Cookie Monster Cupcakes Recipe

There is one thing a lot of people wouldn’t know about me, and that’s that I have a secret obsession with cupcakes. Seriously. Cupcakes are one of my favourite foods, and I love so many things about them: their simple deliciousness, their amazing variety and creativity, and the fact that no matter how bad my day is going, cupcakes will always be there to offer sweet, crumbly comfort.

And so, it is my pleasure to present one of my favourite cupcake varieties ever – The Cookie Monster Cupcake! (omnomnom)



Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins


  • a large quantity of chocolate cupcakes (made beforehand, any type will do. Also cut a ‘mouth’ into the cupcake for the cookies.)
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups icing mixture
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • blue food colouring
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 pkt white marshmallows
  • 1 tube black writing icing (or brown mini M&M’s)
  • 12 chocolate chip cookies (1/2 per Monster with a few for breakage)

Using an electric mixer, whip the butter until it is pale. This will take at least 5 minutes on high.
Gradually add in the icing mixture and vanilla until well combined.
With the mixer running, add in food colouring until you get to the Cookie Monster colour. This may be a lot if you are using liquid food colouring or a little if using gel food colouring.
Add in the milk an mix until the frosting puffs up.
Fill a piping bag with a fluted nozzle and pipe on icing.
With the black writing icing, place black spots on the marshmallows for pupils (or just stick on brown mini M&M’s).
Place on each cupcake.
Cut cookies in half and place in ‘mouth’.

Voilà! C’est fini!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for


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