Here's another great recipe to have fun this Halloween season. This one I created with a simple mother in mind. I wanted to make a cookie that anyone can do with their kids and not have to worry so much about the difficulty. This one is a simple drop cookie that has a fun and spooky twist to make it even better for the kids and get them excited for this time of the year.
If you've done any type of baking at home or decorating I'm sure you have seen these candy eyes. They are a simple sugar drop that has a black center. They now make a lot more types, even one with red veins to look blood shot. Although simple, they can add a lot to a baked good and make an easy addition to spook things up. I used these eyes to make these simple cookies into monsters along with some food coloring to add another level of personality. Even if you don't want to color the dough or make the whole batch one color (I made four because I'm extra) you can have a lot of fun with the kids in the kitchen and make this Halloween indoors more fun.
Monster Drop Cookies
220g Granulated Sugar
105g Brown Sugar
450g Unsalted Butter, soft
2 ea. Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
375g All Purpose Flour
in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter with both sugars and salt for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
add the eggs one at a time, beating fully between each so that the mixture is smooth.
Add the vanilla and beat slightly.
Mix the baking soda and flour in a clean bowl then pulse into the sugar mixture.
Color dough as desired then scoop into tablespoon sized balls.
Freeze dough for 2-4 hours minimum.
When frozen, bake the dough 6 to a pan at 375℉ for 11-12 minutes.
When cookies slightly browned on the edges remove from oven and place candy eyes on surface to melt slightly and stick to the cookies.
Allow to cool slightly before plating and enjoying!
Like I said above, I used food color to make the cookies more fun. It's best to use a gel color so that it doesn't change the consistency of the dough but in small amounts, liquid color is okay. As for the candy eyes ADD AFTER YOU BAKE. They're sugar. They will melt. I made one with candy eyes baked on to show you what will happen so you don't have to make that mistake. By placing them right out of the oven the hot cookie will melt he candy onto the cookie then you don't have to worry about it falling off.
As with all my recipes, leave a comment below if you try it at home and let me know how it goes! Have some fun this Halloween season even if you can't go trick or treating. Baking at home is just as fun and can bring new traditions into your home for years to come!