Sesame Street Cookie Placecards

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 up some orange fondant into an oval for Elmo’s nose (you could also use a jaffa lolly).

Roll out some black fondant, cut out a circle and then cut the circle in half for Elmo and Oscar’s mouth.

Cut out smaller circles for the eye balls using either a small circle cutter, a straw, or the end of a piping nozzle.

As you can see from the above, I wasn’t quite sure whether to use half an oreo biscuit or a choc chip biscuit for Cookie Monster’s mouth, so i had both there while I made up my mind!

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.

Glue the pink and blue ‘eyelids’ onto the eyes and add a black pupil.

To make Big Bird’s beak, roll a piece of yellow fondant into the shape of a cone.

Slice 3/4 of the way through the smaller end

Slice off part of the larger end.

Roll out some red fondant for the tongue and attach to the beak.

To make Oscar’s brow, roll out some brown fondant and lightly trace the pattern before cutting it out.

I also added a tongue for Oscar.

Make up a batch of royal icing, split into 4 bowls and add red, blue, green and yellow.

I use disposable bags which I bought off ebay, and because I only have one tip, I have attached couplers so that I can easily change the tip from bag to bag.

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.

Stick on the faces

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.

Leave to harden overnight.

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14 Responses to Sesame Street Cookie Placecards

  1. Simone June 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    They are so cute! I love reading about all your gorgeous creations. x

  2. Kate Bird June 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    LOve these they are absolutely adorable, you are so talented!!

  3. Jan Messali June 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    These are amazing! I’ll bet the kids went crazy over them. 🙂

  4. Karen Thomson June 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Love the cookie monster!!

  5. DIY Centerpieces June 4, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    That is such a great idea! Shows how to be creative and give the kids something to eat later.

  6. Kristy June 4, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Those turned out so cute! You put a lot of work into those!! Bet you had some happy kiddos 🙂

  7. Amanda-The Sweet Details June 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Hey I host a blog hop and I’d LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here’s the link 🙂

  8. Hezzi-D June 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    You are amazing! These are adorable and look so much like the characters!

  9. Jihane @Sinful Sundays June 5, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    Wow, those look awesomely adorable. You should sell these. Just sayin…

  10. Ashton June 6, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    How stinkin cute!! I LOVE the cookie monster. Great idea. Hope you can swing by and link this up to my sweet treats party today!

  11. Katie @ This Chick Cooks June 7, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Those cookies are just precious. I bet any kid would love those! Thanks for sharing your delicious looking cookies at These Chicks Cooked, Wednesday. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

  12. Anncoo June 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    WOW! These cookies are super cute and thank you very for sharing. I definitely love to make these for our boys’ birthday party. 🙂

  13. Alyssa June 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    You HAVE to come join my linky party called a Themed Baker’s Sunday where the theme this week is cookies!! Hope to see you there!

  14. Nell June 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Only just saw this – not sure how i missed it before.

    These are phenomenal! How much fun would it be to have them as your place card?! I love that yours is Oscar the Grouch, Bron! 🙂 These are one of my favourite creations of yours – so clever!

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