Monster Mash Cookies | Monster Cookies (for Halloween)

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  • Monster Mash Cookies are a fun twist on Monster Cookies for Halloween. Thick, chewy Monster Cookie recipe loaded with pretzels, salted caramel chips, Reese’s Pieces and candy corn that will make you feel like a kid again.

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    It’s Day 5 of Fall Cookie Week and I’m left asking myself “how did it come and go so quickly?” I’m working on a little wrap up for you tomorrow while Michael is whipping up something extra special, so don’t forget to stop by again soon! Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for recipes 9 and 10! I made Monster Mash Cookies because crazy enough, Halloween is weeks away and even crazier – I’m prepared this year! Michael made Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies – now you can have your drink and eat it, too! Yessssss!

    inspired by charm pumpkin spice latte cookies

    Monster Cookies are traditionally soft, thick cookies often made with peanut butter and oatmeal, but I already shared a couple of those recipes this week, so I wanted to mix it up for you. You can make Monster cookies without peanut butter and oatmeal. It’s not a crime, in fact, it’s encouraged. You’ll love this easy recipe.

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    So many Monster Cookies fall flat, but these are loaded with goodies (and a couple tips) which make them even thicker, softer and chewier than most!

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    Since it’s Fall Cookie Week and Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to put a fun spin of Monster Cookies including pretzels, salted caramel chips (which are too dangerous to have in the house), Reese’s Pieces and candy corn. It gives them a nice fall flavor and a lot of fall color!

    how to make thick cookies

    While you’re mixing these up, you may find yourself singing “Monster Mash” – or is that just me?

    monster cookie ingredients

    How to Make Monster Cookies:

    • Brown butter in a medium saucepan. Set aside and allow to cool.
    • Combine sugars and vanilla, belnd brown butter in.
    • Gently mix in eggs, careful to not overmix.
    • Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, salt and flower over the top of mixture and fold in until just combined.
    • Fold in pretzels, salted caramel chips and Reeses’ Pieces.
    • Make dough balls and inset a candy corn.
    • Bake – pull out 2 minutes before to add any additional candy corn so it doesn’t melt.

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    You can get the full Monster Cookie recipe with printable recipe card below. Keep reading for tips or scroll down…

    How to Keep Candy Corn from Melting While Baking:

    • Use parchment paper. It doesn’t keep them from melting, but from sticking to your cookie sheets.
    • Tuck candy corn inside the dough ball so it’s completely covered.
    • Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven, carefully add candy corn to top. Bake 2 more minutes.

    Tip: I always use a cookie scoop so I get pretty cookies that are consistent in size without a lot of effort. A cookie scoop also make it easier to stuff cookies.

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    Monster Cookies

    Monster Mash Cookies are a fun twist on Monster Cookies for Halloween. Thick, chewy Monster Cookie recipe loaded with pretzels, salted caramel chips, Reese's Pieces and candy corn that will make you feel like a kid again.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cookies, easy recipe, fall, halloween
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Total Time 27 minutes
    Servings 24
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Brown butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it has a nutty aroma. Set aside and allow to cool.
    3. Combine sugars and vanilla, blend brown butter in.
    4. Gently mix in eggs, careful to not overmix.
    5. Add flour, sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the top of mixture and fold in until just combined.

    6. Fold in pretzels, salted caramel chips and Reese's Pieces.
    7. Make dough balls and inserTip: I always use a cookie scoop so I get pretty cookies that are consistent in size without a lot of effort. A cookie scoop also make it easier to stuff cookies.t a candy corn. Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet.

    8. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven and carefully add candy corn to top so it doesn't melt. Bake 2 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.

    Recipe Notes

    You don't have to brown the butter, softened butter will work. Brown butter just adds more flavor.

    Optional: crack sea salt on top just before baking.

    Best served slightly warm. Can microwave 10 seconds to achieve.

    Use parchment paper.

    I always use a cookie scoop so I get pretty cookies that are consistent in size without a lot of effort. A cookie scoop also make it easier to stuff cookies.

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