Cookie Monster Cupcakes

If you know me well, you know that I am basically a five year old kid trapped in a twentysomething year old body. And here is the proof. I made Cookie Monster cupcakes! He was always my favorite character on Sesame Street.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Print Recipe

1 box cake mix (I used white cake, but you can use whatever you’d like)
12-15 Chips Ahoy cookies
24-36 chocolate chips
24-36 vanilla candy melts
1 tub vanilla frosting (or you can make your own buttercream from scratch if you’d like)
Blue decorating sugar

1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions and cool on a wire rack.
2. Dye the vanilla frosting blue and frost the cupcakes. Dip each frosted cupcake into the blue sprinkles and coat with sprinkles.
3. “Glue” two vanilla candy melts onto each cupcake using extra vanilla frosting. “Glue” two chocolate chips on top of each candy melt – and get creative – make some of them cross-eyed!
4. Cut the chocolate chip cookies in half and press into each cupcake. You can also be creative with this step, too. Break up some of the cookies into bits or make them different sizes, as to make each monster unique.

Makes about 24 cupcakes.

  • Jean - June 23, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Let me just say, Diego would go nuts for these!!! He has a Cookie Monster stuffed animal that he absolutely adores. Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - June 23, 2010 - 11:26 am

    When is the kiddo’s first birthday party going to be??? ;) If I’m around, I’ll make a batch for you guys!ReplyCancel

    • Jean - June 25, 2010 - 9:53 am

      That would be fantastic – thank you for offering! Well, the official date is 8/19 but I’m not sure when or if we’re going to have a big blow-out party. Maybe just the grandparents in Milwaukee. Will let you know.ReplyCancel

      • Annie - June 27, 2010 - 4:12 pm

        Sounds good!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - September 20, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    These are awesome. I made some and they were a hit. thanks so much for the sweet idea. Keep up the awesome workReplyCancel

  • Annie - September 20, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    Thank you, Kelli! I’m so glad that they worked out well for you :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - November 11, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    I’ve got these on my calendar for Elsa’s 4 yr party…what are candy melts???ReplyCancel

  • Annie - November 11, 2010 - 11:51 pm

    Vicki – Candy melts are basically just discs of a melt-able candy substance. I’ve seen them sold in the baking section of Michael’s Crafts, Hobby Lobby, and Vanilla Bean (a specialty baking store in Madison… on Odana near the mall).

    Here’s more info from Wilton:

    Let me know if you have any other questions!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Hewlett - April 8, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Oh my goodness, I saw a “knockoff” of these this morning on another blog using food-dyed coconut. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the thought of my mother in law with blue dyed teeth from biting into the coconut….but i wont…do it…I think…
    Seriously though, thank you! thank you! thank you! for the AWESOME idea for a cookie monster cupcake with out blue teeth side effects! Now looking for Elmo….ReplyCancel

  • Annie - April 8, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Haha :) I’m glad you liked the cupcakes! You could make Elmo cupcakes in a similar way, just use red sprinkles instead of blue — and maybe Oreo cookies (without the filling) for the mouth.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Wilde - May 13, 2011 - 8:36 am

    These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! We’re doing a “Monster” themed birthday party for my son’s first birthday, and these are going to be amazing! What a clever idea! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - October 2, 2011 - 11:42 am

    I’ve recently found your website and Anne, your are an AMAZING chef! All your recipes look so tasty, I can’t wait to try some out. These cupcakes are ADORABLE and I’ve promised myself to make them for my two young nephews. :-) Thanks for all the inspiration & keep up the cooking!ReplyCancel

  • shelley - October 18, 2011 - 6:40 pm
  • Theresa - December 11, 2011 - 11:21 am

    These are too cute! I always call my hubby a cookie monster, so maybe these will be his next birthday (cup)cake! :)ReplyCancel

    • Annie - December 11, 2011 - 3:26 pm

      thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth James - December 22, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    OMG , this looks sooo fun to try out !!!
    i only have one question thoughh , how do i dye the vanilla frosting blue?? im sorry, im pretty new to baking, especially cupcakes!ReplyCancel

    • Annie - December 22, 2011 - 11:12 pm

      Food coloring. You can find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store. :)ReplyCancel

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