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Cookie Monster Cupcakes Recipe (VIDEO)

by Adrianne

Cookie Monster Cupcakes are a favourite in our baking recipes collection. Have fun with these and consider making our Lion Cake for your next celebration!

3 Cookie Monster Cupcakes on a blue plate with a black napkin underneath

Popular treats like our Triple Caramel Chocolate BrowniesLion CakeOrange Polenta Cake and Lemon Polenta Cake are worth taking a look at! For a no fuss dessert, check the No Bake Chocolate Cake. For festive desserts your go to recipes are our Chocolate Ripple WreathChristmas Wreath Pavlova and 8 Egg Pavlova

What a fun way to spend some time in the kitchen coming up with these. You will be Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Sister, Brother or mate of the Year!

We had a bake sale at work yesterday and I wanted to make something fun. I had made Cookie Monster Cupcakes in the past and they definitely ticked the fun box. We talk a lot about salads and veggies on Sweet Caramel Sunday, but I want you to find some recipes here that your kids will love as well!

How to make easy cookie monster cupcakes

I also wanted to share a few ‘let’s make life easier’ tips with you for this post. It was a week night I was making these and everybody knows, you can’t get into your kitchen groove as much on weeknights as you can on weekends. (I talk more about that in my Stuffed Baked Pumpkin recipe which you can get here).

I did a few things along the way to make sure that I was still cool, calm and collected in the kitchen.

Tips to make cookie monster cupcakes

One of the 1st things I did in making these was think about my timing.

I chose to make the cupcakes on Sunday when I had more time. Then I made the buttercream icing on Monday and did the rest of the creative work.

This made an enormous amount of difference to my Monday night in the kitchen.

With the cupcakes already made, my time was freed up to enjoy the fun part of creating these Cookie Monsters! (And there was also not as much cleaning up to do-YAY!)

Another tip I wanted to share with you is that I make my buttercream in my food processor.  (OMG, that seems like a sin doesn’t it!)

So don’t think that to make buttercream you need to get your fancy pants on, because I am here to tell you that ain’t the truth.

If you want a simple cupcake frosting try the Easy Chocolate Icing.

How to make buttercream for cookie monster cupcakes

As I knew it wouldn’t all fit in the food processor at the same time, I made 2 batches of my buttercream. I did one batch, put it into this bowl and then the other batch.

Another tip is that you need to do both batches and then add the blue food colouring. Otherwise you will have two different shades of blue and your Cookie Monster Cupcakes won’t be consistently coloured.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes 7 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

After both batches of Buttercream are made, I add the food colouring and then use my handheld beaters to mix it in consistently.

This part is important as you don’t want any streaky icing, so whip it up gang!

Cookie Monster Cupcakes 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

You can see in the photos that I have my little candy eyes ready to go.  I bought these at my local cake decorating store and I have seen them also at major grocery stores.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes 2 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

How to pipe buttercream for cupcakes

Another trick, I have picked up along the way, which I am showing you here with the 2 sleeve piping technique. If you have ever tried to clean icing off a piping bag you will know the time it takes to do that.  So let’s save ourselves the trouble, put our buttercream into a disposable piping bag to begin with (add the piping tip 1st). Then put that piping sleeve into a bigger piping bag. This means that once you are done, you can remove the outer bag, cut the tip off the inner bag and dispose of it. Then you only have to clean the piping nozzle (hello my friend…the dishwasher, rinse and put in there and you are good).

Growing up, Mum had a piping kit which I loved using or watching her use, but there was literally only one piping bag and I hate cleaning at the best of times. Learning this technique has healed memories of youth standing at the kitchen sink for hours trying the get the darn thing clean!

Cookie Monster Cupcakes 3 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

Piping techniques for cookie monster cupcakes

I would recommend you pipe all of the icing on 1st, then decorate away once that is done!

You will need some cookies for the mouths and for this recipe, I have used whole Oreo Cookies.

Once the eyes are on and the cookies are in, you can put the cupcakes in the fridge overnight ready to go the next day.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes 5 | Sweet Caramel Sunday


Cookie Monster Cupcakes 5 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

These Cookie Monster Cupcakes are perfect for a party, special occasion or bake sale. With their bright blue icing and edible eyes, the little kids and big kids will love them!
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert, Sweet, Treat
Cuisine: American, Australian, International, Party
Keyword: Cookie Monster Cupakes, Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Adrianne


Vanilla Cupcakes (makes 12)

  • 280 g self raising flour
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs free range
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 60 g butter melted
  • 1 tsp imitation vanilla essence

Buttercream Icing

  • 5 cups icing sugar
  • 400g butter
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tsp imitation vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp blue food colouring


Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cupcake wrappers. Put you cookies in a small bowl. Add your eyes to another container. Place food colouring with cookies and eyes so you will be ready to decorate
    Cookie Monster Cupcakes 7 | Sweet Caramel Sunday
  • Add flour, sugar and vanilla essence to mixing bowl and use hand held beaters to combine. Melt the butter in a heatproof jug in the microwave, then pour it into flour mix. Crack eggs into the bowl and add milk as well. Beat until all ingredients are combined 
  • Spoon mix into cupcake wrappers, bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden on top. 

