These Halloween cookies, which we've dubbed "Monster Mash" cookies, couldn't be any easier. They're super soft, cakey and absolutely full to the brim with rich chocolate flavor. Best of all, they're topped with bone and eyeball sprinkles—just creepy enough for Halloween without being too gory to devour. What's not to love?
Our cookie recipe doesn't include any mix-ins, but feel free to stir in 1/2 cup of anything you'd like: semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chunks, M&M's, candy corn or a few crumbled-up selections from your Halloween candy stash.
Ready to make delicious cookies that will turn heads at the Halloween party? Make no bones about it—these treats are frightfully good.
Quick Recipe Overview
SERVINGS: 12 cookies
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
BAKE TIME: 9–11 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
Things You'll Need
2 cookie sheets
Parchment paper or silicone mats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter (unsalted), melted and cooled
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. black cocoa powder
1 large egg
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1. Mix melted butter and sugars
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined.
2. Whisk in egg and cocoa powders
Whisk in egg, cocoa powder and black cocoa powder until smooth.
3. Stir in dry ingredients
Using a rubber spatula, stir in all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt until no dry spots remain.
4. Scoop dough
Scoop dough (about 2 Tbsp. each) and place onto lined baking tray about 3 in. apart.
5. Add bone and eyeball sprinkles
Top cookie dough balls with bone and candy eye sprinkles.
6. Bake dough
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set. Let cool on baking tray for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to fully cool.
Store completed cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Whether they're made for a Halloween party, a casual gathering or just because, these creepy treats will impress even the pickiest ghouls and goblins. Monstrously mouthwatering!