A Cookie Monster Cookie is a tribute to our blue furry friend Cookie Monster and his love for chocolate chip cookies. These blue cookies taste like chocolate chip cookies, except they’re colored blue. And they’re loaded with all kinds of wonderful things such as white chocolate chips, milk or dark chocolate chips, Oreo cookies and Chips Ahoy cookies. Kids and adults alike love them!
Why You’ll Love These Cookie Monster Cookies
Kids and adults alike will enjoy the fun aspects of these delicious Cookie Monster cookies. They’re easy to make, are unendingly versatile, and visually incorporate the aspects of our blue furry friend Cookie Monster.
Who is Cookie Monster?
Cookie Monster is a blue fur covered Muppet character on the children’s television show, Sesame Street. He is known for eating most anything, but his favorite food is a chocolate chip cookie, which he often asks for by saying, “me want cookie”. He has an enormous appetite for cookies.
What Are Cookie Monster Cookies?
Cookie Monster Cookies are designed to honor our loveable blue furry friend Cookie Monster and his wonderful love for chocolate chip cookies.
We’ve included bright blue dough which resembles his fur, along with chunks of chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookies. You can get a visual snapshot of Cookie Monster in one cookie alone.
Taste & Texture
You might be thinking these Cookie Monster Cookies are unique and they have a lot going on. What do they taste like? The base part of the cookie which is made from the blue dough is simply a chocolate chip cookie recipe and that’s what it tastes like. It’s just colored blue.
Let’s take it a step further. We like to think of this Cookie Monster Cookie is a loaded chocolate chip cookie. It includes all of the goods with added Oreo cookies and Chips Ahoy cookies. It has a sweet flavor and delightful texture that sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Following are the ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies according to our recipe below.
Butter, use soft butter for best results that’s been sitting at room temperature for a few hours.
Brown sugar, either dark brown sugar or light brown sugar works fine.
Granulated sugar, this is just the plain white sugar that’s typically used for baking.
Egg, you’ll want to use a whole egg that includes egg yolk and egg white. This will act as the binding agent.
Vanilla extract, helps to add to the richness of the flavor of the cookies.
All-purpose flour, just regular all-purpose white flour is what’s needed for this recipe. You might also choose to use an all-purpose gluten free flour as a 1:1 exchange.
Salt, a bit of salt is an important factor for good flavor. Don’t forget the salt.
Baking soda is needed to help your cookies rise. Without it you’d end up with some flat cookies.
Chocolate chips, we like using a mixture of white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips in these cookies, but you can use either or both according to your preference.
Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, we’ve added these to the cookie because they remind us so much of the cookies that Cookie Monster is always eating, after all these cookies are a tribute to him.
Oreo cookies, you can use mini Oreos or full size Oreos. We used the full-size ones for this recipe. And look for the gluten free option is that’s your preference or meets your dietary restrictions.
The Famous Cookie Monster Cookies
If you’re a TikTok user, you might have seen the Cookie Monster Cookies that became TikTok famous. And you might think we made the chocolate-filled Cookie Monster Cookies that have taken TikTok by storm.
But actually, we’ve made a loaded recipe variation of them. We wanted to do something that would resemble Cookie Monster all in one visual creation, a blue cookie with chunks of chocolate chip cookies.
TikTok Cookies Variation
You might be aware that Cookie Monster Cookies went viral or became famous on TikTok. If you want to make your like they did on TikTok, just leave out the Oreos and the chocolate chip cookies and instead add 2-3 pieces of chocolate on top of the ball of dough.
This makes them more like a traditional flat chocolate chip cookie, except they’re blue in honor of Cookie Monster.
If you’re a gluten free eater, dairy free eater, prefer softer cookies, or prefer smaller cookies, we’ll provide a list of ingredients and substitutions as well as some recipe variations that you might like to try below.
Scaling. If you want to scale your cookies to make smaller cookies, you can do this by using the mini Oreo cookies instead of the regular size, and then just use smaller amounts of batter per cookie.
Gluten free. For gluten free cookies, you’ll want to do 3 substitutes. First, purchase the gluten free variety of Oreo cookies. Second, purchase a gluten free substitute for the Chips Ahoy cookies, such as the Enjoy Life brand of chocolate chip cookies, and finally, use an all-purpose gluten flour in place of the plain all-purpose flour.
Dairy free. To make dairy free cookies, you’ll not want to use the Chips Ahoy cookies. Instead, substitute a dairy free brand of chocolate chips cookies, such as the Enjoy Life brand which are allergy friendly for dairy free eaters.
Softer cookies. For softer cookies, substitute 1/4 cup cake flour in place of the same portion of all-purpose flour.
Following are our top four recipe tips for making the best Cookie Monster Cookies.
Freezer. You can freeze either Cookie Monster Cookie batter our fully cooked cookies to lengthen their shelf life or for make ahead options. Simply place them in a zipped freezer bag or an airtight container before placing them in the freezer.
Storage. For storing cookie dough, you can cover it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking it. Or store it in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
To store fully baked cookies, you can keep them in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 5 days, or place them in a zipped freezer bag and keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Cold butter. We don’t recommend using cold hard butter for this recipe. For the best results set your butter out at room temperature a few hours before you plan to mix up the cookie dough. This will allow the butter to soften slightly for the best results.
Make ahead. You can make these cookies ahead if needed, however for the most delicious results we recommend baking them right before they’re served. There’s nothing like a warm, delicious cookie that’s fresh from the oven.
