These cute and spooky Cake Mix Monster Cookies are made using white cake mix or vanilla cake mix, a little coloring and candy eyeballs. They’re inspired by the boxed Halloween cookie mix at the big box stores!
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Cake mix cookies are so fun to make and these Monster cookies are prefect for Halloween! These cookies are copycat Monster Eyeball Cookies from a cookie kit that we bought from the store one year for Halloween. My toddler loves them but when the kit was done, he was a little sad that we didn’t have anymore to make. So, mom to the rescue!
I made these cookies using our favorite cake mix cookie recipe and they were perfect.
What you’ll need to make Cake Mix Monster Cookies:
- white cake mix
- vegetable oil
- Orange, Green and Purple Gel Food Coloring
- Candy Eyeballs
How to make Cake Mix Monster Cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix until fully combined and thick like dough.
- Separate dough into three bowls. Dye and stir one bowl of dough purple, one bowl of dough green and one bowl of dough orange.
- Drop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet. Space each cookie about 2 inches apart.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove cookies from the oven and while they are HOT carefully press candy eyes into cookies.
- Let cookies cool on a wire cooling rack.
CAN YOU USE OTHER CAKE MIXES?
You sure can!! You can experiment with all kinds although if you want to dye the cookie dough colors you’ll want to use a light cake mix.
SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:
- Dixie Crystals – White Sugar
More awesome Cake Mix Cookie Recipes to make:
- Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Unicorn Cookies Cake Mix Style
- Confetti Birthday Cake Mix Cookies
- Shark Cookies Cake Mix Cookies
Cake Mix Monster Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix until fully combined and thick like dough. Separate dough into three bowls. Dye and stir one bowl of dough purple, one bowl of dough green and one bowl of dough orange. Drop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet. Space each cookie about 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and while they are HOT carefully press candy eyes into cookies. Let cookies cool on a wire cooling rack.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and oil. Mix until fully combined and thick like dough.
Separate dough into three bowls. Dye and stir one bowl of dough purple, one bowl of dough green and one bowl of dough orange.
Drop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet. Space each cookie about 2 inches apart.
Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Remove cookies from the oven and while they are HOT carefully press candy eyes into cookies.
Let cookies cool on a wire cooling rack.
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Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Cake Mix Monster Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
- Candy Bar Cookies from Devour Dinner
- Oreo Mummy Cookies from Savory Experiments
- Easy Halloween Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars from House of Nash Eats
- Eye Love Chocolate Sugar Cookies from An Affair From the Heart
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars form Back To My Southern Roots
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Bloody Broken Glass Red Velvet Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Halloween Bats Oreo Cupcakes from Lemon Blossoms
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting from The Flour Handprint
- The Scream Brownies from West Via Midwest
- Halloween Monster Chocolate Cake Brownies from JZ Eats
- Halloween Marshmallow Brownies from Sweet Beginnings
- Halloween Mini S’mores Pudding Pies from For the Love of Food
- Jack Skellington Boo-berry Pie from Savory Moments
- Halloween Smoothie Bowl from Fresh Coast Eats
- Halloween Pancakes from I Am A Honeybee
- Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Pastry Chef Online
- Bloody Hot Cocoa from It’s Shanaka
Chilled Halloween Treats:
- Pennywise Ice Cream Float from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Wicked Witch Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
No Bake Desserts:
- Muddy Buddy Halloween Snack Mix from Tastes of Homemade
- Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats from The Spiffy Cookie
- Kid-Friendly Halloween Snack Board from Love and Confections
- Rice Krispie Treat Haunted Houses from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Ghostly Snack Mix from Fake Ginger
- Spooky Pretzel Rods from Take Two Tapas
- Halloween Candy Bark from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Batty For Chocolate Dessert Cheese Ball from 4 Sons R Us
- Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Dip from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!