Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies

Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies

Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies

Prep Time : 30 min

Prep Time : 10 min

Total Time : ,

Servings :24.


  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter (1 cup) room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Dark Cocoa Powder (such as Hershey’s Special Dark®)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant Espresso Powder (optional)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/4 cups Orange Colored M&M’s® (or other orange candy coated chocolate candies)


  • I like to use my stand mixer for this recipe as the dough gets very thick.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder, if using. Mix together well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • add the dark chocolate chips and mix them in.
  • Add the M&M’s® and mix them in gently so they don’t break. If a few break that’s fine.
  • Line 2 cookie baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Use a 2 Tbsp ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets. Don’t press them down, just leave them like that. Make 3 rows of 4. You should get 24 cookies.
  • If you need to, gently press extra M&M’s onto the cookies before baking so that bright orange candy shows!
  • Bake in a 350° (F) oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are done/firm around the edges when pressed. They will still be soft in the middle and just a little puffed up.
  • Remove from oven and cool cookies in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.