cookie monster cupcakes

These cookie monster cupcakes are lots of fun for birthday parties!

  • 50 mins + cooling
  • Makes 13
  • Easy

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BATTER

  • 120g soft butter
  • pinch salt
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 180ml sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 430ml self-raising flour
  • 125ml milk

FOR THE ICING

  • 750ml icing sugar
  • 180g soft butter
  • 8ml vanilla essence
  • 10ml milk
  • few drops blue food colouring

TO DECORATE

  • cornflour, for dusting
  • 45ml plastic icing
  • few drops black food colouring
  • black food colouring pen
  • 7 chocolate chip cookies, halved

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 13 holes of standard cupcake pans with cupcake cases.
  2. For the batter, beat the butter, salt, vanilla and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until combined.
  3. Add the flour and milk, alternating into the butter mixture until just combined. Spoon into cups until ⅔ full.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool on wire racks.
  5. For the icing, beat all the ingredients except colouring until well combined. Colour until dark blue. Spoon into a medium zip seal bag and make holes into the side (in an area the size of a R5 coin) with a toothpick. Pipe over the cupcakes.
  6. To decorate, lightly dust a surface with cornflour and roll the plastic icing out to 3mm thickness and cut out 26 x 1.5cm circles. Draw pupils on with the pen. Insert a cookie half into the side of the cupcake and top with two eyes.

FOLLOW THIS STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DECORATE THESE COOKIE MONSTER CUPCAKES 

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER AND PHOTOS BY ANDREA CALDWALL

Magazine issue date: January, 2017


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