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Mini Monster Cookies Recipe

Oct 14 2015 Liz Call

Baking in the kitchen with mom has become one of my daughters favorite things to do.  Every time I pull out the red kitchen aid she comes running into the kitchen to see if she can help me.  She sits on the counter right next to the mixer.  She loves pouring in the flour, sugar, eggs and then she loves to turn the mixer on.  Sometimes she turns it up too much and the flour flies everywhere!  I had a box of candy eyes and thought a batch of mini monster cookies might just be the perfect treat to bake up together.  I shared this recipe over at Or So She Says a few weeks ago, but wanted to make sure you all see it because it’s just too fun!These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

We mixed up the dough, with only a few minor spills, and we started making our cookies.  I think things are so much fun in mini size, so I used a melon baller to scoop the cookies out onto the baking sheet.  Plus when they are bite size you don’t feel as guilty when you eat more than one!These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

Once I scooped out the dough, my daughter placed the candy eyes on the cookies.  She was very particular about which cookies had one eye and which ones had two.  As she pushed the eyes on, I added more mini m&ms to the tops of the cookies.  I wanted the m&ms to really show on the tops too.These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

These cookies don’t spread very much as they bake, so if you were making full size cookies, make sure and press them down a little once you scoop them and as you are adding the extra m&ms.

These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

Yield: 75 mini 3 dozen regular

Mini Monster Cookies Recipe

Mini Monster Cookies Recipe

bite size spooktacular fun with these mini monster cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup mini m&ms
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • package of candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together peanut butter, butter and sugars.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Add flour, oats, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  5. Mix until all combined.
  6. Add m&ms and chocolate chips and gently mix until they are incorporated in the dough.
  7. For mini cookies I use a melon baller to scoop out the dough to form balls.
  8. Put cookie balls on a baking sheet.
  9. Place candy eyes and more m&ms on top of the cookies.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes. (Both mini and regular sized cookies)

Mini monster cookies for little hands.  They just couldn’t get enough of them!  These would be fun to make for a halloween party, or forget the candy eyes and make them for any party!
These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

They turned out super cute and fun.  These cookies are so soft and chewy and full of peanut butter and chocolate deliciousness.  I kept these in a plastic bag and they were still soft and chewy even after a couple days.These mini monster cookies are spooktacularly fun to make and a perfect halloween party treat

The best thing about these cookies was making them with my daughter.  Hearing things like “this is the best day ever” and “I love monster cookies” made the 30 minutes it took to make these, the best day ever! 🙂

Happy Baking!

Liz

Here are some other ideas to get cooking with kids:

Candy Corn Pretzel Rods

These candy corn pretzel rods are so easy to make. The kids can help make them too. They are fun for a Halloween party, or to pass out to neighbors and friends.

 Pumpkin Sandwich Cookie

These pumpkin sandwich cookies are bite sized pieces of heaven! People won't believe they are made using a boxed mix. - @lizoncall.com

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