Monster Chocolate Cookies

EEK!

More cookies for Halloween!

These are my pride and joy. These cookies really do prove that I am the cookie queen. Have you ever tasted a cookie and it been forgettable? I don’t make those kinds of cookies. I make cookies that people literally Ooo and Aahh over. These are no exception. They were compared to brownies, so that will give you the idea of how fudge-y and rich they are. All you’ve got to do is add these little candy eyeballs and boom, you’ve got a Halloween themed treat!

I’ve actually made these cookies before… and filmed it for Alisha’s Aprons. I told my viewers back then how good these cookies are, and now I’m telling my readers. THEY’RE THE BEST. You can watch the video here.

I wanted these cookies to be darker than the original recipe, so I added some left over black food gel that I had from when I made the witch fingers last year. If you don’t want to use food coloring, just use Hershey’s Cocoa Powder in Unsweetened Dark.

I also switched out the butter in the original recipe for coconut oil, and it worked just fine!

For these cookies I wanted to stick with a triple chocolate taste, so I used milk chocolate and white chocolate chips. For a vegan option, just use dark chocolate chips; the eyeballs will still look cool on their own!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar. packed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, firm
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (for vegan option, use 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce)
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (for vegan option, use dark chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Large and small candy eyeballs!

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, beat coconut oil and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and large egg (or apple sauce if making the vegan option), and beat on medium speed until incorporated (about 2 minutes). Slowly add in the dry ingredients as you blend on a low speed. Add the chocolate chips and stir.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and add scoops of the cookie dough about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
  4. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes before gently pressing the eyeballs throughout. Have fun making your little monster cookies!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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