Happy Halloween! What are some of your best and easiest costumes? On Facebook and Instagram I posted a pic of me in a Bad Kitty costume at work. Tonight we went to a Trunk or Treat and my husband dressed up as Poor Puppy. Apparently, not as many people read kidlit/picture books like I imagine. We love Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty, Poor Puppy, and A Bad Kitty Christmas. They are fantastic books.
I'm all about candy eyes lately, they are so perfect for Halloween! I'm also all about the neon food dye I have. The green neon dye made the perfect Mike Wazowski Monster Inc. Cookies that were ridiculously easy to make.
These Monster Cookies take only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of effort. Give them a go today!
These Monster Cookies and yesterday's Gruffalo Cookies are a perfect opportunity to do a little baking fun with your kids. Kids of any age can stick an eye in the cookie. My daughter LOVED putting the eyes in!
Monster Cookies- Monster Inc. Cookies from a Cake Mix
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
1 white cake mix
1/3 c. oil
1/2 tsp almond extract
Optional: candy eyes and food coloring.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a stand mixer or medium bowl combine the first 4 ingredients until mixed well. You can also add the food coloring of choice after initially mixing the cookies to provide the color of cookies you want to make.
- Using a spoon place cookie dough balls on to the prepared pans. I like to roll the cookie dough for a round cookie shape. The dough is really quite sticky, but I found if your hands are slightly damp they will roll better and not stick to your hands as much.
- Place 1 candy eye in the center of every cookie, and then bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes until the cookies are done.
- Enjoy your cookies hot, warm, cold and with a beverage of choice!
- Store leftover cookies in a sealed air tight container. Make sure they are fully cooled before stacking them otherwise the cookies will stick together slightly in your container.