Attack of the Cookie Monster!!

We know birthday parties can be tricky especially for your four year old who isn’t sure if they love Spiderman or Paw Patrol more. And although it may be easier to go with a color scheme rather than a theme, where’s the fun in that! So we propose you simply go all out and make that little person in your life’s birthday celebration a very special one. Now, that doesn’t always mean breaking your piggy bank and spewing all your coins; in fact there are many ways you can literally ‘do it yourself’. Now for your first order of party business, the cake and treats for your birthday boy or girl and their party goers.

To make things a bit simpler we have found recipes you can surely do at home that will make your next birthday party incredible! We chose the Cookie Monster! A classic character that has stolen the hearts of so many children & parents alike through the generations. The fun part about making treats for your child’s birthday celebration is the freedom to be creative and even let the kids help out. Whether it’s decorating cupcakes or making your very own no churn ice cream, children love to give a helping hand when there are sweets involved. Here at Personal Touch Experience we have gathered three of our favorite cookie monster treat recipes that are not only super enjoyable to make but also wonderfully delicious! 

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Cookie Monster Cake, a portion of the recipe provided below, for the full recipe visit Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Ingredients

  • Cake:
    • 4 cups cake flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3 sticks salted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 8 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 cup sour cream
  • 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:
    • 1 stick salted butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 TBS heavy whipping cream
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 6 Oreo cookies, crushed very finely
    • Blue food coloring
  • Ganache:
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 2 TBS light corn syrup
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Cookie Monster Cupcakes, recipe provided below (adapted from Cupcake Diaries)

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 24 white cupcake liners
  • 2 packages large candy eyeballs
  • 1 package miniature Chips Ahoy Cookies

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 c. butter, softened but not to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 (7oz) jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • blue food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners into muffin cups.
  2. Place cake mix in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Add buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Mix to combine well.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and set cupcakes on cooling rack to cool.
  4. Prepare the frosting by placing the butter in a medium/large bowl. Beat the butter with a mixer until nice and fluffy. Add a small amount of food coloring.
  5. Add the powdered sugar about a 1/2 c. at a time till well combined with the butter. Then add the almond extract and marshmallow fluff. Add more food coloring if a darker blue is desired.
  6. Place the frosting in a 16oz frosting bag fixed with a Wilton 1M star tip. Pipe frosting evenly over cupcakes in a swirl motion and top with two candy eyeballs. Then press a cookie into the front of the frosting.
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No Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream, recipe provided below (adapted from Our Family of Seven)

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Blue Food Coloring
  • 20 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (like Oreos)
  • 15 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Instructions

  1. Break up 15 sandwich cookies and 10 chocolate chip cookies and set aside.
  2. Whip heavy cream, food coloring and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Beat in condensed milk until color is uniform. Add additional food coloring if needed.
  4. Fold in broken cookies and transfer to loaf pan.
  5. Break up all remaining cookies and use to decorate top of pan.
  6. Place in freezer for at least 5 hours.