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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.
- Easy. Despite their fancy appearance, these cookies are actually super simple to make!
- So pretty. With a vibrant blue color that comes from butterfly pea powder, these beauties are a cookie lover’s fantasy.
- Chewy and flavorful. Each cookie is soft, chewy, and exploding with chunks of chocolate chip cookies, Oreos AND chocolate chips.
- Impressive. Every time my kiddo takes these to school their classmates beg them for a bite, so now I always send extra cookies to share. They’re a huge hit!
These Cookie Monster cookies are fun, chewy, and delicious – and that’s good enough for me. If you want even more Cookie Monster inspired treats, check out this Cookie Monster ice cream recipe.
Cookie Monster cookies are an ode to the classic bright blue monster of Sesame Street fame. They 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 (and a mighty tasty one at that).
Here are some quick notes on some of the ingredients in this cookie recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredient list.
- 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.
- Butter – Don’t forget to take your butter out of the fridge before you begin, to let it reach room temperature.
- Brown sugar – Don’t leave it out. Brown sugar helps these cookies stay moist and chewy.
- Butterfly Pea Powder – This is what gives these cookies their classic blue color. You can find it on Amazon, or you can use a teaspoon of blue gel food dye instead.
Are you ready to make the best Cookie Monster Cookies ever? Here’s a quick look at how to do it. Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions.
- Prep your tools. Preheat your oven and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Break up the cookies. Next, break up the chocolate chip cookies and Oreos into a bowl.
- 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.
- Cool. Give the cookies some time to cool and set them on the baking trays, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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. You can also swap in white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Here are some more ideas:
- Crushed nuts – Pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts.
- Dried fruit – Craisins, raisins, or currants.
- Toffee bits
- Peanut butter chips
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Candy – M&Ms, chopped candy bars.
How to Store
- Counter: Store your Cookie Monster cookies airtight on the counter for up to 4 days.
- Fridge: Place cookies in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Freezer: 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.
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- 8 Oreo cookies
- 4 chocolate chip cookies, store bought
- ½ cup butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons blue matcha powder, butterfly pea powder
- 4-5 drops blue food dye, for extra color
- 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!