Monster Sugar Cookies

Monster Sugar Cookies: soft sugar cookies frosted for halloween!
These monster cookies were so fun to make! I used my favorite Lofthouse CopyCat Cookie Recipe as the base of these cookies.

Then I whipped up some vanilla buttercream frosting to decorate. Sure. I could have gone all crazy detailed and made some royal icing. But my kids (and me too) LOVE this fluffy frosting!

Guess who else seems to love this frosting?
Monster Sugar Cookies: soft sugar cookies frosted for halloween!
My dog. 
My black lab. TJ.

I’m so glad I didn’t painstakingly spend hours with royal icing. Because that evening, as we were all tucked in our beds, the dog ate over 50 cookies. 

Yes. You read that right. FIFTY COOKIES. This recipe made 72 cookies. I was so excited because I figured my kids would have lunch treats for the week. I could freeze some of these for Halloween. Nope. The next morning there were less than a dozen cookies on the tray.
Monster Sugar Cookies: soft sugar cookies frosted for halloween!
I’m grateful I got some cute photos. However, I would have enjoyed EATING more of these myself. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you would know by now I have a love affair with frosting. And these babies were covered in it!

On the bright side, except for a few sprinkles on the floor, she cleaned up after herself. 

And she didn’t get sick. Seriously. I almost hoped for a little illness to make her think about what she had done. But no. I do think she may have gained a few pounds though! At least she saved me from eating too many (trying to stay positive here).
Monster Sugar Cookies: soft sugar cookies frosted for halloween!
I did make a couple dozen plain frosted with sprinkles too! Just like a lofthouse. ENJOY!

If you liked these Monster Sugar Cookies, you may also enjoy these recipes….

Monster Cookie Crisps– Crunchy oats and peanut butter crisps topped with melted chocolate and m&m candies.

Halloween Spider and Web Pretzels– Easy treats. Decorate your pretzels to look like a spider on a web!

Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Doughnuts– adorable and tasty donuts from Inside BruCrew Life

Want more Holiday Inspiration? Check out my Halloween and Fall Stuff Pinterest Board!

Monster Sugar Cookies

Monster Sugar Cookies


For the Cookies:

  • 2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp light corn syrup

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 9 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Decorations:

  • mini oreo cookies
  • black, green, purple food coloring
  • sprinkles
  • candy corn
  • candy eyes


  1. For the cookies, beat butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla paste and milk, beat until blended. Add in remaining ingredients. Dough may be sticky. Place on a well floured surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thick (the key to getting them like a lofthouse cookies is to roll them thicker). Cut into circle and square shapes using a 3inch cookie cutter.
  2. If you want some of your cookies on sticks, slide lollipop stick under each cut out cookie and press gently.
  3. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be soft. Cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add in corn syrup, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat an additional 5 minutes until thick and fluffy!
  5. Divide frosting into bowls to color. Add food coloring (I use Americolor gel) to tint to desired colors.
  6. For the Mummy, frost each round cookie white. Press in candy eyes. Put remaining frosting into a pastry bag and pipe onto cookie using tip #5.
  7. For the Spider, frost each round cookie white. Press a mini oreo cookie into the center. Using your black frosting, pipe legs onto cookie. Dot the eyeballs on the bottom with black frosting and press onto Oreo cookies.
  8. To make a bouquet, fill bucket with styrofoam. Arrange cookie pops in styrofoam and add rafia to cover styrofoam. ENJOY.
  9. For Frankenstein, frost each square cookie green. Using black frosting, pipe hair and mouth. Add candy eyes.
  10. For the One Eyed Purple People Eater, color each circle cookie purple. Place one candy eye in center and a candy corn on top for the horn.
  11. Store cookies in air tight container. ENJOY.

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23 comments on “Monster Sugar Cookies”

  1. omigosh these are ADORABLE! So fun and festive… I love that pumpkin one with the candy corn on top lol! THANK GOODNESS your doggie didn’t get sick!! that is incredible. my sisters dog once ate (and UNWRAPPED) 14 chocolate cupcakes and she was fine. UNWRAPPED them. So bizarre!

  2. These are just too cute!!! And, before you said that your dog was fine, I thought, Oh my gosh, that poor dog must have been really sick!

  3. Oh nooooo!! I can’t believe your dog polished off all those cookies…that’s some marathon eating right there!

  4. These are so so so cute, Aimee! I LOVE the spider one and the purple eater 🙂 And that’s insane about your dog–how did she not get sick?! Is she made of magic?

  5. Those turned out so adorable!! The one eyed monster is cracking me up:-) Your dog is just as bad as ours…I can’t believe she ate all of them. At least she packed on the pounds and not you. I guess that’s the silver lining in the story.

  6. Cute photos indeed! These are absolutely adorable, but I like that they aren’t overcomplicated either. Such a perfect Halloween treat!

  7. I cannot believe she ate all those and did not get sick! Sounds like something my dog would do. These are so adorable, and I have to try this cookie recipe. 🙂

  8. These are so cute!! I am just lacking the Halloween inspiration this year 🙁 Can NOT believe your dog at 50 cookies, and didn’t get sick – crazy!

  9. My son would LOVE these cookies–they are soooo adorable! I can’t believe your dog ate 50 cookies without getting sick, though. She lucked out (or you did). =)

  10. Oh my gosh- 50 cookies?!?! I couldn’t help laughing, but that’s kind of scary! She MUST have had some stomach pain 🙂

    And these are absolutely adorable. I’m obsessed with the Cyclops!


  11. Hi Aimee, these cookies are adorable in the bright orange bucket! Oh and we have a chocolate lab (Chocolate Moose) and I know just what you mean! We love him so much, but he is a bit ADHD and a counter cruiser! Moose also would have eaten them all and then gone and gotten his head stuck in a box of cereal, if he could.

    Have a good day, Nancy

  12. These cookies are so cute!!! Oh my gosh, kids must love them. You did such a beautiful job decorating them!!

  13. So darn CUTE! I love the one eyed monster. 🙂

  14. These are adorable! I want to throw a halloween party just so I have an excuse to pass them out.

  15. The spider is so well done! Good job on them all.

  16. I can’t decide which one is my favorite, because they are all so cute!

  17. OMG I can’t believe that!! Poor pup!! I want to eat 50 cookies and not get sick though!

  18. These are too cute! Oh my! I laughed at what the dog did.

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