Halloween is a time for treats, and if you deny the masses of sweet snacks you may fall victim to some tricks. Don’t worry. Don’t stress. We have a creative solution that repel the egg throwers and TP tossers. We have a monster cookie free printable and cookie recipe that is sure to please.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1.5 cups of brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut M&Ms, or any type of chocolate candy of your choosing.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease an 9×13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper or foil. Grease the parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate medium bowl whisk together melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Mixture will be thick and glossy.
Coarsely chop candy and stir into the dough. Use your fingers to evenly press the dough into the pan.
Bake for 27 to 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before slicing into bars.
While the cookie is cooling down, start printing out the little monsters! These need to be printed double-sided so you need to figure out how that works on your personal home printer. For me, it was a matter of flipping the pages on it’s horizontal axis after printing the first side. I recommend putting a dot in the margin of one page and printing the first page to see how the printer feeds the paper out. I also recommend printing on 80# cardstock. Plain paper will be too flimsy for this project. After you have printed the quantity you want, score the fold line with a bone folding tool or butter knife.
You can use a good old pair of scissors to cut the monsters out, but I highly recommend using a craft knife on the horns and ears. Next, fold the monsters at the prepped fold, and set aside. Go back to the cookie sheet and cut bars in 2″x1″ rectangles. Put them in sandwich bags, fold them over and staple the monsters mouth over the bag top.
And presto! Adorable cookie bar munching monsters for your next Halloween get together. Now, you don’t have to bake anything. I love NOT doing something all the time! Fill the sandwich bags with fun-sized candy bars, loose M&Ms, a Halloween yo-yo, or mini-bar sized bottles of vodka, whatever gets your party going!
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker.