Monster Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Tags

Monster Sugar Cookies

These monster sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and candy eyes! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift or treat for Halloween this year.

These Halloween sugar cookies are fun to make for a party or to bring to your next event! I love creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

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Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. You will need simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Monster Sugar Cookies

Seriously, how fun are these monster sugar cookies?! I love how colorful they are and simple to make with just royal icing and candy eyes.

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Monster Sugar Cookies

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness on the floured surface.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 60 2″ monster shaped cookies.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need green, blue and orange royal icing that has been tinted with food coloring.

Easy Royal Icing Recipe Process

Royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.

I prefer to use icing bottles over a piping bag because I find them easier to handle. Here I have our different colors of icing ready in each bottle.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

These instructions will show you how to decorate monster cookies like these ones. The sky is the limit though, have fun with this process!

How to decorate monster sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: various sized candy eyes.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

1. Outline each shape with a line of colored icing.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

2. Flood the center of the cookie with icing.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

3. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into spots that may be left and pop any air bubbles.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

4. Add several drops of icing to each cookie.

Monster Sugar Cookie Process

5. Add eyes to the dots of icing.

Monster Sugar Cookies

These are far easier to create than most sugar cookies because you don’t need to use a lot of piping work. And seriously, how adorable are they?!

Monster Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and packaged up with a bit of twine.

Monster Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! These easy monster sugar cookies make a delicious treat!

Monster Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

Be sure to check out all of the fun sugar cookie ideas on the blog! For more monster inspiration check out these monster rice krispie pops and fun monster cupcakes.

Monster Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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Monster Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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Monster Sugar Cookies

Monster Sugar Cookies

Yield: 60
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

These monster sugar cookies are quick, easy and fun to make with royal icing and candy eyes! Grab the free printable tag to make a darling gift or treat for Halloween this year.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate each cookie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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Totally cute! But I`m with you on the work factor though. I`m a mix, plop, bake and go girl too.
But these eyeballs are worth it!