Fudgey, chewy, and super chocolatey, these easy chocolate Halloween monster cookies are fantastic to get your spooky on this Halloween season!
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Why these Monster Cookies are the Best!
These Halloween chocolate monster cookies are a fan favorite around here every single year.
They’re fudgy, chocolaty, but not overly sweet (which leaves space for more Halloween candy). They’re also super adorable rather than scary.
I don’t know about your but I love Halloween, but like the Disney version of Halloween. I don’t like being scared or eating freaky looking things (I’m looking at you, “zombie fingers”. I love the sweet treats, the fun traditions, and the nerdy history of the season.
So if you’re on the same page as me on that, these cookies stay cute and aren’t a morbid thing to eat. But I will say sometimes I feel a little guilty when they literally seem to watch me eat them…*see below*
Make These Monster Cookies Ahead of Time
Baking in advance saves you a lot of time and even more stress. Because baking is a blend of both a science and an art it does not like to be rushed. Finding yourself in a last minute scramble before a Halloween party will leave you with messed up, wonky cookies almost every time.
(Unless you’re some kind of freak of nature that works well under those awful conditions, I suppose).
But luckily for you, this dough is super easy to make ahead and freeze. Scoop your cookie dough and place it on a cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour and then transfer your frozen cookie dough balls to some reusable ziploc bags. I like to do only a single layer of cookie dough in each bag to make sure they come out super easily. Freeze for up to 3 months.
When you’re ready to use, simply place your cookie dough on your silicone baking mat, allow to thaw (for about 30 minutes) and bake as normal!
Materials for Your Best Monster Cookies
“The baker is only as good as their tools”.
I mean technically this is a completely false statement. You can be a fantastic baker with just a bowl, a wooden spoon and an oven. BUT! To make things consistently perfect tools are helpful.
(Also if you’re a lazy person, like me, tools are a blessing).
Because you need to cream together your butter and sugars, I really recommend using an electric hand mixer. If you don’t cream the two, your cookies won’t be as soft and chewy and why would we cream butter and sugar by hand if we don’t have to?
This is the one I have and I use it daily – which means it’s pretty damn durable.
If you’re feeling ambitious you can pretty easily DIY these sprinkles. Check out how from Sarah over at Sarah’s Bake Studio! (Just make sure to set aside enough time to do these).
Of course these are optional but I definitely think it’s cute to pair the Monster cookies with some sprinkle cookies.
If you want to turn these monsters into mummies all you need is some beautiful white chocolate drizzle.
Since this cookie dough is pretty soft, trust me when I say that you’re going to want a cookie scoop. It produces pretty cookies and keeps your hands clean. #winwin
Chocolate Halloween Monster Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350°
- Cream your butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Add the melted chocolate to the butter and sugar mixture.
- Then add your eggs one at a time beating in between each time until just combined. Don't overmix.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into your bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
- Use a cookie scoop and place your cookie dough balls onto a silicone baking mat lined cookie sheet. The dough will be sticky so I HIGHLY recommend a cookie scoop.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Once you pull these bad boys out, immediately press in your eyeball sprinkles into some (or all) of them. Leave them to cool on your baking sheet for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Once cooled, drizzle the white chocolate over some (optional). Sprinkle with some Halloween sprinkles and then chill the cookies in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden the chocolate.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Spooky season is the best time of year…screw Christmas (no offense, Christmas). I love the chilly nights, the cozy colors, all the fun ghost stories, and of course we all love the sweet, sweet goodness of Halloween treats.
I think more people enjoy Halloween when it’s all about the cuteness, fun, and celebration than if it solely focuses on the freaky horror aspects. Amirite?
So these fudgy, chocolaty Halloween monster cookies will definitely be a favorite for everyone because they’re adorable without losing all of their spook factor.
Once you’ve made the cutest Halloween monster cookies ever, take a picture, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@handheld_eats)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
And of course, check out all of our other fall recipes as well to keep that sweet tooth satisfied!
Also, for funsies let me know what your favorite type of pie is in the comments below!
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See you soon, friends!