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 on Amazon 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 from Amazon*!
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.
- 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.
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