Cookie Monster Cupcakes {Sesame Street}

Quick and easy cookie monster cupcakes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These Sesame Street themed chocolate cupcakes are piped with blue buttercream icing and topped off with chocolate chip cookies and candy eyes.

These are perfect for kids’ birthday parties. There is nothing more eye-catching to a small child than blue frosting, cookies, and adorable characters. They are perfect cupcakes for beginner decorators. In fact, they are so easy that you can include your little one in the making process as well as the eating process. Double the fun and memories! Serve these along with this Cookie Monster Cake {Sesame Street} to complete your next party.

Easy Cookie Monster Cupcakes Piped With Buttercream Icing on White Background
  1. Bake and cool cupcakes– Prep frosting now.
  2. Pipe blue fur– With the grass tip over the whole cupcake.
  3. Add a cookie mouth– Into a single cut on the lower half of the cupcake.
  4. Add eyes– Near the top of each cupcake. Enjoy.
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I used the grass tip #233, but a small star tip can be used too, such as Wilton’s Tip # 18 or even a small round tip- tip#10. Fill the piping bag, attach the tip, hold the bag at a 45 degree angle and squeeze the bag until icing comes out and then gently pull away. Continue doing this until the entire cupcake is covered in icing “fur.”

Key ingredients for Sesame Street cupcakes

  • Cupcakes– I used chocolate in this recipe.
  • Icing– Blue buttercream to make the fur.
  • Cookies– Chocolate chip are quintessentially “Cookie Monster.”
Sesame Street Cupcakes on White Background


Use other decorating options instead of piping– Use blue colored shredded coconut or blue sprinkles. Use this How to Make Marshmallow Fondant (Fondant Recipe for Cakes) to make blue fondant or use How to Make Modeling Chocolate {Candy Clay} to decorate with that instead.

Fill cupcakes- An excellent choice to fill them are these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Eggless) or these Mocha Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles. All you need to do is hollow out the center and fill it with a small ball of safe, edible eggless dough. 

Try other cupcake flavors– Such as Oreo Cupcakes {With Cake Mix}, Rainbow Cupcakes {With Cake Mix}, or Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (With Mint Frosting).

Try other frosting flavors– Such as White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Marshmallow Frosting Recipe, or Best Cream Cheese Frosting. Just make sure to use ones that are white to begin with so they can be colored easily.

Make Elmo cupcakes– Simply Use red instead of blue frosting, and pipe a black mouth in place of the cookie. You can add an orange candy nose too (Peanut m&m or a gumball would work). The rest of the instructions will be the same.

Frost them without piping– If you don’t want to use a piping bag, you can just frost the cupcakes in blue frosting, and add the face. I love the “fur” look, but if you don’t have time or the supplies needed, you can always skip that step.

Add blue sanding sugar– Sprinkle it over the blue fur for extra flair and sparkle.

Use another cookie instead of chocolate chip ones– Such as Oreos, Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookies {With Chocolate Chips}, or Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies- Soft and Chewy.

Make cupcake cake– Make one giant Cookie Monster by placing your cupcakes (With a flat blue layer of icing on them already) into a large circle. This will make one big Cookie Monster face. Then pipe the blue fur all over the whole face. Start from the outside and work your way to the center. Then add 2 larger candy eyes, and use larger cookies, or multiple cookies, to “stuff” in the mouth. Check out my Football Cupcakes Cake {And Football Party} and Watermelon Cupcakes {Pull Apart Cupcakes} where I did something similar in a different design.

Partially Eaten Decorated Chocolate Cupcake on White Background

Tips and techniques

Work in a cool kitchen– If your kitchen is too warm, the buttercream frosting tends to melt making it impossible to pipe the “fur.” Work in a cool kitchen for best results.

Cool cupcakes completely before frosting– Because this prevents the frosting from melting and sliding right off the cupcake.

Store bought frosting vs. homemade? Either can be used. It is merely up to your flavor preference, and the amount of time you have available. However, I do prefer piping homemade buttercream.

Add a flat layer of blue frosting before piping the fur– Because this provides a base blue layer so you can’t see any bare spots, and helps the “fur” to stick better.

Use gel food coloring– Because liquid food coloring is not as vibrant. It’s also thinner and can alter the consistency of the frosting.

Homemade chocolate chip cookies vs. store- bought– Either can be used. If you prefer homemade, then try these Best Chocolate Chip Cookies {Soft & Chewy}. Store bought cookies are convenient and will save you time.

If you are using large cookies, you will need to use a knife to cut them and make them smaller– Because this makes them proportionate for the monster mouth, and ultimately improves the visual appeal.

Definitely use a knife to make a small cut on the cupcakes for the cookies– Because if you try to push them in just like that, it messes up your piping design and does not look neat any more. 

Storage of homemade decorated cupcakes

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– You can freeze undecorated cupcakes in a freezer safe container for up to 1 month. Thaw to room temperature and decorate when you are ready to serve them.

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes (Sesame Street Cupcakes)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy cookie monster cupcakes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These Sesame Street themed chocolate cupcakes are piped with blue buttercream icing and topped off with chocolate chip cookies and candy eyes.
Yield: 24 Cupcakes



  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare the frosting and tint it blue with gel food coloring.
  • Use a spatula to spread a thin layer of icing on top of each cupcake.
  • Fill a piping bag with blue icing and attach the grass tip (Wilton Tip # 233).
  • Start piping from the outer edges of the cupcake and work your way inwards until top is fully covered in "fur."
  • Use a sharp knife to make a single cut on the lower half of the cupcake.
  • Stick a few mini chocolate chip cookies or a medium sized cookie in this cut. Toss some cookie crumbs around the mouth, if you like.
  • Stick candy eyes near the top of each cupcake. Enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 361kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 245mg, Potassium: 72mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 22IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 361
Author: Abeer Rizvi

3 comments on “Cookie Monster Cupcakes {Sesame Street}”

  1. these are super adorable and so much easier to make than I thought! thank you so much for sharing this recipe 5 stars

  2. These are so adorable! So easy and the kids loved them so much.5 stars

  3. The cutest cupcakes ever!! These were so fun for my son’s 1st birthday!5 stars

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