How to make adorable Cookie Monster and Elmo Cookies!
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Cookie Monster and Elmo Cookies

Cookie Monster and Elmo cookies are so adorable we can't contain ourselves! Perfect for a Sesame Street, Elmo or Cookie Monster birthday party too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time40 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie monster, elmo, frosting, sugar cookie
Servings: 24
Calories: 121cal
Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 16 ounce Package refrigerator sugar cookie dough or homemade sugar cookies
  • 16 ounce tub vanilla frosting or homemade white frosting
  • Red and blue gel food coloring NOT liquid food coloring - see notes
  • 48 Jumbo candy eyes


  • First you need to make your sugar cookies and let them cool. While the cookies are cooling you'll tint your frostings. Separate the white frosting into two bowls.
  • Use a toothpick or a butter knife to lift a small amount (less than an 1/8 teaspoon) of gel food coloring out and add it to one of the bowls of frosting. This is all experimentation. Mix it all together and add more if needed to reach the desired color. Repeat for the second color.  
  • To decorate your Cookie Monster and Elmo cookies and make the frosting look like that fun muppet hair we all know and love, first spread some colored frosting on the sugar cookie.
  • Next simply touch the frosting with the butter knife and pull upward. Keep doing this over and over until you are happy with the results.
  • It's not much more complicated than that! All that's left to do is add two jumbo candy eyes. To look like Cookie Monster, make sure you position the eyes so they look jumbled or cross-eyed. For Elmo, add a butterscotch disc for the nose.


Please don’t use liquid food coloring. This will make your frosting too thin and you will not get the vibrant color you need. You WILL throw it away and be disappointed. Only use gel food coloring.
You will likely have extra frosting left over.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 121cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.4mg