These funfetti monster cookies are delicious, adorable, and easy to make. They’re perfect for Halloween!
Yes, I’m starting off the Halloween recipes today with a cookie that’s as delicious as it is adorable. These funfetti monster cookies are totally ridiculous but absolutely perfect for Halloween. My seven year old Abby cracked up when she saw them, and kept giggling over their silly googly eyes. She couldn’t get enough of them! Sometimes it’s fun to just be a little silly with her, and considering how much I love Halloween (and cookies), these cookies were a perfect fall Sunday dessert.
They’re made using one of my very favorite cookie recipes, with just a few little modifications to make them extra Halloweeny. I used neon green food coloring to get the perfect shade of green for these funny little monsters. I’ve been dying to use candy eyeballs for something since I first discovered them, and these cookies were a fun way to use them. I kind of love how each cookie is looking in a different direction! You can get as creative as you want, and add as many or as few eyeballs to each cookie as you like.
In addition to being fun, though, these cookies are also super tasty. They’re soft on the inside and crisp around the edges, and have a delicious vanilla sugar cookie flavor. The sprinkles make them so fun and colorful. I love the texture of these cookies, and how thick and rich they are. They are so good!
Funfetti Monster CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring I used neon green
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup halloween sprinkles
- 32 plus or minus candy eyeballs (similar here and here)
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Add the food coloring and mix until blended. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar, and mix until a dough forms. Fold in sprinkles until well distributed. Shape into one inch balls (I got 16 balls from the dough). Place on prepared baking sheet and top each ball of dough with two candy eyeballs.
- If your dough is fairly soft, I would recommend chilling it at this point for about 30 minutes. If your dough is thick (like mine was), bake in the preheated oven for exactly 8 minutes. Remove and let cool 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack. The cookies will look very soft and undercooked when you pull them out, but they will cook more as they cool on the pan. Enjoy!
P.S. The down side of anthropomorphizing your cookies is that when you take a bite out of them, it looks like they are screaming at you. 🙂