Frighteningly Delicious Monster Cookies

Updated on September 30, 2019
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Frankenstein-Inspired Cookies for Halloween

October is nearly upon us. One of my favorite activities around this time of year is to get creative and make decadent, festive treats with my son. We both love chocolate chip cookies, and we had an idea for a Frankenstein-inspired treat, perfect for Halloween! We combined green and brown M&M's and Kit Kats to create these monster cookies.

Gather the kids in the kitchen and get ready to bake this delicious treat. This would be an excellent choice for your child's classroom Halloween party or for your next fall get-together. These monster cookies are sure to be a big hit with everyone!

Ingredients
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5-10 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup M&M's
  • 12 fun-size packs Kit Kats

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugars, flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, gently mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine shortening, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir well until clumps form. Use your hands to knead the clumps into cookie dough.
  5. Set cookie dough aside. Begin separating green and brown M&M's into a bowl. This is a great activity for kids. Place candies aside.
  6. Add a generous amount of green food coloring to the cookie dough and knead it in well. Repeat until you have your desired shade of green. Kids love this step, too.
  7. Peel wrappers off of Kit Kat chocolates. I used 12 fun-size packs.
  8. Break Kit Kats up into small chunks and add into the cookie dough. Once you have all the Kit Kats broken up, knead the chocolate into the dough.
  9. Pour M&M's into the mixing bowl and knead into the dough.
  10. Roll dough into large or small balls and flatten them slightly. Space them out evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes for giant cookies, or 12 to 15 minutes for smaller cookies.

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Combine dry ingredients and gently mix with a fork.Slowly mix dry ingredients into the shortening, egg, vanilla extract mixture until it starts to clump. Set fork aside and knead the clumps with your hands into dough.Cookie dough.Separate green and brown M&M's into a bowl. Add a generous amount of green food coloring to the cookie dough.Knead the food coloring into the dough. Repeat until desired shade of green is reached.Green cookie dough.Break Kit Kat chocolates into small chunks.Knead chocolate into dough.Pour M&M's into your mixing bowl.Knead well.Roll dough into balls, flattening them slightly.Bake 20 - 25 minutes for giant cookies.Bake 12 - 15 minutes for smaller cookies.Enjoy!
Combine dry ingredients and gently mix with a fork.
Combine dry ingredients and gently mix with a fork.
Slowly mix dry ingredients into the shortening, egg, vanilla extract mixture until it starts to clump. Set fork aside and knead the clumps with your hands into dough.
Slowly mix dry ingredients into the shortening, egg, vanilla extract mixture until it starts to clump. Set fork aside and knead the clumps with your hands into dough.
Cookie dough.
Cookie dough.
Separate green and brown M&M's into a bowl.
Separate green and brown M&M's into a bowl.
Add a generous amount of green food coloring to the cookie dough.
Add a generous amount of green food coloring to the cookie dough.
Knead the food coloring into the dough. Repeat until desired shade of green is reached.
Knead the food coloring into the dough. Repeat until desired shade of green is reached.
Green cookie dough.
Green cookie dough.
Break Kit Kat chocolates into small chunks.
Break Kit Kat chocolates into small chunks.
Knead chocolate into dough.
Knead chocolate into dough.
Pour M&M's into your mixing bowl.
Pour M&M's into your mixing bowl.
Knead well.
Knead well.
Roll dough into balls, flattening them slightly.
Roll dough into balls, flattening them slightly.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes for giant cookies.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes for giant cookies.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes for smaller cookies.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes for smaller cookies.
Enjoy!
Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

These cookies pair well with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.

Enjoy!

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Cookie monsters.My husband loved the cookies!Giant monster cookiesRegular-sized monster cookies
Cookie monsters.
Cookie monsters.
My husband loved the cookies!
My husband loved the cookies!
Giant monster cookies
Giant monster cookies
Regular-sized monster cookies
Regular-sized monster cookies

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      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        3 weeks ago from Ohio

        Hahahahaha! Me too. Happy Sunday, Bill!

      • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

        Alyssa 

        3 weeks ago from Ohio

        Yes, I think so too! haha! My son was definitely into turning the cookie dough green. And you are right.. this is basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe, just substitute chocolate chips with m&m's and kit kats, and I used shortening instead of butter. These are soo good.. it's hard to keep my hands out of the cookie jar haha!

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        Bill Holland 

        3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        If it has chocolate then I'll eat it, end of story!

        Happy Sunday to you, Alyssa!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I think any child would be delighted to make green cookies with all the candy in them. This sounds like a recipe that I have used to make chocolate chip cookies. I think the cookies would be delicious. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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