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Cookie Monster Donuts are such a delicious treat! If you’re craving the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie with simple and fast ingredients, these adorable cookie monster donuts need to happen!

White plate with donut topped with blue frosting with edible eyes and cookie.

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You can easily spend your mornings snacking away and loving every bite of this easy donut recipe. Even the kids will love eating this adorable donut monster – it’s too good to pass up!

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these Mickey Tye Dye Cookies as well. I also think that my No-Bake Halloween Treat: Chocolate Swiss Roll Bat Cakes, is pretty delicious as well!

  • Adorable idea for a birthday party or Sesame street fan
  • A simple way to make a recipe for breakfast or dessert
  • Perfect addition for any Cookie Monster fan!

Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter – I always use salted butter when baking. If you only have salted butter, omit adding in any salt elsewhere.
  • Light Brown Sugar – You can also use white sugar instead of brown sugar.
  • Sugar – Added to sweeten the cookies, frosting, and donuts.
  • Egg
  • Pure Vanilla
  • Flour 
  • Kosher Salt – To taste.
  • Baking Powder – Helps to give the donuts a fluffy texture.
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – You can also vary up with a different flavor of chocolate chips.
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – This helps to create a rich and creamy texture.
  • Sky blue gel food coloring – To give the frosting that cookie monster coloring!
  • Edible eyes – A must!
  • Ground Nutmeg – Ground cinnamon could be used as well.
  • Whole milk – I like to use whole milk for the added fat content as it creates richness.
  • Canola oil 

How To Make Homemade Donuts with Blue Frosting

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES:

Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step Two: Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla until combined and fluffy.

Step Three: Using a small bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder.

Step Four: Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms.

Step Five: Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step Six: Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out dough onto the cookie sheets. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and allow the cookies to cool completely.

TO MAKE VANILLA FROSTING:

Step One: Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until creamy, smooth, and stiff with peaks.

Step Two: Mix in the sky blue gel food coloring until the color is fully mixed in.

Step Three: Scoop the frosting into the piping bag and set aside

TO MAKE THE VANILLA DONUTS:

Collage of decorating a cookie monster donut.

Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with baking spray Using a small bowl, whisk the flour, ground nutmeg, sugar, baking powder, and salt In a large bowl, whisk the milk, egg, vanilla, and oil until combined.

Step Two: Whisk in the dry ingredients until combined and smooth.

Step Three: Scoop the batter into the piping bag and fill the donut cavity ¾ way full.

Step Four: Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.

Step Five: Instantly remove from the oven and turn the pan over onto a wire rack and allow to cool Once the donuts are cooled, pipe dollops of frosting all over the top half of the donut Place two eyes in the top middle of the donut (Photos 1, 2 & 3)

Step Six: Cut a chocolate chip cookie in half and place the half cookie in the bottom corner of the donut where it looks like the cookie is in cookie monster’s mouth (Photo 4)

Step Seven: Allow the frosting to harden for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Donut decorated as a cookie monster on a white plate.

How to Store

To keep the donuts as fresh as possible for as long as possible, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.

Eat within 2-3 days.

Substitutions

You can really have fun with these donuts! You can change up the cookie that you add or even save some time and buy premade frosting from the store.

You can also make my Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and use them with this donut recipe!

Three cookie monster donuts on small white plates.

FAQs

Can baked donuts be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze baked donuts. Just put them in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer. You want to freeze them without any frosting or decorations.

How long does it take a donut to cool down?

If you put the baked donuts on wired racks, they should be cooled down within 20 minutes or so. After they’ve cooled, it’s time to add the frosting.

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White plate with a cookie monster donut.
5 from 4 votes

Cookie Monster Donuts


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Everyone is going to love these simple cookie monster donuts! They're fun and creative to make and so much fun to eat!

Ingredients 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

  • ½ cup (113 ½ g) unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup (220 g) light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250 g) flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup (180 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup (227 g) unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 cups (360 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 4 drops gel food coloring sky blue
  • edible eyes

Vanilla Donut Ingredients

Instructions

To make the chocolate chip cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg and vanilla until combined and fluffy
  • Using a small bowl, whisk the flour, salt and baking powder
  • Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms
  • Fold in the chocolate chips
  • Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out dough onto the cookie sheets
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and allow the cookies to cool completely

To make the vanilla frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until creamy, smooth and stiff with peaks
  • Mix in the sky blue gel food coloring until color is fully mixed in
  • Scoop the frosting into the piping bag and set aside

To make the vanilla donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with baking spray Using a small bowl, whisk the flour, ground nutmeg, sugar, baking powder and salt In a large bowl, whisk the milk, egg, vanilla and oil until combined
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients until combined and smooth
  • Scoop the batter into the piping bag and fill the donut cavity ¾ way full
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes
  • Instantly remove from oven and turn the pan over onto a wire rack and allow to cool Once donuts are cooled, pipe dollops of frosting all over the top half of the donut Place two eyes in the top middle of the donut
  • Cut a chocolate chip cookie in half and place the half cookie in the bottom corner of the donut where it looks like the cookie is in cookie monsters mouth
  • Allow the frosting to harden for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1480kcal (74%) Carbohydrates: 202g (67%) Protein: 11g (22%) Fat: 72g (111%) Saturated Fat: 40g (250%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 194mg (65%) Sodium: 545mg (24%) Potassium: 355mg (10%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 148g (164%) Vitamin A: 1716IU (34%) Vitamin C: 0.1mg Vitamin D: 1µg (7%) Calcium: 164mg (16%) Iron: 6mg (33%)

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