Buttercream icing

  • Add icing sugar and vanilla essence to your food processor, pulse to combine. Add chopped butter and mix until it comes together. Add milk gradually, By starting with one tablespoon, pulsing and then the next tablespoon. Add food colouring last and continue to mix until colour is smooth and consistent. 
    Cookie Monster Cupcakes 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday


  • Add a piping nozzle to the end of a disposable piping bag ad cut plastic tip to reveal piping noozle. Transfer buttercream into this bag. Place piping bag into another larger piping bag. 
    Cookie Monster Cupcakes 2 | Sweet Caramel Sunday
  • Begin to pipe your buttercream onto each cupcake and repeat for remaining cupcakes 
  • Decorate with 2 eyes and 1 cookie per cupcake 
    Cookie Monster Cupcakes 3 | Sweet Caramel Sunday



  • Make cupcakes ahead of time if you need. Place in the fridge overnight. 
  • Use food processor to make buttercream as it is faster and easier than stand mixer 
  • This recipe makes for a BIG amount of buttercream on each cupcake. You can however, halve the recipe and has less icing per cupcake.
  • If making 2 batches of the icing, add the colour last, so you get consistent colour across the 12. 
  • To aid cleaning, use a disposable piping bag inside a larger piping bag. Once icing is piped, remove inner piping bag, but tip out and discard bag. 
  • For presentation - use a couple of broken cookies around your cupcakes!! 


Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon on Sweet Caramel Sunday.

Adrianne x (Tonka is asleep, oh to be a cat in the next life!)


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rachaelstray August 15, 2018 - 9:54 am

These look like so much fun – that blue is sooo bright!

Adrianne August 16, 2018 - 4:12 am

Hey Rachael, glad you like them! The brighter the better I say. Hope you have a good day!!

ourlittleredhouseblog August 18, 2018 - 11:18 pm

Oh my gosh, love these. I will have to share these with my cousin, she loves baking for her kids.

Adrianne August 19, 2018 - 12:36 am

Awesome! That is great to hear. They are definitely a fun way to spend some time in the kitchen. Hope she enjoys them!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry October 24, 2018 - 9:25 am

5 stars
These are such cool cupcakes and I just know my kids would love to make these with me. They look oh so delicious too!

Adrianne October 24, 2018 - 11:26 am

Thanks Bintu! Yes all kids would love them haha.

Natalie October 24, 2018 - 9:31 am

5 stars
These cupcakes look adorable! So cute!

Adrianne October 24, 2018 - 11:26 am

Thanks Natalie, I had fun!

Danielle October 24, 2018 - 10:02 am

5 stars
How cute are these! They would be a great alternative to the regular cakes you get at birthday parties.

Adrianne October 24, 2018 - 11:27 am

Cheers Danielle, great idea!

Gabi October 24, 2018 - 10:21 am

5 stars
These are the cutest thing! I am not sure I have the patience or skill, but I am super happy you do! I love seeing all of the fun things you come up with!

Adrianne October 24, 2018 - 11:27 am

Thanks Gabi for your positive vibes!

Ellen October 24, 2018 - 10:34 am

These are just too cute! Perfect for a birthday party and even Halloween! The color is spot on!

Adrianne October 24, 2018 - 11:25 am

Thanks Ellen! They are fun to make as well.

Megan November 2, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Adrianne these look so cute and fun. I want to make them right now!

Adrianne November 2, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Thanks Megan! They are super fun to make and a crowd pleaser. Cheers for your positivity.

Monica November 13, 2018 - 11:43 pm

5 stars
These are so cute and fun!

Danielle January 17, 2019 - 2:52 am

5 stars
These cupcakes are so precious! They sound even yummier than they look – so cute!

Adrianne January 17, 2019 - 3:02 am

Thanks Danielle! I had a bit of fun with them, cheers x

Luci January 17, 2019 - 4:36 am

5 stars
These cupcakes are so darn cute. I will have to make these for my niece and nephew birthday.

Adrianne January 17, 2019 - 4:40 am

Thanks Luci! Yes, I am sure she would love them. Cheers.

Jillian January 17, 2019 - 4:43 am

5 stars
These are so fun and with your detailed directions, anyone can make them! It’s really helpful to have the make ahead tips so you can enjoy the day that you choose to serve them!

Adrianne January 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Thanks Jillian! Yes, cooking in advance is the best thing ever I think!,

Adriana Lopez Martin January 17, 2019 - 5:10 am

5 stars
These cupcakes are so much fun, love the deep blue color mimics perfectly the color of the Cookie Monster. And the googly eyes so cute and funny. I need to try to make this at home. Fun for everyone, not just the kids.

Adrianne January 17, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Thanks Adriana! Totally agree. Hope you give them a go.

Marie January 17, 2019 - 5:14 am

5 stars
Cookie monster was my fav! These cupcakes are so adorable and fun. The buttercream is the perfect shade of blue.

Adrianne January 17, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Cheers Marie! Appreciate your positivity x


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