Monday, February 23, 2009

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

This isn't a recipe really because I just used a mix but I thought the directions might be helpful anyway!

You will need:

Chocolate chip cupcakes (I used vanilla with mini chips)
Vanilla icing
Flaked coconut
Blue food coloring
White candy melts (I used the Wilton ones)
Chocolate chips
Chocolate chip cookies, cut in halves or thirds depending on size (I used Chips Ahoy)

1. Place coconut in a large ziplock bag. Add several (like 20) drops of blue food coloring and shake. A lot. Add as much food coloring as is needed to get a nice bright blue color.

2. Tint icing blue as well.

3. Melt about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag (30 second in the microwave should do it), cut a small hole in the bottom corner and pipe dark centers onto white candy melt. Allow to cool.

4. Ice each cupcake with a thin layer of blue icing. Add 1/2 chocolate chip cookie to one side of the cupcake and top with enough icing to round out the cookie monster head. Cover with blue coconut, pressing gently to make sure the head is round and the coconut sticks. be sure to get some on cookie monster's chin.

5. Top with a pair of eyes and you are done!

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