Just 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
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.