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Move over Sesame Street, there’s a new Cookie Monster in town, and his name is Cupcake!? These delicious Cookie Monster cupcake treats are sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

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With their chocolate cupcake base and fluffy frosting, they’re irresistible!

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We all know that the Cookie Monster is a loveable character who just can’t resist cookies.

But what would happen if we turned this lovable creature into a delicious cupcake? We decided to find out, and the results were amazing!

These adorable Cookie Monster cupcakes are perfect for parties or any other special occasion. Plus, they’re sure to please both children and adults alike. 

Here is my fun and easy-to-make recipe for Cookie Monster Cupcakes.

Why This Cute Cupcake Is A Must-Try

These colorful Cookie Monster cupcakes are super easy to make and do not require many ingredients or special tools.

You can make it into any shape or size of cupcake you want; just use a cookie cutter or a cupcake mold if you have one available.

The kids will love helping you make these and then eating them once they are done.

How To Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes - tip 233

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Ingredients

Blue Cookie Monster Frosting

  • Unsalted Butter: Unsalted- butter helps to give the frosting more of a buttery flavor because it helps in making the frosting smoother.
  • Vegetable Shortening: The vegetable shortening will help make your cupcakes frosting easy to spread on the cupcake and give you the perfect look you want in your cupcakes.
  • Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar helps in making a smooth texture for the frosting.
  • Milk or Coffee Creamer: The secret to making delicious frosting is to add milk or coffee creamer. The liquid will help thin out the frosting so it can be spread quickly over the top of the cupcakes.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla adds a light, sweet flavor that pairs well with chocolate and cream frostings.
  • Electric Blue Americolor Gel Color: 1 -2 drops of Electric blue gel food coloring will give your cupcakes a cool blue shade that will impress everyone who sees them.
  • Royal Blue Chef Masters Gel Color: You can add 2-4 drops of royal blue food coloring to your cream frosting to make a bright shade of blue.

Tools Needed To Prepare Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Ingredient Additions & Substitutions

Unsalted Butter

If you don’t have unsalted butter or don’t want to buy it, it’s fine to use salted butter. Just omit 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the recipe.

Milk Creamer

If you don’t have milk creamer, substitute it with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a measuring cup. Then add enough milk and water to make 1 cup total. Let it sit for 5 minutes before adding to the batter.

Powdered Sugar

You may use brown sugar instead of 3 cups of powder sugar. The flavor of brown sugar is more complex than white, so it will give your cupcakes a deeper, richer taste.

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How to Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes (Step by Step)

Ingredients

Blue Cookie Monster Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk or coffee creamer
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 drop electric blue Americolor gel color
  • 2 drops royal blue Chef Masters gel color

Equipment & Supplies

  • Medium-large bowl
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Piping Bags
  • Wilton Piping Tips 233 or 16
  • Couplers
  • Blue Frosting
  • Pre-baked Cupcakes
  • Large Candy eyeballs
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie

Instructions

Blue Cookie Monster Frosting (Preparation)

STEP 1: Add butter and shortening to a mixing bowl.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 1

STEP 2: Mix until smooth.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 2

STEP 3: Add one cup of powdered sugar and vanilla.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 3

STEP 4: Mix until fully combined, starting with a low speed and then increasing to medium speed.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 4

STEP 5: Add in the remaining two cups of powdered sugar and the 2 tbsp of liquid and the gel food coloring.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 5

STEP 6: Mix starting on low and slowly increase the speed to high.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 6-7

STEP 7: Beat for 2-3 mins.

STEP 8: Use a spoon to test the silkiness of the frosting. If the frosting is not smooth, add in one more tbsp liquid, then beat on medium-high for 4-5 more mins creating a fluffy and easy-to-pipe frosting.

Blue Cookie Monster Cupcakes - Step 8

Cookie Monster Cupcakes (Decoration)

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Tutorial - ingredients

Instructions for tip 233

STEP 1: Fit a piping bag with a coupler and tip 233.

STEP 2: The top of this tip has tiny holes which will mimic “grass.”

STEP 3: Before piping on the cupcake, pipe on a paper towel or piece of parchment.

STEP 4: Apply quick spurts of pressure to create small patches of “grass” or in this case “fur.”

STEP 5: Apply a quick spurt of pressure and pull up as you release pressure for longer fur.

How to decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes - wilton tip 233

STEP 6: Squeeze in a continuous pattern all over to create “messy fur.”

STEP 7: Once you have picked your desired look, apply that method to the top of the cupcakes.

