Fun Things to Bake with Kids - Halloween Monster Cookies

I think these monsters may seem a little more mentally disturbed than scary. Oh well, they are delicious either way. This cookie recipe was first published several months ago, in my article Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies. If you don't care for peanut butter, feel free to opt for another kind of cookie of your choice. You can even buy a ready-made cookie dough and skip the whole mixing process. The most fun part is the decorating anyway. As you can see, it doesn't require much artistic skills or meticulousness to decorate these Halloween monster cookies. That's why I believe these should be fun things to bake with kids, even very young ones. You can be in charge of dough mixing and oven handling while letting the kids be the cookie artists of the day. To be honest, I haven't had much interaction with children, let alone baking with them. So I have no first-hand experience on how delightful or daunting it is to try to teach little children how to bake. According to a previous coworker of mine, however, it is one of the most joyful things for her to do with her two children on Halloween.

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My Crazy Cookie Monsters - Happy Halloween!
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: about 10 - 12 cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies - Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use reduced-fat creamy Skippy)
  • 1/2 cup brown or white sugar
  • About 60 pieces of crispy chow mein noodles (about 1 - 2 inches long)
  • 20 - 24 chocolate morsels (I use Nestle semi-sweet morsels)
Halloween Monster Cookies - Before Baking
Halloween Monster Cookies - Before Baking | Source
Halloween Monster Cookies - After Baking
Halloween Monster Cookies - After Baking | Source

How to Make Halloween Monster Cookies

  1. Preheat an oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together egg, peanut butter and sugar with a whisk or fork until combined.
  3. Add rice flour and continue to mix until well blended.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Form about two tablespoons of your cookie batter into a round shape, put it on the baking sheet, then flatten it just a little bit.
  6. Put two chocolate morsels on the upper part of each cookie in order to make the eyes. Press them into the cookies slightly.
  7. To make the crazy hair, you'll need about 4 - 5 pieces of crispy noodles. Insert the tips of the noodles into the edges of each cookie, right above the eyes. (I like to use crooked pieces of noodles and arrange them in a disorderly way because that makes my monsters look crazier!)
  8. Use a round piping tip or hard plastic straw to cut out a small piece from the lower part of each cookie. Now it seems like your delicious monsters are either gaping or screaming!
  9. Once you're done decorating all your Halloween monster cookies, pop them in the oven and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown around the edges.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  11. Enjoy your monster cookies; bite their faces off!

Alternative Decorating Ideas for These Easy Halloween Cookies

Eyes
Mouth
M&Ms
Dried Cranberries
Chocolate Icing
Red Vanilla Icing
Raisins
Red Jelly Beans
Halved Roasted Peanuts
Dried Appricots Cut into Lip-Like Shapes

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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York

I love the spooky sound effects, Om! I'm pinning this one to my Halloween board on pinterest - these would be perfect for a Halloween party I'm planning!


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Cute, Om~ Love your video---Griff is jealous though--he says where are the dog halloween treats? What can I say? He's just a glutton and he wants his treats! Seriously he would love to just gobble these up BECAUSE he can~

Great hub and now that I'm gonna be a grandma, I guess I have to start thinking about doing all these things again~~ Bob isn't much of an audience for Halloween treats although I imagine as long as they didn't have tofu.....he'd gobble them up right away~ Like the rice flour addition, too.


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LetitiaFT 3 years ago from Paris via California

I like the fact it looks like they're starting to say "Om!"


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Really cute and so simple! Letitia's comment cracked me up.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@leahlefler - Thanks for commenting and pinning, Leah! I hope your boys like these funny cookies.

@akirchner - You're gonna be a grandma? Congrats! You look too young to be a grandma, though. And yes, grannies who bake fun yummy treats are the coolest!

@LetitiaFT - Hahahaha yes, I guess these silly Halloween monsters are shouting my name!

@randomcreative - Thanks, Rose. I like to Letitia's comment, too. heheee


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon

I think (almost) 59 qualifies me as not young~ I never thought it would happen to be honest so kinda cool. I squealed like a little girl~ Only wish now that I lived closer--5-1/2 to 6 hours away is a long, long way but going up there in November with 2 of the "big guys" just to make sure all is well with my little girlie~


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

Well, I'm sure you'll be a very, very, very cool grandma! Hope you have LOTS of fun in November. =D


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Thanks, Om~ It'll be a whole new world I imagine....


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Very creative! These look so fun to make with the kids for Halloween and your video was so useful and makes it look easy. I love the idea of using crispy noodles for the hair. Voted up!


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@healthylife2 - Thanks a lot! I'm very glad you like this Halloween cookie idea and find the video helpful. :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

How are you today, my sister? I am so happy to see you here. I love your recipe and I believe that kids will love too. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@prasetio - Hi, Pras! Happy to see you, too. Glad you like this Halloween cookie recipe. Thanks so much for your comment and vote.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Very good video! Great idea here. A fun way to spend time on Halloween afternoon or evening instead of trick-or-treating.

I never went trick-or-treating in my life and I don't think my daughter did either. We had plenty of candy around the house for holidays and Halloween was no exception. Our daughter enjoyed answering the door and putting candy in the other children's containers when they came on Halloween night all dressed up in their costumes. Daughter of course was wearing a costume too.

Great fun hub. Voted up and useful and will share with my followers!


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Au fait - Glad you enjoyed the video, Au fait. Also, you just reminded me that I still need to buy candy for some trick-or-treaters tonight!

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    Cookie Salon - Giving the Monsters' Hair Some Color

    I like to leave the crispy noodles just the way they are, but if you think that would be too boring, here's an idea. Once your cookies are completely cool, dip your monsters' hair in chocolate glaze or any colored glaze, then allow them to dry on waxed paper. Your kids would likely enjoy adding this final touch to their monster cookies!

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