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Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies

Easy, one bowl Chocolaty Halloween Monster Cookies! A fun and quick Halloween baking recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy halloween cookies, halloween baking, halloween cookies, monster cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Author Samantha


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp black cocoa* (or sub with regular cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups Halloween candy**
  • 40 mini candy eyeballs


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line 2-3 baking sheets with non-stick paper

  2. In a large bowl stir together together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, black cocoa, cocoa, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Once batter is mostly mixed add Halloween candy (reserving the candy eyeballs)

  3. Place batter in scoops onto baking trays. I used a small ice cream scoop to ensure they were the same size, it's about 3 level tablespoons. 

  4. Bake for 10-12. Once removed from oven, carefully apply the candy eyeballs to the hot cookies (so they set into them). 

  5. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 10-15 minutes before fully cooling on a rack. 

Recipe Notes

black cocoa powder gives these Halloween cookies a darker shade a little bit more of an intense chocolate flavour. It is by no means necessary and can easily be substituted with regular cocoa powder

** I used Smarties (a Canadian candy brand) and the single coloured Smarties for this recipe. I would use whatever you might have on hand that works well.