Monster brain cookies

Monster brain cookies can be a cute idea to celebrate Halloween with your kids, it needs no time to prepare them. They are truly horrifying. Trick or treat?

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Rest time30 Minutes
  • Cooking time20 Minutes
  • ServingMakes about 20/22 small cookies
  • Cooking methodElectric oven
  • CuisineAmerican


  • 2 cupsflour
  • 2eggs
  • 1/4 cuplactose-free butter (or coconut oil)
  • q.s.cinnamon flavouring
  • 2/3 teaspoonsugar
  • 1 pinchsalt
  • q.s.jam (cherries’jam or raspberry jam )

Preparation of Monster brain cookies:

  1. Halloween-brain-cookies

  2. Pour the flour on the table, add flaky soft butter or coconut oil, add the eggs, the pinch of salt and start working the dough until it absorbs all the flour.

  3. Now add the sugar, so you will get a slightly grainy effect to the dough.

  4. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

  5. Take the dough and remove many equal pieces, fold them in half and make a sort of brain, as you can see in the photo.

  6. Help yourself with a knife or a spoon handle to form the middle of the brain.

    Brush with cherry jam and then bake the biscuits in a static oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes.

  7. Once brain cookies are cooked, they keep for 3 days in a tin container.

  8. A tip: To get terrifying Halloween cookies, before serving, brush the biscuits again with more jam to increase the intensity of the color.

  9. If you don’t have cherry jam, you can try another type of jam or apricot or peach jam and add cocoa or red food coloring, until you get the desired color.

  10. Monster brain cookies -photographic passages

    Do you want to give an even more frightening effect? Form long rolls of dough, and then lay them on top of each other until they form half the brain. Form another one and attach it to the previous one. Press lightly with your hands and then brush with jam and cook.

  11. Other version:

    With this recipe you can also make a small tart filled with jam and with the face of Jack-o’-lantern on it, your children will appreciate it very much.

  12. For the filling you can also use pumpkin previously cooked in the oven, then mashed with a fork and finally mixed with the cherry jam, really delicious.

    What do you think of the idea?

    In my opinion your children will love it, and not only… Even the grown-ups!

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