Monster Sugar Cookies

by Erin

These bright, chewy sugar cookies are dotted with candy eyes and are perfect for Halloween! Especially when sandwiched around leftover Halloween candy ice cream.

Monster Sugar Cookies #HalloweenDessert

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It’s Halloween week! We legit get to celebrate twice because trick-or-treat is on Thursday, and then on the actual day of Halloween Ohio State is playing Penn State (which means we have a frighteningly divided home).

For Thursday, we am going to put 3 pieces of candy in festive baggies and space them out on our front porch so that the kids can grab them without getting close to us. But I have a feeling we will have a lot of leftover candy because right now it is predicted to rain. 

So what to do with all that leftover candy? I obviously am partial to leftover peanut butter cups so that I can eat them straight up or stuff them into chocolate chip cookies

Monster Sugar Cookies with Halloween Candy Indulgence Ice Cream #icecreamsandwich

But then I talked to my friend Dan of Indulgence Ice Cream about how much I missed making ice cream sandwiches with him, and we decided to make one for Halloween, just for fun!

He made an ice cream blended with all kinds of Halloween candy favorites such as M&Ms, Reese’s cups, Heath bars, KitKats, Nestle Crunch bars, and Whoppers. Those bright candy coating swirls will look great sandwiches between my neon monster sugar cookies!

I almost didn’t share this recipe because it’s literally just my chewy sugar cookies with neon food coloring and candy eyes, but they were so fun I couldn’t resist. 

Neon Sugar Cookies with Candy Eyes #wilton #halloweenparty

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Monster Sugar Cookies #HalloweenDessert


Yield: 2 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to almost room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Neon food coloring
  • Candy eyes


  1. In a medium bowl, Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  3. Divide into four medium bowls, add food coloring to each, and mix until evenly colored.
  4. Place extra sugar in a bowl, roll tablespoons of dough into balls, roll in the sugar, and shake off any excess. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, about 2 inches apart. Press several candy eyes onto the cookies.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges of cookies are just starting to brown and centers are set. Let cool on sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Source: Adapted from my Chewy Sugar Cookies.

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