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Halloween Monster Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 222kcal
These crazy-eyed and colorful Halloween Monster Cookies are cute as can be and a total cinch to make! You won't believe how quick it can be to make a batch of these adorably spooky homemade Halloween cookies.
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  • 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature (¼ cup)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup halloween M&Ms
  • ¼ cup candy corn
  • Candy eyes for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    how to make halloween monster cookies
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    4 tablespoons butter, 1 cup light brown sugar
  • Add the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and mix to combine.
    1 large egg, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    how to make halloween monster cookies
  • Next add the oats, flour, and baking soda. Mix to combine again.
    2 cups old fashioned oats, ½ cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda
    how to make halloween monster cookies
  • Add the M&Ms and candy corn and fold them into the cookie dough with a rubber spatula.
    ½ cup halloween M&Ms, ¼ cup candy corn
    how to make halloween monster cookies
  • Scoop 1” balls onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to place them at least 2” apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or just until the edges are set. Then, remove them from the pan and allow them to cool to room temperature on the pan. press the candy eyes on the cookies while they’re still warm.
    Candy eyes
  • Enjoy immediately. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg