C is for Cookie…Monster! While planning for Juliana’s Sesame Street first birthday party, I knew that I wanted to Cookie Monster to be incorporated in a big way. Elmo may have been the star of the show, but Cookie Monster isn’t too far behind! What better way to showcase the big, blue monster than by making these adorably yummy Cookie Monster cupcakes?
Now, don’t come at me with the pitchforks, but since I was running low on time, I had to use box mix for these cupcakes. If you’re anti-box mix, feel free to use your favorite (cup)cake recipe in it’s place. You can use any flavor – yellow, chocolate, strawberry, funfetti. The choice is all yours. The important part is what’s on TOP of the cupcake!
These cupcakes are incredibly easy to make and decorate! Simply follow the directions on the back of your favorite box mix (or make your own).
Be sure to let the cupcakes cool down first before frosting them. Once they’re all cooled, scoop out white frosting into a bowl and squeeze 3-4 droplets of blue food coloring, then mix until color is evenly distributed. You may have to add an extra droplet or two to achieve the perfect blue.
After you’ve frosted the cupcakes with pretty blue frosting, the fun part begins! Break a chewy chocolate chip cookie in half and gently nuzzle it into the cupcake, as if Cookie Monster is actually in mid-bite!
If you’re really wanting to be an overachiever with these Cookie Monster cupcakes, you can buy edible googly eyes to put above the cookie. We didn’t find any at either Walmart, Target or Kroger. You figure they’d be around due to Halloween being right around the corner but whatevs.
- 2 cake box mixes
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- 2 white frosting tubs
- Blue food coloring
- Chewy chocolate chip cookies
- Follow the directions on your favorite cake box mix.
- Let cool before frosting.
- Scoop white frosting into a bowl and squeeze 3-4 droplets. Mix until color is evenly distributed.
- Frost cupcakes.
- Break the chocolate chip cookies in half and gently nuzzle into each cupcake.