Monster Cookie Surprise

A perfectly spooky recipe your kids will love sinking their teeth into.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Pop Rocks, or similar sugared sparkling candy


  • Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Fold in cake mix. Divide batter equally into bowls for the amount of colors you’d like to use.
  • Add food coloring to each bowl and mix until combined.
  • Roll batter into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and pat down a bit.slightly. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add candy eyeballs and sprinkle with Pop Rocks or sugared candy crystals while cookies are still warm.