Dive in and celebrate Halloween with lots of laughs and special moments: These Cute Monster Eye Cookies are so easy even your toddler can help!
You know how sometimes we get so caught up in making our holidays PINTEREST-PERFECT that we get so frustrated with the first crazy-hard project –
and end up doing nothing at all?
Yeah, not with these cookies. Easy, simple and so adorable!
When I made these cute monster cookies with my three year old, she almost fell off her chair because she was so excited. I used some cookie dough I had in the freezer from making a batch of my favorite brownie cookies. All we did was sticking cute candy eyes on them once they came out of the oven.
She had a crazy amount of fun. I loved seeing her so giddy. Not a single tear was shed (apart from when I told her no, she couldn’t eat six in one sitting).
And it’s something I can’t wait to do again next year. And the year after. And then some – that’s how I like my holiday crafts!
How to make these super easy:
Use a cookie scoop to shape the cookies – less mess and the kids find it super fun. You can find one here for example.
Decide if you’re going to use storebought cookie dough or a homemade one – storebought is faster and easier, homemade is often cheaper. Your call!
Bake the cookies on silicone baking mats for easy and budget-friendly clean up (no more parchment paper to buy and toss!) Seriously, if you don’t have any click here now and order some!
Be careful with the candy eyes – I have yet to find a kind that doesn’t have the black color bleed at the slightest touch of moisture. But that’s about the hardest part in making this Halloween treat!
P.S: The secret to making these cookies cute and not super scary are the eyes. Use large eyes, not the super small ones. You can find cute ones on Amazon – for example here, here or here! And these are crazy expensive! But incredibly adorable.
Cute Monster Cookies
Make some cute monster cookies for Halloween this year! They are SO easy to make, your kids will love helping!
- 1 batch of your favorite chocolate cookie dough (storebought is fine)
- 40 candy eyes
Bake the cookies: Bake the cookies according to your recipe's instructions.
Add the eyes: Allow the cookies to cool down enough on a wire rack so you and your kids can touch them. While they're still warm, press the candy eyes into the cookies. Cool completely on the cooling rack.
Recipe NotesI used about a 1/2 batch of my favorite brownie cookie dough - I simply left out the peppermint extract!
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