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Purple Halloween monster cookies with googley eyes stacked on a black cutting board.
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5 from 11 votes

Halloween Monster Cookies

Fall is just around the corner, and these Halloween Monster Cookies are the perfect way to add some spooky flavor to your life. They are the perfect balance of creepy and adorable. Kids will love them, while adults will find them equally fun! Grab your supplies and start baking these easy halloween cookies!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla, egg, and two to three drops of purple gel food coloring. Beat until well combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. A spoon may be needed to mix in the last of the flour if the dough is too thick for a mixer.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough from the bowl and roll into a ball. Dip the balls into the Halloween sprinkles, leaving the bottom free of sprinkles.
  • Place each rolled cookie on the prepared baking sheet and press the balls down slightly with the bottom of a cup. Press candy eyes into the tops of the cookies.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are beginning to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.


Top Tips For Making Halloween Monster Cookies
  • Make sure to preheat the oven before adding the cookies to it. If you don’t, the cookies will start baking as the oven warms up, but not at the correct rate. They will end up dried out and dense. 
  • Never overbake the cookies, or they won’t taste as good. 
  • Try to get all the cookies to be the same size, so they bake evenly. Also, lightly press the dough balls down right before baking. 
  • Room temperature butter, cream cheese, and eggs are essential so that they are mixed evenly into the dough
  • For a chewier cookie, switch out about 2 tablespoons of the coconut or granulated sugar for brown sugar. Brown sugar has molasses which helps make cookies moist and even softer.
  • Make sure to spoon and level your flour into your measuring cup, versus using your measuring cup to scoop out the flour.
  • To make these gluten-free, use oat flour or Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.7g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 24.8mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 6.9mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 5.3g