How To Make Monster Cookies

This year, put a twist on your Halloween decorating by making a yummy treat for the neighborhood ghouls and ghosts. These Monster Cookies recipes are super easy to make and surprisingly tasty!

How To Make Monster Cookies


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 

1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 

3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling on the dough 

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (85 grams or 3 ounces) (24 tablespoons or 2 sticks, ½ pound 

1/4 cup granulated sugar 

1/4 cup dark brown sugar 

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 cup flour.

3. Put cooled cookie dough into a gallon freezer bag or 2-quart freezer bag and then squeeze the bag to fill it with air so you don't crush the cookies by over-filling the bag. Then, freeze for 1 hour.

4. When the time is up, break the cookie dough into 2-3 inch spheres (it will be pretty messy). Roll the spheres around in a bowl of sugar to get them extra coated and then place each about 1" apart on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

5. Bake for 22 minutes and then let cool.

6. While these are baking, combine the following ingredients together in a separate bowl:   1 cup semisweet chocolate chips,  2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 cups powdered sugar (don't use any other kind of sugar because it'll result in a crumbly mess).

7. When the cookies are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a cookie cooling rack.

8. Then, it's time for assembly! Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave – heat for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this until the chocolate looks smooth (about 1 minute total). Place about 1/4 cup of melted chocolate on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place 10 cookies around it.

9. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate and then place next to each other so that you have five rows on your sheet (I used old jelly jars but you can use whatever you'd like).

How To Make Monster Cookies