It’s Party Time!
Over the weekend I had an opportunity to do the cookies for the most adorable two-year-old ever! Craft Box Girls Founder, Lynn Lilly, brought me on board the party planning train to do some custom cookies for her daughter’s Sesame Street themed second birthday and I must tell you these little puppets gave me a run for my money!
Planning the cookie order
Sesame Street Characters started with very basic colors. Primary colors were used when the puppets were originally created. Red, orange, blue, yellow, green. All things super simple, the same colors were used to create new logos and monsters added to the neighborhood. As the popularity of the show continues to grow, the newer characters have branched out in color. Insert one of the newest fairy muppets, Abby!
While some of the most basic colors (blue and yellow) are apart of her makeup, the hot pink and purple hair she’s most known for were most certainly one of the more difficult aspects of this cookie order. The only other really tricky part of this entire order was realizing Cookie Monster has NO nose!
Cookie Order Supplies
I used an Elmo Sandwich cutter to make both Elmo and Cookie Monster! Genius idea right! I picked mine up a few years ago when my youngest was still in elementary school and I thought it would be fun to add Elmo sandwiches to her lunch. While I don’t remember ever actually making her an Elmo sandwich, it works beautifully for cookies.
Wilton also makes a super handy cookie cutter set you can grab right here for your next Sesame Street themed party.
Sesame Street Inspired Cookie Set
After spending hours creating the custom cookies for Lily’s party, I realized this would be a little too intense to try and explain in a blog post. That got my wheels to turning for our Sesame Street show on November 19, 2019. I decided to make this idea far more simple and a lot more kid-friendly!
Using store-bought sugar cookie dough or you can use my favorite cut out recipe, create some square cookies. Allow cookie dough to chill for at least 2 hours in the freezer or 4 hours in the fridge to help prevent spreading.
Bake off the cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake for the recommended amount of time per your recipe and allow to cool for a minimum of ten minutes. After about 7-8 minutes I like to flip the cookies over when I don’t have a cooling rack for cookies.
Prepare your icing. For the cookies on the show, I used a glaze instead of my normal royal icing recipe. I used the glaze for this project for two reasons. It’s simple and it’s forgiving. You have a lot more working time with a glaze than royal icing. It’s also much thicker and kind of hard to mess up.
Use solid colors and candy eyes to create all of the likenesses of the characters. Feel free to add Sprinkles for added fur texture if you’d like. We kept ours very simple for the show but you can let your imagination soar!
Glaze icings give you more working time when decorating sugar cookies. This is not an icing for very detailed cookie decorating, however its perfect for icing cookies with kids.
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white coloring gel optiona
- Mix all ingredients (sugar on the bottom) until well combined. Icing will be thick. You want to mix it on low until combined then increase to medium until icing is thick like honey.