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Easy Monster Cookies {Candy Corn Cookies}

Easy monster cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. Triangle shaped candy corn inspired chocolate sugar cookies are decorated with buttercream icing.

I recently made a beautiful Candy Corn Cake and that inspired these candy corn monster cookies! I wanted them to be simple but also cool and unique! Candy corns are probably the most classic Halloween candies out there. Many of us (a.ka. me!) wait all year to stock up on them. So naturally when they came back, their vibrant colors and triangular shape inspired the design of these candy corn monster cookies. Add these Easy Ghost Cookies and no bake Oreo Spider Cookies alongside your candy corn cookies for the most festive tablescape!

How To Make Easy Monster Cookies?

  1. Prepare the cookie dough– Roll it and cut out triangle shapes.
  2. Bake– Cool cookies completely.
  3. Prep icing bags– Fill three piping bags with different colored icings. Attach Wilton’s Tip #21.
  4. Pipe squiggly lines– Hold your bag at a 45 degree angle and move your hand in a right-left motion rapidly.
  5. Make the eyes– Use a black edible marker to draw eyeballs on m&m candies.
  6. Place eyes– Near the top of each cookie and enjoy!

Variations For Halloween Candy Corn Cookies

Use multiple colors of frosting– Ruffle the cookies with the colors of candy corns, or do rainbow colors for rainbow monsters. let your imagination be free!

Add a mouth– Use black buttercream and make a jagged smile, or even make them silly monsters.

Change the placement of the eyeballs– To make the eyes silly or looking in different directions simply dot the eyes up to the right, down to the left, or googly.

Use Reese’s Pieces candy– In place of M&M candies for the eyeballs.

Use a different icing tip– They will look different, but the varied textures will add major cute appeal!

Add sprinkles- For more monster fun.

Easy Monster Cookies on Turquoise Background
Halloween Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Icing on Turquoise Background

Tips And Techniques

How to cut cookies? I cut the triangular shapes of the cookies, freehandedly. But, you can use a triangle cutter and that would make things so much easier.

What icing to use? I used buttercream icing to decorate these cookies because I personally think it tastes better than royal icing. But, if you are planning on packaging these and using them as gifts or party favors, then I highly recommend using royal icing or glace icing because it dries hard.

How to fix messy ruffles? You will notice that one side of the cookie will have some messy and droopy ruffles.That can be fixed easily. Just run a spatula along the side of the cookie downwards and no more mess.

How to pipe ruffles? Hold your bag at a 45 degree angle near the base of the cookie. Squeeze your bag util icing comes out. Now, start moving your hand in a right-left motion rapidly. This should result in a beautiful row of squiggly ruffles.

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe container or bag for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature to enjoy!

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Easy Monster Cookies (Candy Corn Cookies)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Decorating time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Easy monster cookies, homemade with simple ingredients. Triangle shaped candy corn inspired chocolate sugar cookies are decorated with buttercream icing.
Yield: 20 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 20 Chocolate sugar cookies
  • Buttercream icing, Colored orange, white and yellow. Can use royal icing instead if you prefer a harder cookie icing
  • 1/4 cup M&M candies

Instructions 

  • Prepare the cookie dough. Roll it out and cut out traingle shapes. Bake and let the cookies cool completely.
  • Fill three individual piping bags with different colored icings. Attach Wilton's Tip #21 (small star tip).
  • Hold your bag at a 45 degree angle near the base of the cookie. Squeeze your bag util icing comes out. Now, start moving your hand in a right-left motion rapidly. This should result in a beautiful row of swiggly ruffles.
  • Continute doing this until the entire cookies is covered in rows of ruffles.
  • You will notice that one side of the cookie will have some messy and droopy ruffles.That can be fixed easily. Just run a spatula along the side of the cookie downwards and no more mess.
  • To make the eyes, use a a black edible marker to draw eyeballs on m&m candies.
  • Stick them near the top of each cookie and enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 12mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 155
Author: Abeer Rizvi

2 comments on “Easy Monster Cookies {Candy Corn Cookies}”

  1. What adorable little cookies, these look so delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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