Food Network Kitchen’s Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: About 2 dozen
These cookies are monster sized and monster themed, making them perfect treats for your Halloween party. They bake up crispy on the edges and chewy inside. Feel free to vary the sprinkles and add some non pareils to the mix. Candy eyeballs come in various sizes so play around to see which combo you like best – we happen to think one medium and one large makes the monster look delightfully deranged.



  1. Position an oven rack in the top and bottom and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and granulated sugar with the butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well to combine, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed to combine, scraping the bowl down once to make sure it is mixed well, about 1 minute. Add the oats, candy-coated chocolates, chocolate chips, half of the sprinkles and the pecans if using. Mix on low speed just to combine, about 30 seconds. 
  3. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup sprinkles in a small bowl. Using a 1/4-cup (2-ounce) ice cream scoop or dry measuring cup, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of dough, roll into a ball and flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand. Press the top of the ball in the sprinkles. Place 6 balls of dough on each baking sheet. Arrange 2 eyeballs on each dough ball. (Refrigerate the remaining dough while you bake this batch.) 
  4. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until the edges are crisp and golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove the pans to wire racks to cool slightly, then transfer the cookies to the racks to cool completely. Allow the baking sheets to cool and then repeat with the remaining dough.