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.
Brown butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it has a nutty aroma. Set aside and allow to cool.
Combine sugars and vanilla, blend brown butter in.
Gently mix in eggs, careful to not overmix.
Add flour, sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the top of mixture and fold in until just combined.
Fold in pretzels, salted caramel chips and Reese's Pieces.
Make dough balls and insert any other candies you want to add. 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. Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven and carefully add candy corn to top so it doesn't melt. Bake 2 more minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.
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.
At Room Temperature - Store in an airtight container and they will hold for up to a week. Microwave for 10 seconds to soften before you eat one!
Refrigerate - It's generally not recommended to refrigerate cookies because of imbalances in moisture.
Freeze - These cookies freeze beautifully. Store them in a Ziploc bag for up to three months to preserve freshness.