I’ve been seeing a lot of cookie monster cupcakes recently and thought I’d try and turn them into cookies and make a few other popular Sesame Street characters. I decided to add names to the cookies so that my girls wouldn’t fight over them, and had been wanting to try placecard cookies for a while, so thought I’d combine all the ideas together!!
These yummy cookies would make a fantastic addition to any child’s birthday or baby shower as the characters are so well known and kids love the bright colours 🙂
Begin by making up a batch of cookie dough and cutting out circles, rectangles and triangles. Place the circle and rectangle on your baking tray so that they are pressed together.
If you are just making the cookies, then you do not need to cut out the rectangles (used for the names), or the triangles (which are used to stand the cookies up). Make sure the triangles are about twice the thickness of the circles and rectangles.
Bake in a moderate oven for approx 15 minutes.
While the cookies are baking, start making the characters’ faces.
I used marshmallows for the eyes, but you could also use white chocolate buttons or circles of fondant. Using sissors, cut the eyes and shape into circles for Elmo & Cookie Monster, and in slanted circles for Oscar.
Roll out some black fondant, cut out a circle and then cut the circle in half for Elmo and Oscar’s mouth.
To make Big Bird’s eyes, cut out white circles from fondant and then also cut out blue and pink circles the same size. Cut the top and bottom off the pink/blue circles and also cut small lines from the blue circle.
To make Big Bird’s beak, roll a piece of yellow fondant into the shape of a cone.
Make up a batch of royal icing, split into 4 bowls and add red, blue, green and yellow.
The tip I am using to pipe on the fur is called the Wilton Grass Tip #233 and the fur is simply piped by squeezing the bag and lifting upright.
I have cut out fondant for the name tags, attached onto the bottom of the cookie and then used a letter press to write the names. You could also wait for the fondant to harden and write the names using edible markers, or you could pipe using royal icing.
To make the cookies stand up, pipe along one side of the triangle cookies and attach to the character.