These cookie monster cupcakes are adorable AND delicious! Full of Oreos, Oreo frosting AND cookie dough frosting, they’re for true sweet lovers only!
Your kids will love these Cookie Monster Cupcakes!
Aren’t these the funnest in the whole universe??
My Cookie Monster Layer Cake is one of my favorite (and your favorite) cakes ever, so I KNEW I had to create a cupcake version! Cakes will always have my heart, but sometimes cupcakes are more convenient for parties or get togethers.
And everyone loves Cookie Monster, don’t they?
Lucy is completely obsessed with these cupcakes. And by obsessed, I mean that she promptly licked the frosting off of two of them and left them abandoned in random spots in the house. Don’t you love when you go to the bathroom and find a licked cupcake behind the toilet? Hashtag my life.
Anyway, this recipe is easy enough to let your kiddos help, and they are guaranteed to love the finished cupcakes!
How To Make Cookie Monster Cupcakes Extra Special
- Choose a super cute cupcake liner (I especially love THESE!)
- Don’t skip the Oreo in the bottom of the cupcake. If you ever want to impress someone, put an Oreo in the bottom of their cupcake. It never fails to get a reaction.
- Fill the baked and cooled cupcakes with cookie dough. OMG. Just…OMG. Don’t skip this step. It really is easy to do!
How To Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes
For this recipe, I made a simple vanilla buttercream, and tinted it blue. I love the Royal Blue Wilton gel icing for this recipe. Just add it slowly until you get the color you want. Then I crushed up Oreo cookies and mixed those in also. I used a piping bag equipped with a large tip (like this one from Wilton) to make a perfect swirl. If this is your first time making a swirl on your cupcakes, don’t worry – it’s easier than it looks! You can always use extra frosting to practice on a plate first if you’re worried.
How To Make the Eyes for Cookie Monster Cupcakes
I chose to go with these super cute eyeball candies from Wilton. It really simplified things for me and I wanted to keep it easy! Your kids will love sticking the eyeball candies into the fun blue frosting as much as Lucy did!
These Cookie Monster Cupcakes are basically guaranteed to sell out at your bake sale, put the other moms to shame at the class party, and make you world famous on Facebook. Pinky promise.
To demonstrate how fun and easy these are, I took the liberty of putting together a little video for your viewing pleasure. As always, Lucy steals the show at the end!
I hope you love these as much as I loved making them for you!
- 24 Oreo cookies
- White cupcake batter (I used a cake mix), mixed and ready to use
- Cookie Dough Frosting:
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Cookies and Cream Frosting:
- 2 sticks salted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 10Oreo cookies, crushed very finely
- Blue food coloring
- 48 large candy eyes (I use Wilton)
- 12 mini chocolate chip cookies, cut in half
- Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner.
- Fill each liner 2/3 full with batter. Bake cupcakes for 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- Prepare cookie dough frosting: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream until combined. Beat on high for one minute, until fluffy. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a small paring knife, cut the center out of each cupcake and fill with cookie dough frosting.
- Prepare cookies n'cream frosting: In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, cream, and vanilla on medium-low until smooth and well-combined. Slowly add powdered sugar. Once powdered sugar is barely mixed in, increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes. Fold in crushed Oreos. Add blue food coloring until desired shade is achieved. Pipe frosting on cupcakes.