Cookie Monster cupcakes
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Cookie Monster cupcakes

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Serves 1 - 12 Cakes

Make these cute cupcakes to bring a smile to any child's (or adult's) face!

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  • 12 Cupcakes (I used the Lemon and Poppyseed recipe on this website and substituted vanilla for the lemon and poppyseeds)
  • Frosting
  • The frosting I made using a vegetable shortening (in Aus its called So Lite, I think in the US Crisco is similar) and icing sugar mixture. You could use butter cream but the frosting is pure white and colours beautifully. You would need to double the buttercream you usually use for 12 cupcakes
  • Blue colouring - use a good one for the best colour
  • Coconut - dyed blue to match the frosting
  • 12 Choc chip cookies
  • Melted white and dark chocolate to make the eyes.


    1. I used an icecream scoop full of frosting to get the right shape and then dipped in it coconut. Press the coconut on and tidy up the shape.
    2. When the frosting has firmed a little cut a slice out near the bottom and push a cookie in (you may have to trim the cookie little depending on the size of your cookies). Or make his mouth further up and put cookie pieces around it.
    3. The eyes I made by using melted white to make a circle and then dark chocolate in the middle. Don't make them all exactly the same - it adds a bit of character to the finished cakes!
    4. Simple - very messy and lots of fun!

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14th Nov, 2013
I took these to work one night for my 21st birthday, they went down a treat! 25 grown firemen loved them too, one for all ages!
15th Apr, 2013
These are amazing, a definite crowd pleaser. I made some with the dyed coconut and some with piped buttercream. I found the piped buttercream went down better than coconut as not everyone is a fan of coconut. For the eyes I used white chocolate buttons and some black writing icing. I would make these again!
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10th Jun, 2013
These are definitely worth the effort
15th Jul, 2012
Worth the effort!
7th Nov, 2011
Made these at the weekend and they w ere a big hit..fantasic!
9th Aug, 2011
my child was very scared of them !! he wouldnt dare eat any !!! they tasted quite nice tho....not bad.
6th Jul, 2011
Just to clarify for anyone still confused - the cupcakes are at the bottom, and the cookie monsters head is where you would usually do a buttercream swirl. In the UK, vegetable shortening is available - it's called Trex or White Flora. It's not usually used in frosting over here as people are used to buttercream and the texture is a bit odd, but it's great for piping with. For a happy medium, you can use half Trex and half butter, or another ratio that you like, and then thin with a bit of milk/thicken with more icing sugar as needed. I'm planning to make these soon but unfortunately I'm allergic to coconut, so I'm going to pipe the fur on using buttercream and a grass nozzle.
23rd Jun, 2011
Fantastic and fun well done these worked out great
18th Jun, 2011
If you use marshmallows as the eyes they work better you just have to cut them in half then use black iceing for eyes they work really good and easy
11th Feb, 2011
These are fab! I made them for an 80's themed party and they went down a storm. I watched the clip on You Tube which does help, but they are very easy to make. Although, my hands looked like a smurf for a while afterwards. Just made a vanilla cupcake base, as the topping is sweet. Did cheat slightly as bought Betty Crocker vanilla buttercream/frosting. Easy to work with. Now, I have a request to make them for a friend's daughter's 9th birthday. So yes they are popular with all ages.


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