One of our all time favorite cookies, a monster cookie is taken to epic proportions and baked in a skillet. With crisp edges and a chewy center ever piece has the best of both worlds. Rich fudge frosting and a cute spider web take it to the next level!
Something spooky is coming to town. Mwah-ha-ha! Well that is if you consider peanut butter, oatmeal, candy and fudge frosting spooky. I personally find each and every one of those things to be wonderful. In fact that lists a lot of my most favorite things.
But that skillet cookie foundation is a monster cookie and monsters are spooky, right? And that fudge frosting is topped with a sweet spider web and spider, so there’s that!
So if you are looking to celebrate Halloween with plenty of sweet (spooky) goodness I have you covered!
Let’s talk about this base for a minute. First, it’s a skillet cookie which I just love. A big thick cookie like that gives you the best of both worlds.
The edge gets a little crispy and the center stays perfectly soft and gooey. Plus it is a lot faster than making individual cookies.
I used a twelve inch skillet for this cookie. You could also use a tart pan or cake pan if you don’t have a skillet. You could also press the dough into a 9×13″ pan and cut them into bars if you’d rather.
To add to the goodness that naturally comes with skillet cookies, this one is a monster cookie! It just so happens that monster cookies are a favorite of everyone in my family. If there is a jar of fresh monster cookies around, hands are sure to be in it constantly!
Now monster cookies really don’t need icing, but this is #choctoberfest and I’m not one to let an opportunity to frost something go to waste. So I whipped up a batch of Marlene’s fudge frosting.
It’s super easy to make and you pour it on while it’s still warm so it practically spreads itself.
You can certainly stop there and have an amazing treat. But if you are looking to make it festive for Halloween it is super simple to add a spider web and big black spider. I’m no artist, so I’m sure you can do a better job than I did.
Serve up a slice and watch the looks go from spooked to satisfied. (Ok, maybe just from hungry to happy! 😉) Either way it is sure to be a hit!
If you love monster cookie inspired treats, we have tried a few other good ones you will enjoy. There are the no bake monster cookie bites that are super quick and easy to put together.
They would make an excellent after school snack. If you are looking for something fun and different to serve at a party, the monster cookie dip got RAVE reviews.
But be sure to invite folks over to help you eat it, because once you start it is hard to stop!
This week is all about chocolate goodness and I have a couple more fun ideas to share with you. What are your favorite chocolate recipes?
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon corn starch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate candies or chocolate chips (or a mix)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- white and black decorator icing for web and spider
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12-inch skillet, tart pan or cake pan. Alternatively, use a 9×13 pan.
- In your mixer or a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add the peanut butter and sugar and cream until fluffy.
- Stir in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla until incorporated.
- Stir in the baking powder, corn starch, salt and rolled oats.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and/or chocolate candies. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes (it may take a little less time in a thinner pan). The edges should be golden and the center should be just set.
- Allow to cool.
- Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over medium low heat.
- Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
- Allow the frosting to cool for 5-10 minutes and then spread over cooled cookie.
- After frosting has set, use decorator frosting to make a spider web and spider if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 8g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.