Monday, May 26, 2014

Cookie Monster's Special Cookies and the Sesame Street Cookie Stamper

Recently I fell down the rabbit hole that is google while looking at cookie cutters.  I found a blog post with the most adorable set of vintage Sesame Street Cookie cutters so I made it my mission to find a set on ebay.  I made cookies for my son's birthday.  Since I learned just about everything there was to know about this rare cookie stamper set from Wilton and Pillsbury, I have discovered that the recipe for Cookie Monster's Special Cookies is no where on the internet.  Seeing as his famous recipe from the Sesame Street Treasury (and other books) is everywhere I thought I'd share this recipe for those of you with a bit of nostalgia for your old set, or those looking for a cinnamon flavored Cookie Monster cookie.

My notes are to use powdered sugar instead of flour when rolling out the cookies, make sure to dust the top surface of the cookie dough in addition to dipping the cutter in powdered sugar between cutting out each cookie. Failure to do so will mean that cookie dough will get caught in the crevices of your cookie stamp and will force you to dig out each sticky bit with a toothpick.  I do not recommend using flour when rolling out the dough.  I tried it on the Oscar cookies and they really tasted of flour after baking, whereas the Count/Cookie Monster/Grover cookies came out with a pleasant sweet cinnamon taste.

These images are hosted on flickr so please feel free to click on the recipe and download a higher resolution file for your baking use.
Grouch Cookies for a Messy themed birthday party
Cookies made with the Sesame Street Cookie Stamper
Cookie Monster looks lovingly on his fresh made cookies
Instructions for the Sesame Street Cookie Stamper
Cookie Monster's Special Cookie Recipe
More instructions, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Baking Time
Final Message from Cookie Monster

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

My Breakfast was on FoodBeast!
Check it out! My Pumpkin Waffle Deep Fried Ice Cream Sandwiches were featured both on FoodBeast in the Cravings Section and Instructables in the Food Section!

The Captain's Waffle
The Captain's Waffle
Loaded with Deep Fried Ice Cream flavored Deluxe Ice Cream from Ralphs, and made with Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix. An awesome dessert, or an even more incredible Breakfast!
My Waffle
My Waffle
Lighter on the ice cream but sprinkled with large sugar crystals. An incredible crunch on this fall treat!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Photo Book

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I've always wanted to write my own book on Macarons but figured it would never happen, but thanks to Shutterfly I've made my own personal book and it looks like the real deal, I can't wait until it gets here :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Macadamia nut chocolate chip cookies

Macadamia nut chocolate chip cookies

Macadamia nut chocolate chip cookies
I was really craving chocolate chip cookies so I made these and used the macadamias from the freezer, a long ryone ago I actually peeled and dried and then had shelled some macadamias, but they have been hidden in the freezer forever, still delicious though!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012



I'm not sure where I'm getting these bursts of energy, but when I saw the grapevine had new leaves I decided to make dolma, here it is ready to bake.

Almost done

Almost done
At this point I thought it was done but I really needed more time, the recipe I used didn't specify a temp so I went with 350 & i should have gone with 450

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