Cookie Monster Cupcakes

These cute cookie monster cupcakes would be perfect at a Sesame Street birthday party! They are made from scratch BUT this recipe is super fun and easy to make.

Your own little cookie monsters will be ecstatic over these cupcakes. The kids had a blast taking the cookies out of his mouth and going, “Me want cookie!” No one can resist smiling when these funny cupcakes are around. This treat would go great with our easy to make cookie monster ice cream.

Cookie Monster Cupcake Beside Bottle of Milk

Cookie Monster Cupcake Beside Bottle of Milk

Ingredients Needed for these Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Blue Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 4+ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • blue gel food coloring (don’t use liquid food coloring)

Monster Cookie Face Ingredients:

  • 2 large candy eyes
  • 1 chocolate chip cookie

(Full recipe at the end of the post)

photo collage showing steps of how to make cookie monster cupcakes

How to Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Don’t let these cupcakes intimidate you. It’s simple to DIY at home with these step-by-step instructions.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and add paper baking cups to the cupcake pan. Black or blue are great colors for this recipe.

Mix all the dry ingredients like the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Pour them into the bowl that has the dry ingredients.

Mix all together until fully combined. Beat for 3 minutes on medium. Slowly add boiling water, only starting with a small amount then pouring in the rest. It’s okay if the batter is a little runny.

Scoop the batter into the lined baking cups until 3/4 filled. You want to make sure you have enough batter to get a nice dome at the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

When the timer goes off, remove cupcakes from the oven and use a toothpick to check if they’re done. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes.

Carefully take them all out of the cupcake pan and place the cupcakes on a wire rack until completely cooled. If you try to decorate too soon, things will get messy fast.

dozen cookie monster cupcakes being decorated

dozen cookie monster cupcakes being decorated

How to Decorate

Now on to the fun part — decorating!

For the buttercream frosting, cream the butter and powdered sugar by mixing the soft butter and sugar until it looks light and creamy. It should look like a fluffy, light yellowy mix.

Add the heavy whipping cream. If it’s doesn’t cream, add several drops of heavy whipping cream until it’s creamed properly. Don’t over mix because you want to create air pockets in the dough.

Add just a small amount of gel food coloring to get that royal blue color.

Check to see if the frosting can hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon, it’s ready. If not, then add more powdered sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time. Mix well.

When the frosting is ready, scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip. Push the frosting to the tip by twisting the open end of the pastry bag.

As you get ready to frost, hold the bag straight up and down and start frosting the cupcake straight up and down. Next, place the candy eyes. I like to put one of the eyes higher to make him look googly eyed, just like cookie monster’s signature look.

For his mouth, break or cut a chocolate chip cookie in half. You can make a batch of cookies from scratch or buy some.

Stick it right into the frosting, as though the cookie is sticking out of his mouth. If it doesn’t stay, you may have to use a sharp knife to make a cut in the middle of the cupcake and wedge in the cookie. And look at that — you nailed it.

three cookie monster cupcakes

three cookie monster cupcakes

I’d say a cupcake eating a cookie is the best kind of cupcake. Mr. Cookie Monster would approve. Be sure to do your best impression of Cookie before you gobble him up.

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Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Blue Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • blue gel food coloring

Monster Cookie Face

Ingredients:

  • 2 large candy eyes
  • 1 chocolate chip cookie

Cupcake Directions:

  • Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.

  • Add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.

  • Mix all together until fully incorporated.

  • Beat for 3 minutes on medium.

  • Slowly add the boiling water, starting with a small amount then pouring in the remaining boiling water.

  • The batter may be a little runny.

  • Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4 filled.

  • 10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  • 11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  • 12. Take out of the cupcake pan placing on a wire rack until completely cooled.

Frosting Directions:

  • Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.

  • If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.

  • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….

  • Add more powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Mix well.

  • When ready, scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.

  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.

  • Holding the bag straight up and down, frost the cupcake straight up and down.

Directions:

  • Place 2 large candy eyes on top of the frosted cupcake.

  • Cut the chocolate chip cookie in half.

  • Stick the cookie in the middle of the frosted cupcake as though it is sticking out of his mouth.

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