Wacky Monster Cookies

Prep Time: 40 Min.
Total Time:1 Hr. 15 Min.
Servings: 18 Cookies

These funny monster face cookies will put a smile on your face this Halloween.  Have fun decorating your favorite combination of silliness.


  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
Decorations, as desired
  • Neon gel food colors (orange, purple and green)
  • Rope licorice
  • Candy eyes
  • Marshmallows, large and miniature
  • Candy corn
  • 1 pouch black cookie icing


1 Cookie (without decorations) Calories 210  (Calories from Fat 70);  Total Fat 8g  (Saturated Fat 3g,  Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 135mg;  Total Carbohydrate 34g  (Dietary Fiber 0g,  Sugars 24g);  Protein 1g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  0%;  Vitamin C  0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron  0%;
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 2


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, crumble cookie dough and add flour, kneading until well blended.
  2. On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-inch shape cookie cutters (round, square, triangle). On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Reroll dough and cut additional cookies.
  3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely. Meanwhile, separate frosting into 3 small bowls, and add gel food color; mix to desired colors. Frost and decorate cookies, using photo as a guide.

Recipe Tips

  • For a quick and easy version of these Wacky Monster Cookies, simply bake Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies as directed on package (makes 24 cookies). Frost and decorate as directed in recipe.
  • Don’t have shape cookie cutters? Kids’ cutting tools (washed), pizza cutter or a knife can be used to cut your own shapes.
  • Use your sense of humor and imagination when decorating.
  • Flat, square marshmallows designed for s’mores are ideal for cutting out eyes and horns, and may be found in your grocer’s baking aisle. Otherwise, use large and mini marshmallows. A kitchen scissors or small, round cutters, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, work great.