Monster Cookies: Recipe

In my story THE LULLABY MONSTERS, cookies are something the monsters absolutely love. So what kind of cookies do you bake to please a monster? Monster Cookies of course!

Here’s my recipe for Monster Cookies that’s sure to please any little monster running around your home.

Recipe for Monster Cookies
*note: I have tested and tweaked this recipe and it is awesome!

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 – 3/4 cup candy coated chocolate pieces

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Step 2

In a very large bowl, cream together the margarine, butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and rolled oats; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Step 3

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. If you like chewy cookies, take them out before they look done.

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Three Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and can hardly believe there’s only 3 more days until The Lullaby Monsters, my new early chapter book/picture book hybrid is out in the world. I hope you are enjoying meeting the characters one by one. Starting on June 30th, the book’s birthday, there will be a giveaway to celebrate so be sure and stop by here to enter and win 3 great new children’s books for summer reading.

Meet Flon!

  • Name: Flon (means gift of God)
  • Age: 5.5
  • Birthplace: Lullaby Town
  • Hobby: Collecting Comic Books
  • Greatest Fear: Scraped Knees
  • Favorite Food: Monster Pie
  • Favorite Lullaby: Hush Little Monster

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 2020

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Six Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and I am so stoked that there’s only 6 days to go until the release of THE LULLABY MONSTERS, my picture book/early chapter book hybrid. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting all the characters including each and every one of the cute little monsters on the cover!

Meet Jazz!

  • Name: Jazz (means vitality)
  • Age: 2.5 years
  • Birthplace: Monster-ville
  • Hobby: Playing Kazoo
  • Greatest Fear: Wasp stings
  • Favorite Food: Jelly Sandwiches
  • Favorite Lullaby: Rock-a-bye Monster

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 2020

If you stop by the blog on June 30th, that’s when my giveaway begins! I will be giving away a copy of the book, some book swag PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!

Thanks for reading! You are welcome here any time. Have a wonderful day!

Eight Days until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and thrilled to begin our 8 day countdown to the book release of THE LULLABY MONSTERS, my early chapter book/picture book hybrid for children 5-8 years illustrated by Paula Nasmith. We’re going to meet each character one at a time as we count down to the book birthday and I share their back story with you. Yay!!

Meet Gunther! Here are some fun facts about Gunther…

  • Name: Gunther means ‘warrior’
  • Age: 7.5 years
  • Birthplace: Starry-ville
  • Hobby: Opera singer
  • Greatest fear: Stormy nights
  • Favorite Food: Ice Scream
  • Favorite Lullaby: Baa Baa Purple Sheep

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 2020

And if you return to the blog on June 30th, book release day, you get a chance to enter to win a copy of the book, some awesome book swag, PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment. You are welcome back any time!

The Lullaby Monsters: Book Swag

I’m excited to tell you, I’ve been working on some other manuscripts while waiting for the final edits and book design for The Lullaby Monsters, a night time adventure about facing fears with Kelsey, Thomas and a bunch of cute monsters. This will appeal to 5-8 year olds and is divided into short chapters for beginning readers.

Today, I decided to do something fun; create some book swag for my readers! With the gorgeous artwork of Paula Nasmith, I’ve created some adorable stickers and book plates to go along with the book. And I’m giving you a preview right here, right now! Check it out…

Book plate sticker
Book plate sticker

I can’t wait for this book to be ready! We’re hoping for May or June. When it comes out I’ll be happily sending out books and stickers. I have a bunch more character stickers that I will reveal closer to the release date. Sign up for my newsletter and learn more.

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The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

In this night time adventure, big sister Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with¬†lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure¬†she can help, especially since monsters are the¬†one thing she fears.¬†¬†When Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen, Kelsey must face her monstrous fear and in doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are¬†a lot like¬†Thomas.

The Lullaby Monsters are Coming in March 2020!

After a delay in the cover design, we now have The Lullaby Monsters nearly ready for publication, thanks to Paula Nasmith.

Would you like an advance review copy? Contact us to learn how to receive one.

authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com