Friday, 16 October 2009

recipe of the week - cookie monster’s famous cookie dough

The Sesame Street Library Volume 1 (published in 1978, featuring the letters A and B and the number 1) was my first cookbook. Cookie Monster had already debuted this recipe in another SS publication, but due to popular demand he re-released this ‘Famous Cookie Dough’ recipe. That monster can cook.

It’s an easy and fun recipe for kids. They’re yummy plain or flavoured with chocolate chips, adorned with smarties or whatever you’d like! Good for kids fundraisers, too.


170g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 and a half cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl, either by hand or with a mixer.
  3. When it’s changed colour to a paler yellow and the sugar is well combined, add vanilla and eggs. Beat again until combined.
  4. Add flour along with baking powder and salt and mix well. You should end up with a dough.
  5. Leave the dough in the bowl, cover, and place in the fridge for an hour or so to chill it.
  6. When chilled, roll the dough on a floured board to prevent it sticking. Roll into a thickness of about 1cm.
  7. Use cutters or a plastic cup to cut your cookies. It helps to dip the cutter or cup into flour before you cut the dough.
  8. Place on a lined baking tray and into the pre-heated oven. Cook for 6-8 minutes.

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