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Learn to make easy Cookie Monster Cookies! This blue Cookie Monster Cookie recipe is packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, mini chocolate chip cookies, and mini Oreos. Your family will love this Cookie Monster Cookies recipe based on the viral TikTok recipe, but with some fun twists. Get tips on making bright blue Cookie Monster cookie dough, a Cookie Monster Cookies printable recipe, and much more!

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This blue monster cookies recipe is based on the best Sesame Street character- Cookie Monster! (Sorry, Elmo fans.) Enjoying your Cookie Monster cookies with milk is a surefire way to bring you back to the carefree days of childhood.

My Cookie Monster cookies recipe makes blue chocolate chip cookies that are packed with other crushed cookies. The original Tiktok blue cookies recipe only had Hershey’s and chocolate chips, but we’re elevating things a bit here.

This blue cookie monster cookies recipe involves no rolling and no cutting dough. There’s also no need to fuss with stuffing melty chocolate or Oreos in the center, as some recipes have you do. My Cookie Monster recipe is already packed with these things!

These cookies are crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and perfect for bake sales. If you can make Tollhouse cookies, you can definitely make these Sesame Street cookies, as they have a similar base. Getting the cookies vibrant blue without browning can be tricky, but I’ve got all the cooking tips a beginner needs to succeed.

Making your own cookies can save money compared to boutique bakery options, such as Crumbl cookies. DIY also gives you more options to make modifications and substitutions to fit your diet and taste preferences. So, let’s do this!

Are Cookie Monster’s cookies real? Nope! The real Cookie Monster “ate” rice crackers painted to look like cookies (source). This is because the oil in real cookies would damage his fur.

Luckily, we can preserve our image of a happy Cookie Monster with cookies by making some real, delicious cookies in his honor. Here’s what you need to make Cookie Monster cookies:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Large Egg
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Crushed Oreo Cookies (or chopped mini Oreos cookies)
  • Crushed Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies (or chopped mini Chips Ahoy cookies)
  • Milk Chocolate Chips (semisweet or dark may also be used)
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Eyes
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Specific quantities of all ingredients are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

The lemon juice is my secret ingredient that adds a touch of brightness to the cookies without adding lemon flavor.

Do not use liquid food coloring (as I’ve shown in the picture). The best way to make bright blue cookies is to use gel food coloring. I’ve got more details on this in the next section.

The trickiest part of this recipe is getting the color right, which means they won’t turn golden brown with cooking. To make the best cookies, you should have this kitchen equipment on hand:

  • Food Scale (Always weigh large quantities of dry ingredients in baking recipes for the best results.)
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Parchment Paper
  • LIGHT Baking Sheet (This is important! Dark cookie sheets will brown the bottom of the cookies too much. Use a light aluminum baking sheet.)
  • Cookie Scoop (This creates uniform-sized cookies.)
  • Cooling Rack (I recommend using a wire cooling rack after baking to prevent sogginess on the underside of the cookies.)

How to make blue cookie monster cookies

To make vibrant blue cookies, you need to use gel food coloring. I found Betty Crocker gel coloring in the arts and crafts section with cake and candy making supplies in Super Walmart, not in the baking aisle. Stores like Michaels may also carry it.

In my first failed attempt at making these cookies, I tried using the blue liquid food coloring I already had. The cookies never became bright blue, no matter how much liquid food coloring I added. The gel food color is a must for bright colored cookies.

Please note that you still need to add a lot of gel color to get really bright cookies. I used about half of a tube of gel food color. There are also food coloring pastes available that may give similarly good results.

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Natural blue food coloring, such as blue butterfly pea flower powder, can be used in this recipe. However, your cookies will likely not be as vibrant as if you used artificial gel food coloring.

What kind of cookies does Cookie Monster eat?

Cookie monster prefers chocolate chip cookies, and that’s what you’ll usually see him eating on Sesame Street. I made sure to use some choc chip cookies in this recipe to make Cookie Monster proud. 🙂

Why do they call them Monster Cookies? “Monster cookies” are a peanut butter cookie made with M&M’s, and chocolate chips. Some say the name is a reference to these cookies being a Frankenstein-like combo of different ingredients. They’re not the same as these Cookie Monster cookies!

