Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies
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Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies

Have some fun with these Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies, a gooey chocolate cookie made colorful with fruity candies, and made cute with vegan googly eyes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Halloween Monster Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 198kcal
Author Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter it's best not to use the natural, oily kind
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 starchy flax egg 1 T ground flax seed, 1 T cornstarch, 4 T water
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Skittles
  • 1 recipe Vegan Googly Eyes via Fork and Beans)

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the vegan butter with the peanut butter. Use a mixer and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugars and beat for another minute.
  • Add the vanilla and starchy flax egg. Stir into butter mixture. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flours, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Stir to combine. If the dough seems too crumbly at this point, add 1 tablespoon at a time (up to 4) of plant-based milk and stir to combine.
  • Add most of the chocolate chips, reserving ¼ cup for the final step.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonful (using a cookie dough dispenser helps make the cookies evenly sizeonto your prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each and press a little to flatten.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and place and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, melt the reserved ¼ cup of chocolate chips in microwave (for about 11 seconds, then stir), and using a butter knife or other utensil, place a dollop of melted chocolate on the cookie, followed by a Skittle. Do 3-4 per cookie, with different colors.I avoided using the red ones, to keep with more Halloween colors. Add two googly eyes to each cookie. You may want to get the back of each eye wet to help you press them into the cookie so they'll stay put. Alternatively, you could use a little bit of icing to achieve the same end.

Notes

1) I used rum flavoring in my googly eyes, for a fun twist. 2) Baking the Skittles in the cookie will result in a very crispy candy after it cools. Step #8 above resolves this.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.5mg