{ sesame street sandwich cookies }

My son and I were so excited to see Sesame Street Live while they were in Saskatoon! To celebrate, we made some cute and easy sandwich cookies of our two favourite characters: Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Read on to see how we did it, or watch as I demonstrate with some very special guests on CTV Morning Live! (Note: If you're watching the video with your kids, you may want to mute and block their view of the screen for the advertisements before the CTV segment, as they are often not age-appropriate.)

C is for Cookie!
~ 1 package white cake mix
 ~ 1 egg, at room temperature
~ 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
~ blue and/or red food dye gel

F is for Frosting!
~ 3/4 cup butter, softened
~ 3 cups powdered sugar
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
~ 2 tablespoons 2 percent milk

D is for Decorations!
~ yogurt covered raisins, white M&Ms or white jelly beans (for eyes)
~ food-safe markers or fine-tipped decorative icing (for eyes)
~ mini chocolate chip cookies or pieces (for Cookie Monster's mouth)
~ orange jelly beans (for Elmo's nose)

Brought to you by the number 10: Just 10 Easy Steps!
1. Beat cake mix, egg and butter on low speed until combined.
2. Divide dough into two if you're making both characters. Add approximately four toothpicks of blue food gel to make Cookie Monster's color and approximately five toothpicks of red food gel to the other batch to make Elmo cookies.
3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls on parchment covered baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in a 350 F degree oven. Let completely cool on the cookie sheets.
5. Beat the butter for frosting on medium speed until smooth. Scrape sides with spatula.
6. Add powdered sugar and beat at medium speed.
7. Add vanilla extract and beat on medium speed.
8. Add milk and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add another tablespoon of milk if the frosting is too thick.
9. Assemble by frosting the flat side of one cookie. Place another cookie of similar size on top of the frosting, flat side down. Lightly press down so that the frosting reaches the edges of the cookies.
10. Attach decorations with small dollops of frosting and allow to dry.

Note: You can use any colour and decorations for this recipe to make other characters, or simply roll the gooey sides of each cookie in sprinkles for a festive cookie for any occasion.




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