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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so easy to make and they’re sure to be a big hit with the kids! All you need is some blue frosting, candy eyes, and a few chocolate chips to create these adorable Cookie Monster cupcakes.

Cookie Monster is one of the most popular characters on Sesame Street, and kids just love him! He’s always eating cookies, and his catchphrase is “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!”

Cookie Monster cupcake and chocolate chip cookies.

How To Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes

To make these cupcakes, start by baking a batch of your favorite cupcakes or using a box mix. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, it’s time to decorate!

Below you will find an easy-to-make blue buttercream frosting recipe. Simply pipe or spread the frosting onto the cupcakes, and then add the candy eyes and chocolate chips. In a nutshell, that’s it!

If you are new to cake decorating, don’t worry! These Cookie Monster cupcakes are very easy to make and only require a few simple supplies:

  • Piping Bags
  • Wilton Piping Tips 1M, 16 and 233
  • Couplers
  • Blue Frosting
  • Prebaked Cupcakes
  • Large Candy eyeballs
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients needed to make Cookie Monster cupcakes.

How to Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes

To create the Cookie Monster effect, you’ll need to pipe on some blue frosting. Below are three different variations for making these adorable cupcakes.

Swirling frosting onto a cupcake.

Instructions for 1M tip

Fit the 1M tip in a piping bag. Add about 2 large spoonfuls of blue frosting. Press the frosting down inside the bag and twist off the top so it doesn’t flow out.

Hold the piping bag straight up and down (at a 90-degree angle)

Pipe a star in the center of the cupcake and without releasing pressure make a circle, going around 3-4 times until reaching your desired height. Release the pressure and then pull the piping bag off to the side.

If putting these cupcakes in boxes make sure not to make them too tall or they won’t close.

Two cupcakes with blue frosting and a bowl of eyes.

Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie.

Piping blue frosting on to cupcakes.

Instructions for tip 16

Fit a piping bag first with a coupler and then add a Wilton tip 16. Add about 2 spoonfuls of frosting (half the bag) and twist off the top.

You will be piping stars all over the top of the cupcake. Hold the bag at a 90-degree angle – do not try to pipe this with the bag tilted.

For the BEST result follow this pattern:

Squeeze -Stop Squeezing-Release

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

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

Blue frosting being applied to chocolate cupcakes.

 

Instructions for Tip 233

Fit a piping bag with a coupler and tip 233. The top of this tip has tiny holes which will mimic “grass.”

Before piping on the cupcake, practice piping on a paper towel or piece of parchment. This will help expel excess air from the tip.

Option 1: Apply quick spurts of pressure to create small patches of “grass” or in this case “fur.”

Option 2: Apply a quick spurt of pressure and pull up as you release pressure for longer fur.

Option 3: Squeeze in a continuous pattern all over to create “messy fur.”

Once you have picked your desired look, apply that method to the top of the cupcakes. The first two options will actually look the best, but option 3 usually is the fastest.

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

Your little ones are sure to love these Cookie Monster cupcakes, and they make a great dessert for a Sesame Street-themed birthday party or any other occasion.

Cookie Monster cupcake and chocolate chip cookies.

Cookie Monster Blue Frosting

Jenn
This sweet blue buttercream frosting makes the cutest edible Cookie Monster. Pipe onto a cupcake, add eyes,, and stick a cookie in his mouth.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 drop electric blue Americolor gel color
  • 2 drops royal blue Chef Masters gel color

Instructions
 

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

Notes

Nutrition information is an approximation. The amount per cupcake will vary depending on how much is used.
To assemble Cookie Monster Cupcakes:
Cookie Monster Cupcakes *3 ways tutorial
 
Supplies
Piping Bags
Wilton Piping Tips 1M, 16 and 233
Couplers
Blue Frosting
Prebaked Cupcakes
Large Candy eyeballs
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Instructions for 1M tip
  1. Fit the 1M tip in a piping bag. Add about 2 large spoonfuls of blue frosting. Press the frosting down inside the bag and twist off the top so it doesn’t flow out.
  2. Hold the piping bag straight up and down (at a 90-degree angle). Pipe a star in the center of the cupcake and without releasing pressure make a circle, going around 3-4 times until reaching your desired height. Release pressure and then pull the piping bag off to the side.
  3. Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie.
If putting these cupcakes in boxes make sure not to make them too tall or it won’t close.
Instructions for tip 16
  1. Fit a piping bag first with a coupler and then add a Wilton tip 16. Add in about 2 spoonfuls of frosting (half the bag) and twist off the top.
  2. Hold the bag at a 90-degree angle – do not try to pipe this with the bag tilted. You will be piping stars all over the top of the cupcake.
For the BEST result follow this pattern: Squeeze – stop squeezing – release. 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.
Keep them close together, filling in any gaps, this will mimic fur.
       3. Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.
Instructions for tip 233
  • Fit a piping bag with a coupler and tip 233. The top of this tip has tiny holes which will mimic “grass.” Before piping on the cupcake, pipe on a paper towel or piece of parchment.
Option 1: Apply quick spurts of pressure to create small patches of “grass” or in this case “fur”
Option 2: Apply a quick spurt of pressure and pull up as you release pressure for longer fur.
Option 3: Squeeze in a continuous pattern all over to create “messy fur”
Once you have picked your desired look, apply that method to the top of the cupcakes.
Option 1 or 2 will actually look the best, but option 3 usually is the fastest.
  • Add two large candy eyes and half a chocolate chip cookie for the mouth.
Keyword buttercream
Nutrition Facts
Cookie Monster Blue Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 batch)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 0.2g0%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.03mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cookie Monster cupcakes with chocolate chip cookies.
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