These Halloween Monster Cookies are creative, delicious and easy to make! Made with colorful M&M candies and candy eyes, they're the perfect treat to get you in that Halloween spirit or for your next Halloween party.
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⅓cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½cupunsalted butterroom temperature
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1cup plain M&M'swith a few reserved for the tops of the cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F. and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla at medium speed for a minimum for 3 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. With a rubber spatula, mix in the M&M's, reserving some for the tops of the cookies.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
Using 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into a ball. Place at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. You can place the reserved M&M's onto the tops of the dough or wait until after they come out.
Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Upon removing the cookies from the oven, press the candy eyes into cookies while they are still warm. Gently push them into the cookies a little bit so that they stick. You can also add additional M&M's.