🍬 How to Make Cookie Monster Cookies Recipe

Here are the step-by-step instructions for Cookie Monster cookies:

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  1. Measure the flour, sugars, mini Oreos, mini chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate chips using a food scale. Chop the mini cookies in half (or into smaller pieces if using regular-sized cookies).
  1. Mix the white flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set it aside for now.
  1. Put the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to beat it until creamy. Don’t overmix it- 1-2 minutes is plenty.
  1. Beat the egg, lemon juice, and food coloring into the sugar mixture. Add in the flour mixture and mix again with the electric mixer. After the cookie dough in uniformly blue, stir in the chocolate chips, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookie pieces by hand.
  1. Put the bowl with the cookie dough in the fridge and chill for one hour. Don’t skip this step! Room temperature cookie dough tends to overspread.
  1. At the end of the chilling time, preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line a large light-colored baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Use a cookie scoop to put rounded tablespoons of chilled dough on the cookie sheet. (Hot tip! A rounded tablespoon means 2 tablespoons.) I usually only put 10-13 cookie dough balls on the baking sheet at a time, and I bake the cookies in multiple batches.

How long do you cook Cookie Monster cookies?

  1. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes on an oven rack about halfway down from the top of the oven. The cookies should look a little underdone coming out of the oven. Don’t let them get golden brown!
  1. Carefully press two edible googly eyes into each cookie after baking, while they are still hot.
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  1. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

How to Know When Cookies are Done

Done chocolate chip cookies actually look a little underdone coming out of the oven. The bottoms will be only very slightly browned. Remember, you can always put an undercooked cookie back in the oven, but there’s no going back if you overcook it.

Why do my cookies go hard?

If your cookies came out of the oven soft, and then got too hard, they were likely overcooked. Many cookie recipes (including this one) should look too soft coming out of the oven. They’ll continue to firm up as they cool, but they won’t get too hard.

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🔪 How to Get Round Cookies

Want to fix misshapen cookies? You can carefully push the edges of your cookies into a round shape with a spoon right after they come out of the oven. You won’t be able to do this after they cool and firm up, so do it right away.

That said, keep in mind they’re supposed to be a bit disheveled looking, just like Cookie Monster!

👀 How to Decorate Cookie Monster Cookies

You can decorate these cookies with edible googly eyes or additional crushed cookies right after they come out of the oven. Simply press these items into the hot cookies before they cool and firm up. (This gives you much better eye placement compared to adding the edible eyes before baking.)

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You could also make frosted cookies, but then snackers won’t get to see all the goodies in the cookies.

️🌡️ How to Store Cookie Monster Cookies

Cookie Monster cookies can last up to 3-4 days in the fridge in a covered container. However, they may begin to become stale after a day or two. Thankfully, these cookies also freeze well.

To freeze Cookie Monster cookies, put them in an airtight container or freezer bag with the air pressed out. You can let them thaw in the refrigerator, or microwave single cookies for 10-15 seconds on high to defrost. (Technically, you can also eat the cookies frozen, but they’re much better warmed up.)

📋 Cookie Monster Cookies: Calories

One Cookie Monster cookie has 139 calories, 18.3 grams net carbohydrates, and 1.4 grams protein. These cookies are not a low carb or keto friendly food.

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FAQs

You can purchase monster cookies at many grocery stores in the US, but Cookie Monster cookies for sale may be harder to find. If you can’t find them locally, you can buy Cookie Monster cookies on Amazon here. They are highly rated.

To make vegan Cookie Monster cookies, use the tips in my dairy free chocolate chip cookies recipe to make a dairy and egg free cookie base. You’ll also need to make sure all the cookie mix ins are vegan. Oreos are vegan, but here are vegan chocolate chips, vegan white chocolate chips, and vegan mini chocolate chip cookies.

