From Monster Meditations to virtual playdates, Sesame Street has had parents’ backs as work, play and teach are all happening at home. So, we decided to pay tribute to the show—and come up with an afternoon craft/baking project kids and adults alike can enjoy—with these Cookie Monster-inspired cupcakes. After all, you need a treat to chomp on during the big blue guy’s weekly Snack Chats, right?
Start with basic buttercream and baked, cooled cupcakes in any flavor your kids like, then set up little cups (or even fill leftover cupcake liners) with the other ingredients, so they’re all within (little) arms’ reach. Just make sure to have extras on hand, because with a project like this, a few marshmallow eyes and cookie mouths are bound to be eaten. It’s all part of the creative process, you know?