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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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Cookie Monster is one of the least scary childhood monsters. Lots of kids like to identify with him! I think I might even be related to him myself! Whether you’re hosting a Sesame Street themed birthday party and needing a dessert table idea or just pleasing your kids, Cookie Monster is the guy to invite.  This likeness includes cupcakes and cookies so you’ll get twice the smiles.


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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

Cupcake Directions:

1. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
4. Add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
5. Mix all together until fully incorporated.
6. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
7. Slowly add the boiling water, starting with a small amount then pouring in the remaining boiling water.
8. The batter may be a little runny.
9. 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.

Blue Frosting Ingredients: 

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

Frosting Directions: 

1. Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.
2. If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
3. 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….
4. Add more powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Mix well.
5. When ready, scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
6. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
7. Holding the bag straight up and down, frost the cupcake straight up and down.

Monster Cookie Face


  • 2 large candy eyes
  • 1 chocolate chip cookie


1. Place 2 large candy eyes on top of the frosted cupcake.
2. Cut the chocolate chip cookie in half.
3. Stick the cookie in the middle of the frosted cupcake as though it is sticking out of his mouth.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.