Halloween monster cookie
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Halloween monster cookies

Halloween is the perfect time to do some fun baking with kids. These monster cookies are really easy to make and would look great at any spooky party!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: cookies, halloween
Servings: 15
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 100 g (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 125 g (2/3 cup) golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 150 g (1 1/8 cup) self-raising flour
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) plain chocolate chips
  • Bake safe colouring

To decorate

  • Candy eyes
  • Smarties


Preheat your oven to 190C/180C Fan / 375F and line 3 baking trays with baking parchment/paper.

    Mix the butter and sugar together

    • Get your little one to measure butter and pop it into a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Measure the sugar and add to the mixing bowl.
    • Mix the butter and sugar together until they are evenly blended.

    Add the vanilla extract and egg

    • Get your little one to help you measure the vanilla extract and add to your mixing bowl. Crack the egg in a small bowl. Give it a little whisk and then add it gradually to your mixing bowl, beating it well between each addition.

    Add the flour

    • Weigh the flour into a small bowl then add to your mixture. Finally add the chocolate chips and give it one final mix.
    • Separate the cookies into 3 different bowls (or however many bowls as coloured monsters you want).
    • Add a little food colouring to each bowl and mix so it is well blended.

    Make the cookies

    • Spoon large teaspoons of the cookie mixture on to your prepared baking trays. Make sure you leave enough room for them to spread.
    • Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. They’re ready when they are turning golden. I like them a little gooey in the middle still. If you don’t cook them a minute or two longer.

    Decorate the cookies

    • Remove the cookies from the oven and, if you’re little ones are helping to decorate them, carefully place them on to a wire rack. You can leave them on the baking trays if you’re doing it yourself, being careful not to burn yourself! Add some candy eyes and some smarties to the top of each cookie.