How to Make Halloween Monster Cookies

October 21st, 2014 by Liz Hamilton

It’s time again for the annual Halloween parties! We all have them – at school with the kids, theme-parties with friends, and Trick-or-Treat parties with parents waiting for the little ghosts and goblins to show up at the front door. As always, I wanted to take something that was not only delicious, but also looked great. However, busy schedules don’t always allow for long cooking and baking projects.

So what did I whip up – the most delicious, creative (and did I mention easy!) cookies at the Halloween party! With the help of Wilton’s Halloween Collection, my cookies were the big hit with the Trick-or-Treaters!
Here is what I used (and you can too) to make these frightfully delicious Monster Cookies:

monster-cookie-doughLets get started

Roll cookie dough out to about 1/8” thick on a lightly floured surface. Using the Monster Cookie Comfort-Grip Cutter to cut out monsters making sure to flour the cutter between each use.

Fit as many cookies into the rolled dough as possible then, gather the scraps and reroll into 1/8” ball. Transfer the cookie dough monsters to an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until dough is gone.

Just keep rolling!

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown (and the house smells delicious!).

monster-cookie-baked-cookiesUsing one recipe of the Wilton Roll-Out cookie dough, I was able to cut 17 monster cookies. Let them cool on a wire rack before you start to decorate.

As the cookies cool you can get your decorating goodies ready. For my cookies, I used white and green Wilton Buttercream Icing, black Decorating Gel, and a package of Wilton’s Halloween-themed Decorating Candy. I split the white buttercream icing; three cups were colored green using Leaf Green Icing Color (I also added a touch of yellow, but that is optional) and I left one cup white.

They may not look like monsters yet, but just wait!

monster-cookie-decorating-products
Now, the fun can begin! Time to let your imagination run wild and create an army of scary, goofy, sassy, and spooky monsters!

All of my monsters got a green buttercream base that I applied and smoothed with an offset spatula. Then, I brought my creatures to life using black Decorating Gel and white buttercream to create a variety of hairdo’s, eyelashes, eyebrows, noses, neck bolts, and mouths. I used a variety of pieces from my Decorating Candy including the eyes, creating fangs and a tongue with the orange candy drops, and hair with the black candy string.

monster-cookie-finished-cookiesTa-da! The cutest desserts at the party!

So, whether you have a long list of Halloween parties this year or just want a sweet, scary treat while waiting for Trick-or-Treaters, these Monster cookies have you covered. And with Wilton’s Halloween Collection, its never been so easy to be so scary!

For more Halloween treats, please check out our Halloween inspiration and recipes.

Liz Hamilton Liz Hamilton is a dietetic intern pursuing her Masters Degree and Registered Dietitian certification at Loyola University Chicago and completing her Marketing rotation with Wilton. Outside of school, she enjoys anything related to the kitchen- cooking, baking, and decorating!

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