Dessert + Easy Healthy Recipes + Gluten Free + Snacks/Sweet Treats + Vegetarian

Halloween Cookie Monsters

30 October 2019
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This is no trick: these cookie monsters are the perfect treat to whip up with Halloween only days away. This Thursday, I’ll be sporting my spooky costume, and making a batch of these delicious cookies to hand out to any trick-or-treaters. Boo!


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  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  •  ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 50g dark chocolate chunks
  • Candy eyes


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, buckwheat flour, baking powder and sea salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk the egg, maple syrup and olive oil until combined. Add in the melted dark chocolate and whisk again.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in the dark chocolate chunks. The mixture will be slightly sticky. 
  5. Use slightly damp hands to roll golf ball-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray. Place in the oven and bake for 12–15 minutes, until the cookies are golden around the edges. They will continue to harden on the tray.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and while still warm, press the candy eyes into the cookies.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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