Yield: 60

Monster Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes

Sugar cookies decorated like monsters for Halloween. Easy buttercream frosting!


For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon light corn syrup

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 9 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon 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 ¼ 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. Frost and enjoy.


  • For mummy cookies: Frost each round cookie white. Press in candy eyes. Put remaining frosting into a pastry bag and pipe onto cookie using tip #5.
  • For spider cookies: Frost round cookie white. Press a mini oreo cookie into the center. Using your black frosting, pipe spider legs legs onto cookie. Dot the eyeballs on the bottom with black frosting!
  • For Frankenstein's monster: Frost square cookies green. Using black frosting, pipe hair and mouth. Add candy eyes.
  • For 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.
  • To make a bouquet, fill bucket with styrofoam. Arrange cookie pops in styrofoam and add rafia to cover styrofoam. ENJOY.
  • Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature for up to a week (frosted or unfrosted). You can also freeze cookies (frosted, unfrosted, or unbaked) for up to 3 mnonths.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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