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Cookie Monster and Elmo Cookies

Cookie Monster and Elmo cookies are so adorable we can’t contain ourselves! Perfect for a Sesame Street, Elmo or Cookie Monster birthday party too!
Cook Time 15 mins   

Total Time 25 mins


16 ounce Package refrigerator sugar cookie dough or homemade sugar cookies
16 ounce tub vanilla frosting or homemade white frosting
Red and blue gel food coloring NOT liquid food coloring – see notes
48 Jumbo candy eyes


First you need to make your sugar cookies and let them cool. While the cookies are cooling you’ll tint your frostings. Separate the white frosting into two bowls.
Use a toothpick or a butter knife to lift a small amount (less than an 1/8 teaspoon) of gel food coloring out and add it to one of the bowls of frosting. This is all experimentation. Mix it all together and add more if needed to reach the desired color. Repeat for the second color.
To decorate your Cookie Monster and Elmo cookies and make the frosting look like that fun muppet hair we all know and love, first spread some colored frosting on the sugar cookie.
Next simply touch the frosting with the butter knife and pull upward. Keep doing this over and over until you are happy with the results.
It’s not much more complicated than that! All that’s left to do is add two jumbo candy eyes. To look like Cookie Monster, make sure you position the eyes so they look jumbled or cross-eyed. For Elmo, add a butterscotch disc for the nose.

Expert Tips
Please don’t use liquid food coloring. This will make your frosting too thin and you will not get the vibrant color you need. You WILL throw it away and be disappointed. Only use gel food coloring.
You will likely have extra frosting left over.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?