Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by Kathryn Donangelo
This Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe is fun and easy for kids to make! These ultra thick, soft and chewy cookies are made in one bowl and you don’t have to chill the dough. Everyone will love these adorable spooky cookies!
MONSTER COOKIE RECIPE
This Halloween themed Monster Cookie Recipe is made in one bowl and the cookie dough doesn’t require any chilling so you can make a fresh batch of cookies in 30 minutes. Monster Cookies are a classic cookie and this really is the best Monster cookie recipe out there!
These Monster Cookies are buttery, chewy, thick and full of cookie goodness. Made with an oatmeal cookie base and filled with so much flavor and textures.
This Monster Cookie Recipe is extra special because this is a cute and spooky Halloween edition with edible eyeballs and halloween M&M’s. Serve these cookies on Halloween, add to kid’s lunchbox, bring them to Halloween parties or put them in treat bags and give them out for trick-or-treaters.
- Brown sugar and white sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda and baking powder
- All-Purpose flour
- Chocolate chips
- Halloween sprinkles
- Halloween M&M’s
- Candy eyeballs
HOW TO MAKE THIS MONSTER COOKIE REIPE
STEP 2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy for a few minutes. Add vanilla extract and eggs and mix again. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
STEP 4. Add flour, chocolate chips and mix again until all of the ingredients are combined and a dough has formed. You can add 1/2 cup of M&Ms if you want to add more chocolate in these cookies. This is optional.
STEP 6. As soon as your cookies come out of the oven, press the eyeballs and M&M’s into the hot cookies. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
OPTIONAL MONSTER COOKIE ADD-INS
Candy: any type of M&M’s (regular, peanut, peanut butter, crunch), Heath bar toffee bits, whoppers, Reese’s pieces, mini peanut butter cups, Kit Kat’s and Butterfingers are all good options.
Rice Krispies: add a cup for some extra crunch or sprinkle them on top.
Nuts: add any of your favorite nuts to the cookie dough. It’s best if the nuts are roasted and chopped.
Dried Fruit: raisins are my favorite to add. You can pretty much add any type of dried fruit.
Peanut Butter: add a few tablespoons to the cookie dough if you want these cookies to have a peanut butter flavor.
Flavored Chocolate Chips: peanut butter, white chocolate, dark chocolate, mini chocolate chips
Sprinkles: add any color for any occasion or holiday. These cookies can be made year round!
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS
Store any leftover baked cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Cookies will taste the freshiest for up to 4 days.
HOW TO STORE COOKIE DOUGH
Storing cookie dough is an amazing idea because that means you’ll always have cookies when you want them!
Simply place cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour to flash freeze the balls. Remove the frozen cookie dough balls and store in an airtight container or large ziplock bag.
You can store cookie dough balls for up to 3-4 months in the freezer.
When ready to bake the frozen cookie dough balls, place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. You may need to bake them for a few minutes longer depending on frozen your cookie dough is.
MONSTER COOKIE VARIATIONS
You can make this Monster Cookie Recipe for just about any occasion, not just Halloween. These cookies can and should be made year round 🙂
Use seasonal M&M’s and sprinkles for different occasions! Of course, if you want to make these just because, use rainbow sprinkles and regular M&M’s for an original and traditional Monster Cookie recipe.
FREAKY FRIDAY BLOG HOP
This recipe originally comes from Jill over at The Carefree Kitchen! Earlier this year, I joined a group of like-minded and amazing food bloggers to do a good old-fashioned blog hop that’s hosted by Michaela from An Affair From the Heart. The event is called Freaky Friday and takes place once a quarter. Thank you, Michaela! 🙂
Each food blogger was assigned to another food blogger and we select a recipe from their blog, recreate it, photograph it, try it and then share it with you all! The theme this quarter was Fall Edition.
I feel so fortunate because I’m a full-time food blogger and I love what I do. I am so thankful for the community of food bloggers that I have connected with over the last couple years. Everyone has been so helpful, friendly and encouraging.
I loved looking at The Carefree Kitchen’s food blog because she has easy recipes and they all look SO delicious. I was having a hard time deciding between this Monster Cookie Recipe, Pumpkin Pie, No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake and Caramel Pecan Pie.
Take a look at all of our 2021 Freaky Friday Fall Edition Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart – Pumpkin Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust
- Aunt Bee’s Recipes – 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna
- The Carefree Kitchen – Brazilian Cheese Bread
- Devour Dinner – Instant Pot Applesauce
- Fresh April Flours – Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- The Fresh Cooky – Air Fryer Ravioli
- The Foodie Affair – Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
- Hostess at Heart – Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookie Recipe
- House of Nash Eats – Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog – Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe
- Lemoine Family Kitchen – Creamy Vegetable Gnocchi Soup
- Life Currents – Loaded Potato Skins
- Life, Love & Good Food – Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
- The Speckled Palate – Tortellini Butternut Squash Pasta with Pancetta and Spinach
- Sue Bee Homemaker – Overnight Sourdough Bread
- Take Two Tapas – Air Fryer Asparagus Fries
LOOKING FOR OTHER FALL DESSERT RECIPES?
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
- The Best Baked Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Pumpkin French Toast
- Caramel Apple Cider (better than Starbucks!)
- Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
- Healthy Pumpkin Oat Muffins (gluten-free)
- Apple Cinnamon Crisp
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Halloween Monster Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup butter; softened and at room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 whole large eggs
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Halloween sprinkles
- 1 pkg. Halloween M&M's (Ghoul's Mix)
- 1 pkg. Wilton's Candy Eyeballs
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking spray.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy for a few minutes. Add vanilla extract and eggs and mix again. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
- Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats. Mix again until combined.
- Add flour, chocolate chips and mix again until all of the ingredients are combined and a dough has formed. You can add 1/2 cup of M&Ms if you want to add more chocolate in these cookies. This is optional.
- Scoop cookie dough with a mini ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons of dough) and roll into sprinkles. Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
- As soon as your cookies come out of the oven, press the eyeballs and M&M's into the hot cookies. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.