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Halloween Monster Cookies

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These halloween monster cookies are fun, easy to make, and they start with a boxed cake mix! It's a great easy Halloween treat everyone will love!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
halloween monster cookies on a plate ready to serve.

These halloween monster cookies are fun, easy to make, and they start with a boxed cake mix! It’s a great easy Halloween treat everyone will love!

When it comes to halloween treats you can’t go wrong with monster cookies! There’s something so fun and festive about these spooky cake mix cookies.

Cake mix cookies with a holiday theme are excellent. Halloween monster cookies are adorable and perfect for sharing. Another great Halloween recipe you’ll love: Halloween Witch Cupcakes!

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Pin showing the finished Halloween monster cookies ready to eat with title across the middle.

Monster cookies are a Halloween favorite in our house. I love making this version that uses a cake mix because they are super super simple.

There’s nothing hard to find, nothing crazy going on, and I don’t actually have to drag out all of the baking supplies. Everything is basically ready to go in the cake mix!

You know I love elevating cake mixes to a whole new level of deliciousness here at Cake Mix Recipes. Things like The Easiest Banana Bread With Cake Mix, Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, and Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe are all possible with a simple boxed cake mix!

halloween monster cookies on a plate ready to serve.

What are monster cookies?!

These monster cookies are aptly named because they are Halloween themed and have adorable sprinkles, candy eyes, and more mixed into the batter.

They are cake mix cookies that are loaded up with holiday fun. You could also easily turn these monster cookies into any holiday themed cookie by adjusting the sprinkles you use!

For the Halloween monster cookies we used halloween themed jimmies and candy eyes. You can use hearts for Valentine’s Day, shamrocks for St. Patricks, Santa and reindeer cutouts for Christmas, you get the idea!

A close up view of the plate of finished halloween monster cookies ready to eat.

Ingredients needed to make Halloween Monster Cookies:

For this easy cake mix cookies recipe you will need a cake mix, some halloween themed sprinkles and candy eyes, vegetable oil, eggs, and orange gel food coloring!

That’s all it takes to create these adorable holiday themed treats. If you have a party at work, with friends, or if your kiddos need something cute to share with friends or classmates these cake mix cookies are a hit.

You can easily whip up a batch or two in no time and everyone will be thrilled with the end result…sure, they’re spookily fun to look at but they’re even more fun to eat!

ingredients needed to make halloween monster cookies.

Kitchen Essentials For Cake Mix Cookies:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

For those of you who need some ideas on what to gift to the bakers in your lives these links will come in handy for that as well!

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

A plate of finished halloween monster cookies with cake mix ready to eat

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Don’t forget you can grab the halloween themed jimmies and candy eyes to make this recipe in all of its spooky Halloween glory!

another look at the finished halloween cake mix cookies ready to eat.

How to make Halloween cake mix cookies:

You’ll love how quick and easy it is to whip up this recipe for cake mix cookies. They’re a breeze! If you normally avoid baking cookies because of the extra work this recipe will be a life saver for you.

Anyone can have social media worthy treats ready in a flash with recipes like this, check it out with these step by step instructions which make the whole process simple and straightforward!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

Add parchment paper to your cookie sheet or spray it with non-stick spray. 

Cake mix cookies ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed.

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. 

batter mixed and ready to have sprinkles added.

Add food coloring, and mix until well combined. Fold sprinkles into the cookies. 

the batter scooped onto trays ready to be baked.

Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto the cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies just begin to turn golden brown on the tops. 

cookies baked and ready to be shared.

Once the cookies have cooled, press 2 candy eyeballs into the cookies to make your monsters.

After the cookies are cooked and decorated you are ready to share…or ready to eat them all up yourself 🙂

a top down look at the finished cake mix cookies ready for Halloween.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, or Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake.

More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesStrawberry Cake Batter Dip, Firecracker Poke Cake, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, and red velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Cookies!

another close up look at the finished cookies with candy eyes added.

Printable Halloween Monster Cookies Recipe:

Here we have the printable version of this recipe. Everything is in one spot, easy to find, and able to be printed out so you can take it with you for grocery shopping, online ordering, etc.

This one sheet printable also makes it easy to check out the nutritional information, kitchen tools, and more!

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Halloween Monster Cookies

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These halloween monster cookies are fun, easy to make, and they start with a boxed cake mix! It's a great easy Halloween treat everyone will love!
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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • Halloween jimmies sprinkles
  • Eyeball candies

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add parchment paper to your cookie sheet or spray it with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  • Add food coloring, and mix until well combined. Fold sprinkles into the cookies.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto the cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies just begin to turn golden brown on the tops.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, press 2 candy eyeballs into the cookies to make your monsters.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 2g

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