Get ready for a cookie frenzy! These fun Cookie Monster cookies are loaded with two different kinds of cookies wrapped up in a soft and chewy, delightfully blue cookie base.
Every time I open the pantry lately, it’s as though my insides are shouting, “Me want cookie!” I’ve been whipping up batches of edible cookie dough, followed by my Cookie Monster ice cream, and I can’t get enough.
Naturally, I’ve now channeled the call of my inner Cookie Monster into Cookie Monster cookies. These blue beauties are a cookie lover’s fantasy, exploding with chunks of chocolate chip cookies and Oreos, plus a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips. Enough to satisfy any cookie craving, that’s for sure.
Essentially, we’re taking a soft and tender chocolate chip cookie, turning it bright, vibrant blue, and loading it up with even more cookies! Call it cookie inception. These Cookie Monster cookies are fun, chewy, and delicious – and that’s good enough for me.
You may have guessed from the name, but Cookie Monster cookies are an ode to the classic bright blue monster of Sesame Street fame. These fun chocolate chip cookies are dyed blue to match our furry friend, and loaded with more cookies than even the Cookie Monster himself could handle!
Of course, these bright blue Cookie Monster cookies shouldn’t be confused with monster cookies. That’s a whole different kind of cookie, often made with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M’s. (Or, in the case of my quintuple chocolate monster cookies, basically an overload of cocoa and chocolate chips).
Where Does the Blue Color Come From?
My Cookie Monster cookies get their classic blue hue from blue matcha powder. Also known as butterfly pea powder, this is a natural alternative to artificial food dyes that I prefer to use in recipes when I can. You can also find it in my Cookie Monster ice cream and Baby Yoda sugar cookies.
Below is a summary of what you’ll need to make these easy, bright blue, cookie-loaded cookies. Be sure to refer to the recipe card for the full details and amounts:
- Oreo cookies – Use branded Oreos or a generic chocolate sandwich cookie in this recipe.
- Chocolate chip cookies – Store-bought chocolate chip cookies tend to stay crispier when baked into these cookies, compared to homemade. However, feel free to use your favorite recipe for homemade chocolate chip cookies if you’d like.
- Butter – Salted or unsalted. If you use salted butter, you might want to adjust the salt that comes later in the recipe. Don’t forget to take your butter out of the fridge before you begin, to let it reach room temperature.
- Brown sugar – Brown sugar gives these cookies richness and flavor, along with just the right amount of moisture.
- Egg – Like the butter, your egg should also be at room temperature so it will combine and bake up evenly.
- Vanilla extract – Definitely stick with pure, natural vanilla extract (vs. imitation vanilla) for the best flavor when baking cookies.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda and baking powder – These soft cookies use a combination of both baking powder and baking soda for leavening.
- Blue matcha powder – Also known as butterfly pea powder, this is what gives these cookies their classic blue color. Alternatively, you can use a teaspoon of blue food dye instead.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips – Or dark chocolate chips.
While the oven preheats, line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Next, break up the chocolate chip cookies and Oreos into a bowl, and set these aside with the baking sheets for now. With everything prepped and ready, let’s make some Cookie Monster-worthy cookies:
Mix the wet ingredients. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients. Fold in the flour, salt, and leavening, as well as the blue matcha powder, mixing just until a thick dough forms.
Add in the chocolate chips and cookies. Stir in the chocolate chips, along with the crushed cookies. Be careful to not overmix the dough.
Portion and bake. Using a scoop or your hands, portion the dough into even-sized balls and onto the prepared baking sheets. Remember to space the cookies a few inches apart to account for spreading. Bake your Cookie Monster Cookies at 350ºF for 11-13 minutes, until the edges are set and the middles are still soft to the touch.
Give the cookies some time to cool and set on the baking trays, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips & Mix In Ideas
Here are some tips to keep in mind when making a batch of these Cookie Monster cookies:
- Be careful to not crush the chocolate chip cookies too finely. The fine golden crumbs will meld with the blue matcha powder and you’ll wind up with green cookies!
- Don’t overmix the dough. Overmixing the dough ingredients can result in dense, tough cookies. Be sure to only mix until just combined, and gently fold in the add-ins.
- Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Moving the cookies too early, while they’re warm from the oven, can cause them to crumble and fall apart.
You can customize your Cookie Monster cookies any way you’d like. Use different kinds of cookies like oatmeal or peanut butter cookies, or homemade Lotus Biscoff cookies. You can also swap in white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet, and more easy add-ins:
- Crushed nuts (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts)
- Craisins, raisins, or currants
- Toffee bits
- Peanut butter chips
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Candy (M&Ms, chopped candy bars)
Store your Cookie Monster cookies airtight on the counter for up to a week.
Can I Freeze Them?
Yes! Cookie Monster cookies can be easily frozen for longer-term storage. I recommend pre-freezing the cookies in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, before transferring them to a container or freezer bag to store. Thaw the cookies at room temperature whenever it’s time to nom.Print
These fun Cookie Monster cookies are loaded with two different kinds of cookies wrapped up in a soft and chewy, delightfully blue chocolate chip cookie base.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 13 minutes
- Total Time: 33 minutes
- Yield: 14 cookies
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 8 Oreo cookies
- 4 chocolate chip cookies
- ½ cup butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp blue matcha powder (butterfly pea powder) or 1 tsp blue food dye
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Prep your tools. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two oven-size baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
Prepare the cookies. Break the Oreo cookies and chocolate chip cookies into smaller pieces and set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar. Add butter and sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Cream using an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix until smooth and fluffy (approx. 3-5 minutes).
Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix for a few seconds until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and blue matcha powder. Fold everything with a spatula. At this point, the consistency of the dough should be thick and dense.
Add the chocolate chips and cookies. Using a spatula or a spoon, fold in the chocolate chips. Add chopped cookies and gently combine. At this stage, be careful not to overmix. If the chocolate chip cookies get too crushed, their crumbles can come into contact with the blue matcha powder and create green cookies.
Portion and bake. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1 serving of the dough onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, dropping it a few inches apart. Bake at 350°F for 11-13 minutes. The cookies should still be slightly soft to the touch in the middle when taken out of the oven.
Cool. Leave the cookies to set on the baking tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and let them chill before serving. Enjoy!
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