STEP 8: Step 1 or 2 will actually look the best, but step 3 usually is the fastest.

STEP 9: Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Tutorial - wilton tip 233

Instructions For Tip 16

STEP 1: Fit a piping bag first with a coupler and then add a Wilton tip 16.

STEP 2: Add in about 2 spoonfuls of frosting (half the bag) and twist off the top.

STEP 3: Hold the bag at a 90-degree angle-do not try to pipe this with the bag tilted.

STEP 4: You will be piping stars all over the top of the cupcake.

how to decorate cookie monster cupcake

For the BEST result follow this pattern:

STEP 1: Squeeze -stop squeezing-release

STEP 2: This will allow you to prevent a “tail” of icing on your cupcakes. Small, quick, squeezes of frosting will create small stars on the surface of the cupcake.

STEP 3: Keep them close together, filling in any gaps, this will mimic fur.

STEP 4: Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.

How Can I Tell When They Are Done?

You can check by inserting a toothpick or wooden skewer into the center of one of the cupcakes; if there is still batter on it when you pull it out, bake them for another five minutes or so and check again until there is no batter on your toothpick or skewer.

How Do You Make Cookie Monster Frosting?

The cookie monster frosting is made from scratch with just two ingredients (butter and powdered sugar). You can use a stand or hand mixer to whip up the frosting in no time.

If you want something a little fancier, you can add some sprinkles or other colorful decorations on top of your cupcakes.

how to do the frosting for cookie monster cupcakes

How To Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes

To decorate your cupcakes, grab some blue frosting and put it into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip (or a grass piping tip).

Simply pipe stars all over your cupcake to make blue color Cookie Monster’s and add two large candy eyes, or you may also place candy melt eyes on top of the frosted cupcake.

And finally, make a cookie mouth by adding your favorite chocolate chip cookie on top.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to turn your favorite animals into sweet treats, you should also check out this blog post on how to make lion cupcakes.

Not only are they delicious, but they’re also a fun way to get creative in the kitchen!

What To Serve Cookie Monster Cupcakes Recipe With?

  • You could serve them with whipped cream or marshmallow cream for a delicious combo.
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to these tasty cupcakes.
  • For a special treat, you may also serve these yummy treats with a chocolate fudge brownie sundae.
Tips About Making the Cookie Monster Cupcakes Recipe - Wilton tip 233

Tips About Making the Cookie Monster Cupcakes Recipe 

  • Make sure you use a large bowl to make the cookie dough. Most people make this mistake, and then they have to use another bowl to add the rest of the ingredients. That is not fun at all.
  • You can always add more chocolate chips or M&Ms if you want more flavor in your adorable Cookie Monsters cupcakes.
  • If you’re going to try something new, then why not try adding some crushed pretzels or nuts on top of your icing? You will find that these add an entirely unique flavor to your cupcakes, and they look fantastic too.
  • Ensure that you are using gel food coloring instead of liquid food coloring and always make sure to line the cupcake tins with the blue cupcake liner or paper liners first.

How To Store Cookie Monster Cupcakes?

Cookie Monster Cupcakes must be stored in a covered airtight container.

You can also make your storage container using an empty cereal box and some tape or purchase one from a craft store.

These cupcakes will last for up to 3 days when stored properly. If you have any leftovers, store them in the fridge and eat them within two days.

cookie monster cupcake - tip 16

What’s the Secret to Moist Cupcakes?

Fat is what makes cakes and cupcakes moist and tender. It keeps them from drying out and crumbling when you try to cut or bite into them. 

Fat is a miracle substance. When it’s added to flour and sugar along with 1 tsp baking powder when making a cake or cupcake batter, it prevents air pockets from forming as the batter bakes.

This help keep your finished product soft and tender instead of dry and crumbly. Other good options include sour cream and yogurt because of how dense they are.

Can I Use a Boxed Cake Mix for This Recipe?

Yes, you can use a boxed cake mix for this recipe. If you are using a box of chocolate cake mix, all you need to do is follow the box’s directions and add the topping after it has cooled.

The topping is very easy to make but takes some time, so if you want to save time and effort, use a boxed cake mix instead of making it from scratch.

What’s the Secret to Moist Cupcakes

Do Cupcakes and Cake Taste Different? 

The answer is no; they don’t taste different. The main difference between cupcakes and cake is that one is baked in a cup while the other is baked in a pan or tin.

The frosting for a typical cake will be much thicker than that on an ordinary cupcake.

