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    • October 14, 2020 at 11:16 am
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      Hi Leanne, I used to love making cookies often when my kids were growing up. I loved having my house smell like cookies when they walked into the house after getting off the school bus. You are so right cookies do take a long time to bake, so many cookie sheets and needing to set the timer multiple times. I hope your daughter makes them! They are so fun to make as a family! Linda

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  • October 16, 2020 at 7:59 am
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    5 stars
    I bet my Hannah and Josiah would love making these. They look so fun. The eyes are super adorable!

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