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The best Halloween dessert are these Chocolate Monster Cookies made with homemade candy googly eyes, perfect chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate ganache.
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Chocolate Monster Cookies

Chocolate Monster Cookies are the best Halloween cookies because they're made with candy googly eyes, chewy chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate ganache.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 Monster cookies
Calories 261kcal

Ingredients

Link to make Candy Googly Eyes

    Link to make perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

      ganache:

      • 1 1/2 cups chocolate coarsely chopped (I used 60% Ghirardhelli)
      • 1 cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature

      Also needed:

      • one jumbo marshmallow for teeth

      Instructions

      The day before, make your candy googly eyes. They require at least 24 hours to fully dry, but once you make them they last for weeks so you'll be set for the season.

        On the day you plan on making your monster cookies, make the chocolate chip cookies. My recipe for faithful chocolate chip cookies is the best you'll find.

          how to make the ganache:

          • Place coarsely chopped chocolate in a medium sized heat safe bowl and set aside.
          • In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the heavy cream to a boil. You just want to get it to the point of a boil and then remove it from the heat as soon as it does.
          • Pour the scalded heavy cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2-3 minutes undisturbed until chocolate has softened.
          • Slowly whisk the mixture until smooth and add the room temperature butter. Whisk until butter is melted and incorporated.
          • Either add ganache to pastry bag or place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ganache and allow to cool at room temperature for 2-4 hours.

          To assemble monster cookies:

          • Match cookie pairs according to size. Put the first cookie face down. Pipe on some ganache, making it thicker on one side. Place top cookie on ganache and press down on only one side to give the illusion of an open mouth.
          • Use additional ganache on top to make your eyes stick.
          • Cut out small teeth from the marshmallow. Get creative!
          • Store in an airtight container if not eaten right away.

          Notes

          Yields 9 cookies

          Nutrition

          Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg