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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients:

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

    Instructions

    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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