But again, this has nothing to do with the actual taste of either product; it’s just about how much moisture can be absorbed by each before crumbling or dripping off of it.

What Is a Good Flavor for Cupcakes?

The answer depends on what you’re looking for. If you want a cupcake that tastes great and is pretty easy to make, try basic vanilla or chocolate cupcake.

You can use any recipe you like for these, and they’re great for kids’ birthday parties or a sesame street party.

Try making red velvet or carrot cake cupcakes if you want something more unusual and exotic. Alternatively, if you want something vibrant and decadent, try making chocolate truffle cupcakes or peanut butter cupcakes.

does cookie monster eat cupcakes

How Long to Bake Cupcakes at 350?

The typical baking time for cupcakes is 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Most baked cupcake recipes will include instructions on how long to bake them. The oven size may also affect how long you need to bake cupcakes.

FAQ About Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Does cookie monster eat cupcakes?

Yes, Cookie Monster has been seen enjoying plenty of cupcakes over the years.

What tip do you use to make cookie monster cupcakes?

Use a Wilton 1M tip to make cookie monster cupcakes. The tip is perfect because it gives the cupcake a large, rounded shape, making the cookie monster look like he’s sitting on the edge of the cupcake.

What can I use If I can’t find edible eyes?

If you can’t find edible eyes, you can use chocolate chips or blueberries instead.

How many calories is a cupcake?

A cupcake is usually around 178 calories, but it can vary depending on the type of frosting and cake used.

Can dogs eat cupcakes?

Yes, dogs can eat cupcakes. In fact, they can eat pretty much any food you give them. But don’t feed them too many cupcakes, or else they might get a tummy ache.

cookie monster cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes Tutorial

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Move over Sesame Street, there's a new Cookie Monster in town, and his name is Cupcake!😜 These delicious Cookie Monster cupcake treats are sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. With their chocolate cupcake base and fluffy frosting, they're irresistible!

Instructions

Blue Cookie Monster Frosting (Preparation)

  1. Add butter and shortening to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth
  3. Add in one cup of powdered sugar and vanilla.
  4. Mix until fully combined, starting with a low speed and then increasing to medium speed.
  5. Add in the remaining two cups of powdered sugar and the 2 tbsp of liquid and the gel food coloring
  6. Mix starting on low and slowly increase the speed to high.
  7. Beat for 2-3 mins.
  8. Use a spoon to test the silkiness of the frosting. If the frosting is not smooth, add in one more tbsp liquid, then beat on medium-high for 4-5 more mins creating a fluffy and easy-to-pipe frosting.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes (Decoration)

Instructions for tip 233

  1. Fit a piping bag with a coupler and tip 233.
  2. The top of this tip has tiny holes which will mimic "grass."
  3. Before piping on the cupcake, pipe on a paper towel or piece of parchment.
  4. Option 1: Apply quick spurts of pressure to create small patches of "grass" or in this case "fur."
  5. Option 2: Apply a quick spurt of pressure and pull up as you release pressure for longer fur.
  6. Option 3: Squeeze in a continuous pattern all over to create "messy fur."
  7. Once you have picked your desired look, apply that method to the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Option 1 or 2 will actually look the best, but option 3 usually is the fastest.
  9. Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.

Instructions for tip 16

  1. Fit a piping bag first with a coupler and then add a Wilton tip 16.
  2. Add in about 2 spoonfuls of frosting (half the bag) and twist off the top.
  3. Hold the bag at a 90-degree angle-do not try to pipe this with the bag tilted.
  4. You will be piping stars all over the top of the cupcake.
  5. For the BEST result follow this pattern:
  6. Squeeze -stop squeezing-release
  7. This will allow you to prevent a "tail" of icing on your cupcakes.
  8. Small, quick, squeezes of frosting will create small stars on the surface of the cupcake.
  9. Keep them close together, filling in any gaps, this will mimic fur.
  10. Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.

Notes

  • If working with kids, using tip 16 is going to be easiest for little hands. If working with older kids/tweens or teens, then the grass tip work.
  • The grass tip is our preference for Sesame Characters as it most closely resembles "fur" but the tip 16 is a close second.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.

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Conclusion

All in all, making these cute monster cookie cupcakes at home only using a few ingredients is possible.

These cupcakes would be a hit for any birthday party for kids that are obsessed with the famous Sesame Street character.

cookie monster cupcake

One thing I love about these fun cupcakes is that they give you the best of both worlds: cookies and cake.

With their bright blue frosting and cute sugar eyes, these treats will not be forgotten quickly. Happy baking!

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