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Mad for Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies
These Halloween treats are the ideal tradition: easy, fun, delicious. MORE+ LESS-
By Alyssa Vance

Now that my son is breaking past the toddler stage, I’m all about kitchen traditions that he can participate in. (Things changed dramatically for us when our conversations became two-sided, rather than me doing most of the talking.) I was totally inspired by our Halloween Lookbook, particularly the Monster Cookie Pops.

I don’t know about you, but I’m easily intimidated by how-to party ideas. Some look so intricate that I deem them unattainable, while others demand too much effort, with little in return. My takeaway? Our holiday traditions need to fit two requirements: easy and fun. These cookies hit the mark. They’re simple, quick, and a heckuva good time.

First, I baked the cookies using sugar cookie dough, but feel free to sub any flavor you like – such as peanut butter or even chocolate chip.

Sugar cookies on a cooling rack

Then, I covered all the cookies with creamy vanilla frosting. (Again, you can choose your own adventure here by making different colored frostings.)

Frosted sugar cookies on a cooling rack

Here’s where the fun begins: Pick your own decorations to customize your cookies. My son and I opted for candy corn, cinnamon dots, marshmallows, yellow icing and licorice. But really, the options are endless!

Monster Cookies

Final step? Eat and enjoy.

Toddler eating a monster cookie

What about you? What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions?