Original Cookie Monster’s Famous Cookie Dough Recipe

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In 1975, a book called Big Bird’s Busy Book starring Jim Hensen’s muppets was released. The book contained a collection of stories, poems, puzzles, recipes, crafts, and games from Big Bird and friends.

One recipe included in the book was Cookie Monster’s Famous Cookie Dough recipe. It’s a classic sugar cookie recipe that is easy enough for kids to help with.

Below is the original recipe which was called “Cookie Monster’s Famous Cookie Dough“.

Cookie Monster Sugar Cookie Dough Original Recipe Feature

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Tools Needed To Make For Cookie Monster Sugar CookieS

Here is what you need:

  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Fork

Ingredients For Cookie Monster Cookie Dough

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How To Make The Cookie Monster’s Famous Cookie Dough Recipe

  1. Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that’s a stick and a half) into your mixing bowl.
  2. Measure 1 cup of sugar.
  3. Pour sugar over butter.
  4. With fork, squash butter and sugar together until they are blended.
  5. Crack shells of two eggs and pour eggs over mixture in bowl.
  6. Measure 1 teaspoon vanilla and pour over mixture.
  7. With fork, blend everything in the bowl together.
  8. Measure 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and pour over mixture in bowl.
  9. Measure 1 teaspoon baking powder and sprinkle over flour.
  10. Measure 1 teaspoon of salt and sprinkle over flour and baking powder.
  11. Mix everything together either with the fork or with your hands.
  12. Put dough in icebox to chill (at least one hour).
  13. Sprinkle counter with flour and place chilled dough on top. Roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick sheet. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  14. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet sprinkle with sugar, and bake at 400 degrees for 8 -10 minutes.
  15. And in the words of Cookie Monster, the final step is to “ENJOY COOKIE!”

In the original recipe, Cookie Monster also advises that “you can make LOTS of dough at once and keep it in your icebox in a plastic bag (it will last a long time). Then whenever you make COOKIES, just take out as much as you need.”

Cookie Monster's Cookie Famous Cookie Dough Recipe
Image credit: Big Bird’s Busy Book

What is Cookie Monster’s Favorite cookie?

Many people think that Cookie Monster’s favorite cookie is chocolate chip. But since his cookie recipe debut featured a sugar cookie, it makes you wonder if that was his favorite?

Another fun fact is that the cookies that Cookie Monster was always gobbling weren’t cookies at all. They were made from painted rice crackers.

How To Make Blue Cookie Monster Cookies

While this is a classic sugar cookie recipe, you could definitely add some food coloring to turn them into a blue cookie monster cookie recipe.

Start with 2-3 drops of a vibrant, high-quality blue food coloring (my personal favorite is AmeriColor) and work your way up from there. It’s easy to add more color, but it’s hard to take it away!

If you’re looking for more colorful, kid-friendly recipes, here’s another cute cookie recipe that uses green and blue food coloring to create sugar cookies that look like the Earth. Colored cookie dough is so pretty, isn’t it!

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Blue Cookie Monster Cookie Dough

There is also some really fun edible blue cookie dough that you can buy online and have delivered right to your house. It’s called Cookie Monsta and it’s from a company called Doughp.

The cookie dough is bright blue and packed with Oreo cookies. The coolest part is you can eat it straight from the container or you can also bake cookies with it … or do both!

Doughp Edible Cookie Dough Blue Cookie Monsta
Original Cookie Monster Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Yield: 2-3 dozen

Cookie Monster's Famous Cookie Dough

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Learn how to make Cookie Monster's Famous Cookie Dough from the 1975 book called Big Bird's Busy Book!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

    1. Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that's a stick and a half) into your mixing bowl.
    2. Measure 1 cup of sugar.
    3. Pour sugar over butter.
    4. With fork, squash butter and sugar together until they are blended.
    5. Crack shells of two eggs and pour eggs over mixture in bowl.
    6. Measure 1 teaspoon vanilla and pour over mixture.
    7. With fork, blend everything in the bowl together.
    8. Measure 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and pour over mixture in bowl.
    9. Measure 1 teaspoon baking powder and sprinkle over flour.
    10. Measure 1 teaspoon of salt and sprinkle over flour and baking powder.
    11. Mix everything together either with the fork or with your hands.
    12. Put dough in icebox to chill (at least one hour).
    13. Sprinkle counter with flour and place chilled dough on top. Roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick sheet. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
    14. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet sprinkle with sugar, and bake at 400 degrees for 8 -10 minutes.

Notes

If desired, you can add colored sprinkles or sanding sugar before baking. After cookies have cooled, you can also top with glaze or frosting.

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