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Halloween Chocolate Monster Cookies

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Halloween Monster Cookies go something like this. My sweet little 2nd grader was home from school feeling a bit under the weather. He was well enough to bake cookies though! These are my sons version of Monster Cookies. And he is mighty happy to share them with you…

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins
 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
 1 1/2 cups date or coconut sugar
 1/4 cup cocoa powder
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Toppings
 hot fudge sauce or chocolate syrup
 candy corn, m&ms, gum drops & sprinkles to decorate with
1

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with two racks in the middle. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.

2

In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Cream together the butter, sugar, applesauce & vanilla with a stand mixer. Slowly add in the dry ingredients in 3 portions. Combine well until you have cookie dough.

3

Spoon large tablespoons of dough onto the pans. Leave about 1 inch around cookies, so they have room to spread. Bake 15-20 minutes or until just browned on the bottoms.

4

Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Place chocolate syrup where you want decorations & add the toppings to make monster faces.

Ingredients

 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
 1 1/2 cups date or coconut sugar
 1/4 cup cocoa powder
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Toppings
 hot fudge sauce or chocolate syrup
 candy corn, m&ms, gum drops & sprinkles to decorate with

Directions

1

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with two racks in the middle. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.

2

In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Cream together the butter, sugar, applesauce & vanilla with a stand mixer. Slowly add in the dry ingredients in 3 portions. Combine well until you have cookie dough.

3

Spoon large tablespoons of dough onto the pans. Leave about 1 inch around cookies, so they have room to spread. Bake 15-20 minutes or until just browned on the bottoms.

4

Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Place chocolate syrup where you want decorations & add the toppings to make monster faces.

Halloween Chocolate Monster Cookies

~ Marla Meridith

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