You might like to add these Halloween monster eye crinkle cookies to your Halloween plans this year! And no, it’s never too early to start planning what to make for Halloween. The great thing about making spooky Halloween treats is how fun they are. Making any kind of cookies and cakes is enjoyable, but making Halloween cookies is even more fun! You know what I love about these colourful monster cookies? Well apart from eating them, of course. I love how easy they are to make. These are cake mix Halloween cookies. There are lots of easy Halloween cookie decorating ideas to choose from, but this one is a real favourite.
Are you going to make Halloween monster cookies for your Halloween party this year? This sweet treat can be made in different colours and they make fun, scary treats for everyone to enjoy. Making them is easy and decorating Halloween cookies is such fun.
You will need vanilla cake mix for these Halloween monster eye crinkle cookies. I love the Betty Crocker mix but perhaps you have your own favourite brand. In addition, grab some oil, eggs, food colouring, powdered sugar, and edible candy eyeballs (which you can order online).
How to Make Colourful Monster Cookies
So now you’re wondering just how easy these spooky treats are. You will be pleasantly surprised! The cake mix can be combined with oil and eggs. Divide the dough into 3 equal(ish) pieces. These easy Halloween cookies are sure to become one of your favourite delicious recipes for Halloween.
Then you can add the colouring. I used orange, black and purple food colouring, which are cool Halloween colours. You can use whichever colours you want. Perhaps you only want two colours for these spooky Halloween treats. If so, divide the mixture into 2 instead of 3.
Now the exact amount of food colouring you should add to these cake mix Halloween cookies varies. It’s best to add a little bit (a few drops) and mix, then add more and mix again. Continue until the colours look good. I like to use gel food coloring because it gives a nice vivid colour to the chewy cookies.
Now you should have your coloured dough. The important thing to do here is to put the dough in the freezer for half an hour. Don’t omit that step because once the dough is firmed up by freezing, the cookies will hold their shape much better during cooking.
After that, you can divide the dough into individual cookies. I like to use this small cookie scoop. It’s a great investment if you like to bake or if you plan more baking in your future! This scoop holds 2 teaspoons of dough, which is enough for a 2-inch diameter cookie.
Roll the cookie portions in powdered sugar then press them down. At this point I like to put the rolled cookie dough balls in the freezer for 5 or 10 minutes to firm them up again. Trust me, this helps with a perfect result!
Now take your Halloween crinkle cookies out of the freezer, add the edible monster eyes to the top of the cookies and bake until done on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You can serve these in little stacks. These monster eye cookies are awesome for a Halloween table centerpiece. They are a great alternative to a sugar cookie and a fun way to celebrate before the Halloween candy comes out.
There are lots of easy Halloween cookie decorating ideas to choose from. I especially love these Halloween cake mix cookies because they’re so easy. Halloween monster cookies also come out perfectly every time. Even if you’re relatively new to baking, you’ll find these cake mix Halloween cookies wonderfully easy.
More Halloween Cookie Decorating Ideas
Perhaps you’d like to vary the shape of your cookies. Do you have a pumpkin or ghost-shaped cookie cutter? They would also work. If you have kids, I think they’d love lending a hand making spooky Halloween treats like these little monsters with you. You can help smaller kids cut the themed cookies out. Older ones can mix the dough.
These simple monster crinkle cookies can also be flavoured however you want, so if you want to add vanilla extract or something like hazelnut or rum extract, you can tweak them to your heart’s content. Make this Halloween cookies recipe you own! It is the perfect cookie for busy moms because it is an easy recipe with simple ingredients. If you would prefer natural colouring, try these purple ube crinkles.
These cookies have been around since the early 1800s and I’m sure you’ve seen them in bakeries during the holidays as well as on holiday platters. They come in different flavours and are great for every occasion. You might like to try romantic pink crinkle cookies for Valentine’s Day or some green, red and white ones for Christmas, if you’re into making festive recipes to celebrate the occasion.
Everyone will love these homemade colourful monster cookies because they’re a lot of fun to make and delicious to eat. Using cake mix means these Halloween monster eye cookies are so simple to prepare. It also cuts down on prep time, since you have fewer ingredients to combine for the dough.
Halloween Monster Eye Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Halloween Monster Eye Crinkle Cookies
- 1 Box vanilla cake mix I used Betty Crocker
- 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- food coloring gel in orange, black and purple)
- sprinkles monster eyes
- 2 cups icing sugar for rolling and dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In the mixer bowl, cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
- Chill the dough for 15 minutes in fridge.
- Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then roll in icing sugar.
- Place in freezer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and press monster eyes in the middle.
- Place prepared baking sheet and cookies in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Let cool on pan and then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
So if you’re looking forward to trying out some new Halloween recipes, don’t forget these colourful monster cookies with googly eyes for your Halloween cookie box. Have fun with easy Halloween cookie decorating ideas and you can look forward to these spooky Halloween treats this Halloween. Leftovers will be fine for a few days in an airtight container, so consider doubling up on this monster cookie recipe!
This Halloween cookies recipe is well worth making and they are a fun school snack as well as a treat for your favourite holidays to get you into the Halloween spirit. Whip up a batch of cookies with spooky candy eyes. They are an easy Halloween dessert that is the perfect treat for all your Halloween parties this time of year.
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