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These easy-to-make cookie monster cookies are sure to be a hit with any crowd. These vibrant blue cookies are fun, rich and full of delicious crushed cookies.
Inspired by the famous Sesame Street character, these cookies are perfect for any occasion. Whether you need a tasty treat for a big event, or a decadent late night snack, these cookies have your back. These chewy cookies are scattered with bits of crunchy crushed cookies that add both texture and flavor to the dessert.
These cookies are so easy to make that even your kids can do it! They’ll love helping decorate the cookies and watching as the cookies come alive with the candy eyes. One thing is for sure, these cookies will be gobbled up faster than you can say “Cookie Monster”!
What Are Cookie Monster Cookies
These trendy, fun cookies have taken the baking world by storm. Their lush, blue color and delicious flavor are hard to resist. Cookie monster cookies use a combination of blue food dye and chopped cookies to create a unique cookie. While there are other ways to make these cookies, they are traditionally made with a combination of Oreos and Chips Ahoy.
Why You Will Love These Cookie Monste Cookies
- They are a fun treat
- Kiddos will love to help make them
- Easy to make
- Can make ahead and store or freeze until needed
- It’s Cookie Monster! Who doesn’t love Cookie Monster?
(full measurments included in recipe card below)
- Flour – all purpose
- Baking Soda – Helps the cookie to rise.
- Salt – Strengthens the dough and enhances flavor.
- Butterfly Pea Powder – Or, food coloring to give the blue color.
- Butter – Unsalted and softened.
- Sugars – A combination of granulated and brown sugar.
- Eggs – Large and room temperature.
- Vanilla Extract – To amplify the sweetness in the cookies.
- Chocolate Chips – Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate.
- Oreo Cookies – Broken into pieces.
- Chips Ahoy Cookies – Chopped.
- Candy Decorating Eyes – Cookie Monster needs to see to find his cookies.
Recipe Variations for Cookie Monster Cookies
This is such a fun and easy recipe to customize! Try adding white chocolate chips, peanut chips, or caramel bits to switch up the gooey flavor in these cookies. Alternatively, you can use different flavored Oreos or other cookies, like Nutter Butters to add more depth and sweetness to these decadent treats.
How to Make Cookie Monster Cookies
(complete instructions in recipe card below)
- Preheat the oven.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth.
- Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract until they are fully incorporated.
- Slowly mix in the butterfly pea powder until the cookie dough is evenly dyed.
- Mix in the flour until no dry clumps remain in the mixture.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, half of the Oreos, and half of the Chips Ahoy.
- Roll the cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the cookies and top them with the remaining cookie pieces while still warm. Add candy eyes to each cookie. Allow to rest until cool.
- Serve and enjoy!
What to Serve With Cookie Monster Cookies
Why do my cookies keep merging together?
If your cookies are merging as they bake, there are a couple things you can do. First, make sure you leave ample room between each cookie. We recommend leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. Secondly, your butter might be too soft. If you are worried about overly soft butter, you can let your cookie dough chill in the fridge for 30 minutes after making it.
Can I freeze my raw cookie dough?
Of course! You can freeze your unbaked cookie dough for up to 3 months. Simply separate the dough into balls and place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. When you are ready for a treat, remove a ball of dough and bake it according to the recipe directions (adding 2-3 minutes).
Why should I let my cookies rest after they bake?
Letting your cookies rest on the baking sheet after they come out of the oven helps finish the baking process. The cookies will finish baking outside of the hot oven. Doing this will also help make removing the cookies easier and prevent them from breaking when you try to take them off the baking sheet.
How to Store and Freeze Cookie Monster Cookies
Your leftover cookies are best stored in an airtight container. They will last for about 4 days on the counter, or 5-6 days in the fridge in a covered container. We like to reheat our cookies in the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm up the chocolate chips.
You can also store these cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months. Freeze in a single layer in an airtight container. A sheet of parchment paper can be used to separate the layers. Frozen cookies can be thawed in the fridge overnight, or reheated in the microwave for about 1 minute.
Cookie Monster Cookies
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 teaspoons butterfly pea powder (or 3 drops blue food coloring. Add more as needed for desired color)
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk, your choice)
- 6 oreo cookies (chopped, reserve half for garnish)
- 6 chips ahoy cookies (chopped, reserve half for garnish)
- 84 candy decorating eyes (2 per cookie)
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- Add salt and baking soda to the flour and mix.
- In a separate bowl add brown sugar, granulated sugar and softened butter. Mix till creamy. Add vanilla and eggs and stir mix.
- Slowly add in the butterfly pea powder or food coloring and mix well.
- Slowly mix in the flour then add the chocolate chips and stir in.
- Add half the cookies and fold in.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop up the dough and roll into a ball. Place on the baking sheet, at leasy two inches apart.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Remove from oven and gently flatten each cookie. Sprinkle the chopped cookies on the bottom half of each cookie, then add 2 eyes to each cookie. Remember that Cookie Monster's eyes are a little wonky, so place them accordingly.
- Let cookes rest for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.