This all comes by way of Jennifer Wold, the talented cake decorator. She shares a tutorial and an instructional step-by-step guide on how to make dough monsters and scary Halloween cookies almost too scary to eat. And, it all starts out with any chocolate cookie recipe, so it’s a really easy.
This first picture is how they will look when you’re done with them your scary Halloween cookies
For the eyes, sugar pearls or jelly beans. For the teeth, try almond silvers.
This is a gluten-free recipe but don’t worry, it’s absolutely delicious and super soft and chewy too!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon ground chia + 3 tablespoons water)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup GF oats
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl combine ground chia and water and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and almond butter. Add chia egg and sugar. You could add more sugar if you like your cookies sweeter.
Add remaining dry ingredients and mix to combine.
Scoop batter onto parchment lined baking sheet and flatten slightly. These cookies will not spread so make them as large or as small as you want the final cookie to be.
Bake 8-10 minutes.
You can use the following items/ingredients to decorate the cookies:
- sugar pearls (large and small)
- slivered almonds
- food coloring markers (red and black)
- ball head sculpting tool
- red gel food coloring and small food safe paint brush *optional
Make an indent where you want the eyes and mouth to be. Working with warm cookies will make it so the dents don’t turn in to cracks.
Using the black marker color in the holes.
Press sugar pearls in the indents for the eyes.
Break almond slivers into teeth like shapes and press into the mouth as desired.
Using the red marker color the teeth to look like blood. On some of the cookies Want a more bloody look? You can use gel food coloring and a paint brush to get a more dramatic look!