Halloween Double Chocolate Monster Cookies

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would share how to turn an everyday double chocolate cookie from Karo® Corn Syrup into a party-ready, trick or treating delight. I know we are all pretty busy, but it doesn’t take much and doing just a little baking makes everyone that much happier. Given that, I’m sharing my simple Halloween cookie trick of adding royal icing eyes and a few orange and yellow chocolate covered candies for a festive finish to this classic double chocolate cookie. How easy is that?

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Of course, don’t limit yourself, beyond the Halloween theme you can also make these double chocolate cookie recipe for any upcoming holidays. With just a few turns of the wrist you can skin this cookie by  swapping out the chocolate covered candies for some colorful sprinkles and adding in 1 teaspoon of flavoring like peppermint extract for a holiday treat. Ingredients_Double Chocolate Monster Cookies | Bakers Royale

Speaking of holiday treats, this cookie is perfect for shipping. It’s soft and chewy, so you don’t have to worry about it crumbling in the mail. Here’s the secret to extra chewy cookies: Karo® Syrup—yep, it’s a must have for any baking pantry.

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Now that you are in the know about how to turn every day baking into holiday happiness, get baking and let’s spread some good cheer!

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*This is sponsored post in collaboration with Karo® Syrup as part of the “Bake a Little Extra Ambassadorship”.

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Halloween Double Chocolate Monster Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups candy-coated chocolate OR peanut butter pieces
  • 48 candy eyeballs


Preparation: Heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a second bowl, beat together sugar, butter, eggs, Karo® Dark Corn Syrup and Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract until well blended.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolates.

Drop a heaping tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets.  Lightly press down with the moistened heel of your hand.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until cookies are set but still soft.  Cool on pans for 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove to rack to finish cooling.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKirsty says

    I look forward to trying to make these. They would be great for any Halloween party :).
    Kirsty x

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAshley @ Wishes and Dishes says

    These are the cutest!! I can’t wait to try them out at my Halloween party this weekend. Kids will go crazy for these. Pinned!

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinsoncarrian says

    Ok, how perfect are those? And hooray for no crazy fondant work because heaven knows I cannot do that! haha

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says

    These are absolutely adorable!! Never mind the fact that they’re extra chocolaty (and peanut butter too?? swoon!), which is beyond perfect for a chocoholic like me! The only Halloween-themed cookies I ever got growing up were those bland sugar cookie ones shaped like jack-o-lanterns with orange sugar crystals from the grocery store bakery. I only ate about one of those, but I’d be tempted to hoard half the batch of these cute monsters!

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonRebecca says

    Love these, and I love the idea that you can swap the colours of the sweets so they’d fit with other holidays too! I want to try them but I can’t think of a corn syrup alternative- we don’t have it in the UK!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says

    Naomi these are adorable! I’m sure your boys are loving them! Have a fun Halloween!!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Frances says

    Haha this post put a huge smile on my face! Such adorable cookies! I’m sure they taste just as good as they look. Hope you had a scary and fun Halloween :)

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