Cookie Monster Cookies
These cookie monster cookies are so fun to make! They have golden chewy edges and a soft center. The Oreo in the middle makes these cookies over the top tasty. These cookies are great for kids and adults, birthdays, holidays and more!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These cookie monster cookies are quick and easy.
- They are fun for both kids and adults.
- The cookies are fun and festive for birthdays and holidays.
- The blue color makes them extra special.
- These cookies have gone viral on TikTok!
- Use gluten free flour for gluten free monster cookies.
- This recipe is gluten free and nut free.
- Check out these Stuffed Cookies for another dessert idea!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for cookie monster cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Use cold butter straight from the fridge. Do not use melted or softened butter. The cold butter helps these cookies maintain their shape and hold the Oreo inside while baking. I have not tried using dairy free butter for this recipe.
Both light brown sugar and granulated sugar add the sweetness.
The egg helps the cookies bind together. To replace the egg, use ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce in its place. Check out these Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies for more egg free baking tips.
A little vanilla extract adds a great classic cookie flavor.
Both regular flour and gluten free 1 to 1 flour work well. I used gluten free 1 to 1 flour for this recipe. I do not recommend directly substituting almond flour, coconut flour, cassava flour or oat flour.
Both baking soda and baking powder leaven these cookies.
White chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips add some sweetness! Feel free to use all white chocolate chips or all regular chocolate chips. Mini chocolate chips are another good option.
Both regular and gluten free Oreos can be used. Additionally, feel free to use double stuffed Oreos.
Blue food coloring adds the blue color. Feel free to use all natural blue food dyes or regular food coloring. Lastly, the blue color is totally optional. It makes these cookies more whimsical, but does not change the flavor or texture.
What are Cookie Monster Cookies?
These blue cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and an Oreo.
They are thick, chewy and soft in the middle.
Surprisingly, Cookie Monster’s favorite cookies are old fashioned sugar cookies. His recipe was first published in a cookbook in the 1970s. The cookies call for flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt.
This version is fun, whimsical, and great for kids.
Taste & Texture
These cookie monster cookies taste like classic chocolate chip cookies with an Oreo in the middle. In addition, the white chocolate chips add a great flavor. Overall, these cookies are slightly buttery and sweet.
The edges are slightly crispy and chewy. The middles are soft and so delicious!
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.
Then, add in egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.
Add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir until a thick dough is formed. Then, add in blue food coloring and beat until dough is uniformly blue.
Fold in white chocolate chips and chocolate chips.
Scoop out balls of dough. Place on lined sheet and flatten with hands. Place 2 inches away from each other.
Then, place an Oreo in the middle of each flattened dough ball.
Place another small flattened ball of dough on top of the Oreo. Use hands to fully enclose Oreo with cookie dough.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until the cookies look barely set in the middle.
Finally, remove from oven. Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes. Then carefully remove to a wire rack.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use cold butter from the fridge. Do not use melted or softened butter. This helps the cookies stay more compact while baking.
Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well.
Follow step by step photos above to see how to enclose the Oreo.
Enclose Oreo fully with cookie dough.
Do not over bake! Since the cookies are blue, it is more difficult to tell when they are done baking.
To test if cookies are done, look at their centers. They should look soft and almost under baked. They will firm up slightly when cooled.
Additionally, the edges of the cookie monster cookies are slightly golden.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider switching up these cookie monster cookies.
Use a square of chocolate instead of the Oreo. These Chocolate Filled Cookies provide some inspiration.
Use a caramel instead of the Oreo. Check out these Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Or, consider using a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Replace Oreo with a Hershey’s kiss.
Add mini chocolate chips to the batter.
Replace chocolate chips with chocolate chunks.
How to Serve & Store
Serve cookie monster cookies hot and fresh! They only take a few minutes to cool down enough to handle.
They pair well with milk, coffee and hot chocolate.
For dessert, serve them with vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Top with whipped cream or hot fudge sauce!
Store cookies covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
The middles of the cookies should look soft still. Check out the edges of the cookies. They are slightly golden when finished baking.
Sure! Use caramels, Hershey kisses, Reese’s peanut butter cups or a Dove chocolate square.
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If you make this cookie monster cookies recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, check out these Dessert Recipes.
Get the Recipe: Cookie Monster Cookies
- First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.
- Then, add in egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir until a thick dough is formed. Add in 4 to 5 drops of food coloring. Mix until dough is uniformly blue.
- Fold in white chocolate chips and chocolate chips.
- Scoop out balls of dough. Place on lined sheet and flatten with hands.
- Then, place an Oreo in the middle of each flattened dough ball.
- Place another small flattened ball of dough on top of the Oreo. Use hands to fully enclose Oreo with cookie dough.
- Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until the cookies look barely set.
- Finally, remove from oven. Allow cookies to cool on pan for 5 minutes. Then carefully remove to a wire rack.
- Use cold butter right from the fridge.
- Beat butter and sugars until no clumps of butter remain.
- The dough will be thick.
- Feel free to use all white chocolate chips or all regular chocolate chips if desired.
- I only used about 5 drops of blue food coloring for the cookies in these photos.
- Fully enclose the Oreos with cookie dough. See photos above for reference.
- Bake until the cookies look barely set. They firm up slightly at room temperature.
- Mine were perfect at 9 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- These cookies freeze well.
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