Mad for Monster Cookies

By Alyssa Vance
Created December 8, 2016
Monster Cookies
These Halloween treats are the ideal tradition: easy, fun, delicious. MORE+ LESS-

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?