Monster Toes

October 2014 184Just in time for Halloween – Monster Toe cookies!  Super fun to make, and one recipe makes a lot (over 6 dozen).  The trick to making these cookies is to roll a sparse amount of dough, because they do spread, and I like for them to be proportionate to the peanut M&M.

Regardless of how big they are, they are delicious.  So get your little monsters in the kitchen and bake up some fun!

Monster Toes Adapted from Ghoulish Goodies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup smooth peanut butter (I use Skippy Natural)

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large package of peanut M&Ms

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment.  Set aside.

Using your beaters, cream the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and peanut butter together until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla – beat until combined.

Add the baking powder and salt.  Beat until combined.  Then beat in the 2 3/4 cups flour until it is completely incorporated.

Pinch off roughly a teaspoon of cookie dough and roll the dough in between your hands to make a ball, and then a cylinder, then place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Next, make lines in the dough with a fork tine (I use the side of the fork so I don’t squish the dough – you could also use a wood skewer).

Place a peanut M&M (word side down) on the end of the dough and taper the dough in around the M&M.  Then sprinkle the rest of the toe with chocolate jimmies.

Bake for 6 – 8 minutes.  Let cool completely before removing from parchment.

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