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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

close up shot of Cookie Monster Cupcakes with candy eyes and a cookie on a clear serving stand
These adorable Cookie Monster cupcakes are perfect for a kid's birthday party. These moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with the perfect blue icing and finished off with cute cartoon eyes and a cookie mouth!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 7600 kcal


Cupcake Ingredients

  • cups flour
  • cups sugar
  • cup cocoa
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • cup whole milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 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


For The Cupcakes

  • Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 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.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake-lined cups until ¾ filled. The batter may be a little runny.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Take out of the cupcake pan placing on a wire rack until completely cooled.

For The Frosting

  • Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.
    Tip: 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, ½ cup at a time. Mix well.
  • 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.

Assembling The Cupcakes

  • 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.


TIP: Make sure you are using gel food coloring rather than liquid food coloring. We like this gel food coloring set from Wilton.
TIP: For the star tip, we like this set of piping tips.


Sodium: 6455mgCalcium: 853mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 9872IUSugar: 889gFiber: 35gPotassium: 2785mgCholesterol: 435mgCalories: 7600kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 176gPolyunsaturated Fat: 84gSaturated Fat: 76gFat: 350gProtein: 62gCarbohydrates: 1123gIron: 25mg