C is for Cookie

Everyone and their mother has been baking and decorating these little Cookie Monster cupcakes, which I’m sure you’ve seen on one of the many social network platforms throughout the web. I think I first saw these two years ago on Tumblr, but who are we kidding? These have been baked to death, but they’re still effing adorable!

A friend of mine recently put in an order for several Cookie Monster cupcakes, in chocolate chip flavour. I’m  going to share the cupcake recipe, though I wish I’d taken better pictures. The cupcakes themselves were amazing, fresh out of the oven. Soft, fluffy, and tasted just like a chocolate chip cookie should.

I have to admit that I scoured the internet for a good choc chip cupcakes recipe, but was put off by the first few ones I found as they involved separating eggs. ARGH. I was being lazy… and after an extra hour of searching to no avail, I decided to go on with the Martha Stewart recipe. Here ya go:

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line your cupcake tins, set aside
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, then continue beating while slowly pouring in the milk and vanilla
  4. Beat the flour in until just combined
  5. Then in a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form (I did this before anything else then put the egg whites aside) and fold into the batter
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and cool completely
You may choose to stop there, and eat as is with a glass of milk while they’re still warm. Or, let them cool completely and frost with some cream cheese frosting coloured blue using a grass tip. I rolled out ready-made Satin Ice white fondant for the eyes, then dotted on eyes with edible food marker. Then just press in half a mini chocolate chip cookie where the mouth should be. 

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