I’ve been longing to try these little wonders for months. I adored Sesame Street when I was little and still have a big fluffy Oscar lurking at the back of the cupboard.
Fortunately my girlfriend, Jane, is a fantastic baker – she could make you fat in a matter of days! I don’t have the patience to sit and decorate cupcakes so when she suggested she make some cookie monster cupcakes I jumped up and down like a small child.
They would make a child’s (or adults!) birthday party the best ever! And I am sure they would be the envy of all their friends.
I’m away to eat a cookie monster and re-live my youth!
Cookie Monster Cupcakes
Makes 10 Cupcakes
For the Cupcakes: 100g Self Raising Flour, 100g Caster Sugar, 100g Unsalted Butter, 2 Eggs, Vanilla Essence, 10 Paper Cases
For the Icing: 250g Unsalted Butter, 300g Icing Sugar, 2 Tbsp Milk, Vanilla Essence, Blue Food Colouring
For the Decoration: 200g Desiccated Coconut, Blue Food Colouring, 20 Giant White Chocolate Buttons, Chocolate Piping Icing, 5 Small Choc Chip Cookies
For the Cupcakes:
1) Pre-heat the oven to 160C. Line a muffin tray with the paper cases.
2) Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3) Add the egg and a dash of vanilla essence to the mixture and beat well. Fold the flour into the mixture.
4) Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until cooked.
5) Allow the cupcakes to cool.
For the Icing:
1) Mix the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence together with an electric whisk.
2) Add the milk to the mixture and beat.
3) Add enough blue food colouring to the mixture to tint it the required blue and mix well.
1) Make the blue coconut frosting by combining the desiccated coconut with enough blue food colouring to colour as desired. Lay the mixture on grease proof paper and allow to dry out for a short while.
2) To make the eyes, place a small dot of chocolate piping icing (the type that comes in tubes) onto each white chocolate button.
3) Next, cover the cupcakes generously with the butter icing.
4) Sprinkle the cupcakes with the desiccated coconut mixture until well covered. Then insert two eyes into each cupcake at the top.
5) Halve each small cookie for the mouth. Make a slit where the mouth is to be and insert the cookie some way into the cupcake.
Now sit back and admire your handy-work. Try not to eat them all at once!