To make gluten-free Cookie Monster cookies, start with your favorite GF chocolate chip cookie dough. Add GF mix-ins like are GF chocolate chips, GF white chocolate chips, GF Oreos, and GF mini chocolate chip cookies.

Cookie Monster ice cream is typically blue-colored vanilla ice cream with chunks of cookies in it. Different ice cream shops each have their own recipe, so ask (or look at the ingredients list) for the most accurate info.

It’s an internet rumor that Cookie Monster can’t eat cookies anymore. According to Snopes, there was a change in recent years to showing Cookie Monster eating more than just cookies. However, Cookie Monster still definitely continues to enjoy his favorite food, just as part of a slightly more balanced diet.

👩🏻‍🍳 Other Cookie Recipes

Looking for more easy recipes for cookies? Check these out:

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Cookie Monster Cookies Recipe (Blue Cookie Monster Cookie)

Summer Yule
This blue Cookie Monster Cookie recipe is packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookies, and Oreos.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 23
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour (150 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar (72 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar (72 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tube blue gel food coloring (or amount needed to get desired color effect)
  • ½ cup mini Oreos (57 grams)
  • ½ cup mini Chips Ahoy (57 grams; other crispy chocolate chip cookies can be used)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (60 grams)
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips (60 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons edible candy eyes (or enough for 2 per cookie)
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Instructions

  • Measure the flour, sugars, mini Oreos, mini chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips using a food scale. Chop the mini cookies in half (or into smaller pieces if using regular-sized cookies). 
  • Mix the white flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set it aside for now. 
  • Put the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to beat it until creamy. Don't overmix it- 1-2 minutes is plenty. 
  • Beat the egg, lemon juice, and food coloring into the sugar mixture. Add in the flour mixture and mix again with the electric mixer. After the cookie dough in uniformly blue, stir in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookie pieces by hand. 
  • Put the bowl with the cookie dough in the fridge and chill for one hour. Don't skip this step! Room temperature cookie dough tends to overspread. 
  • At the end of the chilling time, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a large light-colored baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  • Use a cookie scoop to put rounded tablespoons of chilled dough on the cookie sheet. (Hot tip! A "rounded tablespoon" means 2 tablespoons.) I usually only put 10-13 cookie dough balls on the baking sheet at a time, and I bake the cookies in multiple batches. 
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes on an oven rack about halfway down from the top of the oven. The cookies should look a little underdone coming out of the oven. Don’t let them get golden brown! 
  • Carefully press two edible googly eyes into each cookie after baking, while they are still hot. 
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

Notes

💭 Expert Tips from Dietitian Summer Yule

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). In general, cookies are packed with white flour, added sugar, and added fat. Though not a “health food,” it’s possible to include some cookies in an overall healthy diet.
What trips most of us up is the teeny, tiny portion size of cookies. While 1-2 cookies of this size are fine for a snack, 3-4 cookies (or more) may begin to displace calories from healthier food choices. Like Cookie Monster, we may need to reevaluate our diet if this is a regular thing, and start eating a more balanced diet too. 🙂
The good news is that Cookie Monster cookies freeze well and they make great gifts. If you don’t have a large family to gobble them up, friends and neighbors may also appreciate a gift of cookies. 
Don’t be afraid to share the delicious bounty of your baking skills. Your fellow Cookie Monster fans (kids and adults alike!) will appreciate the sweet treat.
Nutrition information is for one cookie, assuming a recipe yield of 23 cookies.

 

nutrition info disclaimer

 

All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.

 

The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be inaccurate, so please don’t sweat the numbers too much.

 

“To taste” means to your preferences, which may have to be visual to follow food safety rules. Please don’t eat undercooked food x

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 19.8gProtein: 1.4gFat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 3.7gSodium: 102.7mgPotassium: 4.3mgFiber: 0.5gVitamin A: 3% DVVitamin C: 0.1% DVCalcium: 0.8% DVIron: 1.4% DV
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