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Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Maddie Quinn Recipe shared by:
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Who doesn't love the cookie monster? These cupcakes are great for kids' birthday parties and other events. I first made these as a gift for my teachers, and when I started MQ Cupcakes, they were a popular order. Enjoy!

  • Hands-On Time:4 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 6 Hours
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • To bake:
  • 1 box Duncan Hines cake mix (flavor of your choice)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • To decorate:
  • 1 can Duncan Hines frosting
  • 48 white melting chips (for the eyes)
  • 48 large Ghirardelli chocolate chips (for the pupils- Ghirardelli chips are larger and more proportional)
  • 24 Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
  • Wilton Sky Blue food coloring
  • McCormick blue food coloring

Baking Instructions

  1. To Bake:
  2. Bake as directed on the Duncan Hines Box
  3. Allow to cool for an hour to an hour and a half
  4. To Decorate:
  5. Begin with two cupcakes. One will be the traditional base and the "muffin top" of the second will be the cookie monster's head.
  6. Slice the second cupcake in half horizontally. The top half of the cupcake will make the cookie monster's head.
  7. Frost the first cupcake lightly to secure the head.
  8. Make a horizontal slice in the head so that you can stuff the cookie in.
  9. Cut the chocolate chip cookies in half and stuff one in the slice you just made in the cupcake.
  10. Tint the frosting bright blue using the Wilton Sky Blue food coloring. Add McCormick blue food coloring if necessary to get the blue just right.
  11. Cover the entire head with blue frosting, using a decorative tip.
  12. For the eyes, place two white chocolate melting chips on the cookie monster's head.
  13. Place two Ghirardelli chocolate chips on the white melting chips so that the eyes look a bit crazy.
  14. Enjoy! :)

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egg whites

egg whites

Use egg whites only. add 1-2 egg whites extra to make up for yolks


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My Mother always taught me to substitute the water called for in a baking item to milk to improve the item's flavor. I've always gotten complements on my cakes, brownies and muffins because of this.





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