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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
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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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Lightning-quick Glaze

Lightning-quick Glaze

You can create a quick glaze by placing 1/2 cup of Duncan Hines Creamy Home-style Vanilla Frosting™ in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 10 seconds; add 5 to 10 seconds if necessary. Stir mixture until smooth and thin.


Mixing in Unique Flavors

Mixing in Unique Flavors

It's always fun to throw in your own personal creative flair when you're baking with Duncan Hines. To customize cupcakes: add cinnamon and cayenne pepper into chocolate cupcake batter and frosting for a Mexican Cinnamon Chili Cupcake. For an Asian flavor, substitute sesame oil for vegetable oil in your cake mix and add powdered wasabi and ground ginger to your frosting -- you'll have a Wasabi Ginger Cupcake! To enhance Lemon Cupcakes, cut out a cone-shaped piece from the center of your cupcake and fill it with lemon curd, then frost with lemon cheesecake frosting.





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