These cute and tasty Cookie Monster Cookies will for sure be a hit with the cookie lovers in your life! Thick, chewy, blue cookies packed with white chocolate chips, and two types of crunchy cookies are easy and fun to bake and eat.
Make this easy cookie recipe, in honor of everyone’s favorite hungry blue Sesame Street muppet, Cookie Monster!
You may have seen these blue cookies on TikTok, but if you haven’t, Cookie Monster cookies are a classic drop cookie recipe with white chocolate chips, but the dough is tinted bright blue, just like Cookie’s fur!
When it comes to Cookie Monster, the more cookies the better, so we’re packing this recipe with chopped Oreos, and chopped crispy chocolate chip cookies. It’s three cookies in one!
If you like making cookies with cookies inside of them, you should definitely try my Circus Animal Pudding Cookies. They’re filled with pink and white frosted animal cookies and colorful sprinkles!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- It’s Super Fun! Kids already love cookies. They also love it when food is made in unusual colors. These blue cookies (just like our blue Baby Yoda Macarons and Shark Cookies with blue frosting) will have them instantly amazed! Serve these at Birthday parties, sell them at school bake sales, or make them as a fun treat on a rainy day.
- An Easy Cookie Recipe. Cookie Monster Cookies are a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s simple to mix up in your stand mixer, or with an electric mixer and a bowl. Just follow the step-by-step cookie recipe here, and you’ll have perfect, delicious cookies in no time!
Here’s everything you need to make the best Cookie Monster Cookies:
Complete list of ingredients with quantities and instructions is located in the recipe card below
- Butter: Be sure to use softened, room temperature, unsalted butter for this recipe. You don’t want it to be cold or melted.
- Granulated and Brown Sugar: While you can make cookies with just one type of sugar, using both gives these cookies amazing flavor and the best texture. They’re soft and chewy from the brown sugar and crisp on the edges from the white sugar.
- Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, and Cream of Tartar: The dry ingredients for these cookies include a quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar. This secret ingredient makes cookies softer and chewier!
- Egg: Be sure to use large eggs when baking, and let the egg come to room temperature before mixing it in. A cold egg won’t incorporate as smoothly into the cookie dough.
- Mix-Ins: White chocolate chips, crushed Oreo cookies, and crushed crispy chocolate chip cookies, such as Chips Ahoy. You’ll also need blue gel food coloring!
How To Make Cookie Monster Cookies
- Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Use a fork or a whisk to thoroughly combine. Set aside.
- Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large, separate mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars using an electric hand or stand mixer. Mix until smooth. Then add the egg and vanilla, and mix again until combined.
- Finish the Base Cookie Dough: Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet mixture and mix until a dough has formed. The dough may be crumbly at first. Switch to mixing by hand if you need to. Add blue food coloring and mix until you get your desired shade of Cookie Monster blue.
- Add the Cookies: Fold in the crushed cookies and white chocolate chips. Mix by hand to evenly distribute the add-ins throughout the dough. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour before baking.
- Get Ready to Bake: Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Then, use a medium cookie scoop to portion the dough. Roll each portion with your hands into a smooth ball, and place it on the prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
- Bake: Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are starting to brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Use Gel Food Coloring: To get the classic Cookie Monster shade of blue, you’ll need a good amount of coloring, and liquid food coloring will add too much moisture to the dough. I love this set of gel colors from Wilton, it comes with 12 colors so you can make all types of fun cookies and frostings!
- Add More Mix-Ins! You can also add a half cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to this recipe, or increase the amount of cookies you stir in. In total, you can add up to 2½ cups of add-ins to your Cookie Monster Cookies.
- To Crush the Cookies, use your hands to break them into small pieces, or roughly chop them with a knife.
- The Dough Will Be Thick, so you’ll likely need to use your hands to finish mixing in the food coloring.
- Chilling is Important. In this recipe, the dough should be cold when you put it in the oven. If it isn’t, your cookies may spread too much.
- Be sure to leave enough space around each cookie on the pan. The cookies will expand while baking.
You can store Cookie Monster cookies in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to 5 days. They will stay best if stored at room temperature rather than in the fridge.
These cookies freeze really well, and there are two ways to do it:
- Freeze Unbaked. Scoop the dough into balls, place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours. When the cookie dough is frozen solid, remove the balls from the cookie sheet and place them in a zip-top bag. This way, you can take out as many as you like and bake from frozen but make sure to adjust the baking time. Freeze for up to 2 months.
- Freeze Baked. After the cookies are baked and cooled completely, place them in a freezer-safe zip-top bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Before serving, let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or microwave for a few seconds.
Other Fun Cookie Recipes to Try
- Circus Animal Pudding Cookies
- Monster Cookie Bars
- Caramel Bear Paw Cookies
- Hocus Pocus Cookies
- Birthday Cake Bark
- Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Cookies
- Monster Cookies
I used an entire tube of blue gel food coloring from the grocery store. You may need more or less food coloring, depending on the brand and type you’re using. Cake decorating gel colorings, like from Wilton or Americolor is more concentrated, so you might only need a handful of drops.
Of course! The more cookies, the better. Try chopped crispy peanut butter cookies, shortbread cookies, or even graham crackers in this recipe.
Yes, these cookies are equally tasty without making them blue, but the color makes them a bit more fun! You could try stirring in some blue sprinkles to get a similar “cookie monster” effect too.
Cookie says, “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me,” But I say that’s not good enough – C is also for Cookie Monster Cookies! Enjoy this fun recipe that’s perfect for all of the cookie monsters in your life. Don’t forget to Pin it so that you can make it again!