Freaky Frankenstein Cookies Recipe
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Freaky Frankenstein Cookies Recipe

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They're alive! Each year when the Halloween invites start coming my way, I create a little treat to bring. These cute cookies bring a lot of life to every party. —Philia Kelnhofer, West Allis, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • 24 Andes mint candies
  • Black and white jimmies
  • Decorating icing


  1. Mix cookie mix and flour. Stir in melted butter, egg, extracts and food coloring until blended.
  2. Loosely shape into a 6-in. long roll; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour. Unwrap roll; shape into a square-shaped log using waxed paper. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap log; cut crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Place one mint candy onto top of each square. Sprinkle with jimmies. Bake until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate faces as desired with icing. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Freaky Frankenstein Cookies in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p108

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