The second my kids felt that first fall breeze they started counting down the days until Halloween. Cami has decided that she would like to be an angel and Hendrix wants to be cat boy (for a second year in a row). Our home is full-on fall inside and out but I wanted to throw in a little halloween fun as the count down continues. Last week the kids and I got to baking cookies and my favorite halloween cookies that we made were the Ooey Gooey Monster Cookies.
I love a good crinkle cookie recipe. What’s great about the ooey gooey monster Halloween cookies is that they are super kid friendly to make. My kids always want to help me in the kitchen. With these cookies they were able to make decisions on colors, size, and how many eyes they wanted. This recipe can be truly collaborative if you are baking with your kids.
After making the dough you will want to put it in the refrigerator for at least 30-45 minutes just so that it will be a little easier to work with when shaping your cookies. You can also make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator up to 2 days before baking. Freezing the dough is also an option if you want to bake some now and save some for later. Your dough is fine in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Ooey Gooey Monster Cookies
- 1 Box White Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup Softened Butter
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 8 oz Softened Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg
- Powdered Sugar
- Neon Food Coloring
- Wilton Candy Eyes
- Beat butter, vanilla, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy.
- Mix in cake mix and divide equally into separate bowls of however many colors you would like.
- Add food coloring into each batter bowl and mix until desired color.
- Chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
- Roll into balls and dip each ball into a bowl with powdered sugar.
- Place on parchment paper and pat down to flatten the top of the cookies a little.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- While cookies are still warm add candy eyeballs by gently pressing into the warm cookie.
Baking is always such a fun tradition when the holidays roll around. Making these Halloween monster cookies are perfect for kicking off holiday baking a little earlier!