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Cookie Monsters

Halloween cookie #monsters are so much fun to make! Plus read the tips in the recipe about how to make different monsters with one easy tip #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

A group of us decided that with Halloween on the way and spooky parties popping up everywhere that it would be fun to team up with Pillsbury to create an awesome Monster Party! These cookie monsters were so much fun to make and they allowed the kids to be involved. You know I love getting kids involved with the cooking, but sometimes it’s so tempting to just do it yourself. Holidays always are such a great reminder to let my hair down and let the kids get creative.

Halloween cookie #monsters are so much fun to make! Plus read the tips in the recipe about how to make different monsters with one easy tip #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

And look, it totally worked! Didn’t these monster cookies turn out so cute?! And they were crazy easy to make. In fact, technically I really didn’t make anything. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s not about healthy and homemade. In fact, in order to keep my sanity (because sweating bullets in the kitchen to make a meal and keep tracking of little hands isn’t always fun) I specifically choose to do semi homemade treats or snacks every now and again just so the kids can try their hands at making their own recipes. The other bloggers seem to be on the same page as me too because this monster party is perfect for families and kids!

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These little pretties were so excited to make monsters. We bought Pillsbury cookie doughs and smashed them into 8×8″ pans (about 1 1/2 rolls of cookie per pan) and then let them bake for 30 minutes. I actually opened the door about 10 minutes prior to them being done and lightly pressed down the edges so they didn’t rise too high around the sides. I still sliced off any edges that made the cookies uneven. Then we used different cookie cutters (the spiky haired one is actually a pineapple cookie cutter) to create different shapes and sizes. Oh, and I should add that we did let the cookies cool for a few hours just to be safe and not have any gooey shapes. Then we went to town with the decorating.

Halloween cookie #monsters are so much fun to make! Plus read the tips in the recipe about how to make different monsters with one easy tip #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

Decorating is so much more fun if you just buy a few things to help everyone get creative. We bought food coloring for the frosting, gel decorating tubes, and different sizes and colors of pearls (like sixlets) for eyes and polka dots. This is such a great activity for kids to do to drop off goodies for neighbors, treats for a party, or even the activity for a kids Halloween party.

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cookie #monsters are so much fun to make! Plus read the tips in the recipe about how to make different monsters with one easy tip #halloween ohsweetbasil.com-5

Cookie Monsters

Halloween cookie #monsters are so much fun to make! Plus read the tips in the recipe about how to make different monsters with one easy tip #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

Cookie Monsters

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 14 monsters, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of Sugar or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • White Frosting
  • 1 Box Food Coloring
  • Gel Decorating Tubes
  • Sprinkles and sixlets in different colors

Instructions

  • Press 1 1/2 of the cookie dough packages into an 8x8" pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely and trim off any edge pieces that are sticking up high.
  • Use different cookie cutters to create different shapes for the monsters.
  • Separate your frosting into 3-4 bowls and use the food coloring to create different colors.
  • Frost and decorate the cookies to look like different monsters.

Notes

Want to make even more creative looking monsters? Don't worry about what your cookie cutter normally is, use it to create different shapes and turn them into cool features on the monster. A pineapple makes great hair or multiple legs, a snowman makes a curvy monster, or a gingerbread man makes a great vampire or mummy!
Nutrition Facts
Cookie Monsters
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 16.3g5%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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22 comments

  • Oh Carrian, I miss you and your sweet face! These cookies make me miss you more — they are SO adorable just like you! My little cookie monster 🙂

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    • Made my night. For real.

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  • Oh me gosh, how fun!!! I have got to do this with my lil’ ones. My 4-year old will have a blast!

    • I hope you do! Let me know how it works!

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  • Carrian, my boys would LOVE these! Cute & spooky — all at once!

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    • Yay! I hope they do. The mess was real life, but our girls had sooo much fun

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  • These are just too cute! I bet your girls had a ball decorating!

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  • Too cute! I wish I had the patience to make something like that!

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  • these are so cute! Ava, my daughter, totally loved them!!

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  • These are adorable!! Love these!

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  • Get out of town, these are ADORABLE! Absolutely love these festive little cookies for Halloween. So many decorating possibilities!

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  • Not sure who’s cuter–the cookies or the cookie monster kids at the end of the post. 🙂 These came out adorable. A lot of work but they turned out beautiful!

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  • These turned out so cute! (I mean, spooky and scary 😉 love them!

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    • Haha, I had to erase my first comment. I’ll save that one for emails. 😉

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  • Those are so cute and so much fun!!! Love all the colors and the eyes!!!

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  • Stop it!! These are flipping cute!

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  • These are absolutely adorable! Perfect for little ones1

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  • What a cute and easy project for little ones!

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  • This is so cute! (And I’m referring to both these cookies and your beautiful girls!)

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  • These are spooky delicious looking! Those cuties look like they had so much fun decorating!

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  • OMG these are adorable!

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  • These cookies are so adorable Carrian!!

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