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Cookie Monster Sock Puppets & Celebration

By Cindy Hopper

We think ANY excuse to celebrate Cookie Monster is a good one!

Even though the Muppets officially like to recognize Cookie Monster’s Birthday as November 2, it looks like it is also recognized on May 25, the birthday of Frank Oz, one of the famous Jim Henson puppeteers.

We think ANY excuse to celebrate Cookie Monster is a good one!

Celebrate this cookie lover by making your own Cookie Monster puppet!

Cookie Monster Puppet Supplies

  • bright blue sock
  • low temp glue gun
  • ping pong ball
  • google eyes or a black sharpie marker
  • black poster board
  • scissors

How to make a Cookie Monster Puppet

Cut a piece of black poster board slightly smaller than the width of the sock. Fold in half.

Push in toe of sock and place black poster board inside. Glue with low temp glue gun.

Cut ping pong ball in half and glue to top of sock.

Glue google eyes to front of of ping pong ball or make eyes with a sharpie marker.

You don’t want a mad Cookie Monster,

So you will want to make these yummy Monster Cookies.

Monster Cookies from Paula Dean

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Now everybody is happy!

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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