Starting with refrigerated, store-bought cookie dough, these cooky Frankenstein cookies are an easy Halloween baking project to whip up this year. That said, packaged cookie dough is made to spread, so if you’d rather your Frankenstein cookies have rectangular or otherwise shaped faces (as opposed to these round-faced cuties), you can use a classic cut-out cookie dough that will better hold its shape. Follow the same method for coloring the dough, and then simply cut it into the shapes you want (freehand or using rectangular cookie cutters). In the recipe below, we provided a suggested path for decorating your Frankenstein cookies, but definitely feel free to go about designing and decorating these tasty little monsters however you please. If you’d rather, you can bake the green cookies plain and decorate as you please using only icing pens once they have cooled. Keep in mind—it’s OK if they’re a little messy, they are monsters after all. 

Recipe by MyRecipes May 2017


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 15 mins
18-24 cookies (depending on how large you roll them)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place cookie dough in a medium mixing bowl; stir in drops of green food coloring until desired shade of green is reached. Roll cookies into even portions and freeze 30 minutes. 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Arrange the chilled dough portions at least 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes. Remove cookies from oven; carefully sprinkle chocolate sprinkles at the top of each cookie to create Frankenstein’s “hair.” Return cookies to oven, rotating the baking sheets as you do. Bake for another 7-9 minutes or until cookies begin to set around the edges. 

  • Remove from oven; immediately place 2 candy eyes and 2 pieces of candy corn on each cookie for Frankenstein’s “eyeballs” and “bolts” while cookies are still warm. Allow to cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. 

  • When cookies are completely cool, draw a mouth on each cookie and finish decorating as desired using the black icing pen.