Frequently Asked Questions
Following are frequently asked questions that relate to Cookie Monster Cookies. If you have a question that’s not answered here, feel free to drop it in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.
Can I make these cookies smaller?
Yes, you can make these cookies small if you prefer. If you want yours to look like ours, you’ll want to make them large enough to hold an Oreo cookie. Or, you can use mini Oreo cookies if you’d rather.
What kind of food coloring should I use?
Both gel food coloring or liquid food coloring work. We prefer gel food coloring because it provides a bolder color without altering the flavor.
Can I make these cookies without the Oreo inside?
Yes, you might choose to put chocolate inside, or something else inside, or leave plain inside. Whatever your preference will still provide a good tribute to our lovable friend, Cookie Monster.
Are Chips Ahoy cookies dairy free?
No, Chips Ahoy cookies are not dairy free. If you or someone who gathers around your table requires a dairy free diet, you’ll want to use another name brand that is dairy free.
You might prefer to use the Enjoy Life brand which makes crunchy chocolate chip cookies and are free. from 14 allergies including being dairy free.
What does an extra egg yolk do for cookies?
Some like to add an extra egg yolk in homemade cookies. The role of egg in cookies is to add binding and to provide a more flavorful experience. Adding an extra egg yolk in this recipe will do the same.
Can I use margarine in the chocolate chip cookie recipe?
We don’t recommend using margarine as a butter substitute for this recipe. Rather, you can use butter flavored Crisco as a substitute if one is needed.
Can I make the cookie monster cookies without the blue food coloring?
Can I leave out the food coloring? Yes, eliminating the blue food coloring doesn’t alter the texture of the dough or the flavor of the cookie. If you prefer to not use food coloring in your cookie monster cookies, they will still be delicious.
How do I know that these cookies are done?
If you’re not certain whether your cookies are done, the best way to tell is if they’ve turned slightly golden in color around edges or if the internal temperature has reached 165F degrees, then your cookies are done.
Can these cookies be made ahead of time?
Yes, you can make cookie monster cookies ahead of time. You can either make them and. Fully bake them and then place them in an airtight container in the freezer until you’re ready to thaw and use them.
Or for freshly baked cookies, you can make the dough ahead, roll it into balls, place it in an airtight container, and freeze dough for up to 2 months. This allows you to bake them fresh right before they’re served.
Can I use something other than Oreos?
Sure, if you want to use another kind of filling for your cookies other than Oreos, that’s great. There are so many options available and it’s fun to be creative. You might prefer to use a chunk of white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter cup, caramel filling, graham cracker, or whatever you want.
Why use chocolate chip cookie dough?
Chocolate chip cookie dough is what our recipe includes to make the base for these cookies. We use chocolate chip cookie dough because it tastes good, and it works well to color it blue.
Following are expert tips for making Cookie Monster Cookies. If you want to be sure your cookies turn out just right, then be sure to follow these tips.
Don’t over-mix. The best way to make these cookies is to mix the cookie batter using an electric mixer. After you’ve added add-ins like chocolate chips, Chips Ahoy, or Oreos, use a spoon to gently mix the dough the remainder of the way.
Properly measure flour. You’ll want to be sure to measure the flour properly as too much will make your cookies dry and hard, but too little can make them too gooey.
Cover Oreo completely. For the best results for having an Oreo cookie loaded in the center of your Cookie Monster Cookie, be sure to cover the Oreo completely with blue cookie dough before baking it.
Add googly eyes for fun. Many larger grocery stores and dollar stores sell edible black and white googly eyes that can be used to top cookies and cupcakes. They’re usually located in the baking section or the party section.
Don’t over bake. This is one cookie recipe that you don’t want to over bake. Because it includes already baked cookies in its recipe, you’ll just want to bake it long enough to cook your blue cookie dough.
How to Store Cookie Monster Cookies
For how to serve and store Cookie Monster Cookies, follow our instructions below.
Cookie Monster Cookies are best when served fresh out of the oven. There’s just nothing like a fresh baked batch of cookies that are still warm and have that melt in your mouth feeling.
Just like Cookie Monster does, you might enjoy your freshly baked cookie with a nice, cold glass of milk.
Storage and Freezing Instructions.
There are two variations of storage for Cookie Monster Cookies. They can either be stored as unbaked cookie dough or as fully baked cookies. Regardless of your preference, be sure to you an airtight container for freezing dough or freezing fully baked cookies.
Fully baked Cookie Monster Cookies can also be stored at room temperature on the countertop, in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
How to Make Cookie Monster Cookies
Cookie Monster Cookies are a fun tribute to the Cookie Monster character from Sesame Street. They taste like loaded chocolate chip cookies that have been colored blue. For how to make these cookies, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Electric mixer or Stand mixer
2/3 cup butter, soft
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoons salt
¾ teaspoons baking soda
½ cup chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies 14 Oreo cookies
Step by Step Instructions
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Crumble 4 Oreos and 4 chocolate chip cookies into large pieces for cookie toppings and set aside.
- Beat the softened butter, sugar, and egg using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and blue food coloring.
- Carefully add flour, salt, baking soda until just incorporated (don’t over-mix).
- Add in chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookie chunks, and Oreo cookie chunks. Mix gently by hand.
- Scoop 10 tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Press an Oreo cookie into each one. Then add more dough on top to cover each one.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the desired doneness is achieved and the edges and top look set.
- Transfer to a cooling rack to let cool. Serve and enjoy.