Let’s Celebrate with a Cookie Monster on a Skillet Cookie after my Accident

cookie monster cake

Guys, I feel like celebrating with this cookie monster cake! Some of you may have seen it on Facebook that I had a bike accident a while ago. Not to bore you with the details, but I was in the hospital for almost a week and on sick-leave for four more weeks afterwards. So I had to stay in bed a lot and I felt like comfort food. As a proclaimed cookie monster it was quickly decided that it was going to be a skillet cookie. I mean, if you don’t make the cookie monster on top, you don’t even have to form the cookie, you just pat everything into a skillet.

cookie monster cakeYou don’t HAVE to make the cookie monster, but isn’t it just so adorable?

If you don’t make the cookie monster on top with some buttercream, you will be done in a jiffy, I promise. Yes, this is comfort food and no, if you are counting calories, look elsewhere. But I am so grateful that I am recovering and that nothing worse happened. I am grateful that all the wounds in the face are healing, I am grateful that I didn’t break a single bone, and that I had many guardian angels protecting me when I crashed with my bike.

cookie monster cakeSo as stated, let’s celebrate with this cookie monster cake today, celebrate life, you never know what is going to happen. While I was making this cookie cake, I listened to the song “One Day Away” by Buddy Guy. I feel it summarizes exactly what I have been feeling recently. So I quote part of the song here:

Every moment has a meaning
And time is a precious thing
When we wake up in the morning
Who knows what it’s gonna bring?

Life rearranges
All of our best laid plans
Better say what’s in your heart
You might not get another chance

So tell them you love them
And do it today
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wish one day away
Don’t wish one day away, oh no

If you’ve taken folks for granted
Think they’ll always be around
It’s too late to say you’re sorry
When they’re sleeping in the ground

So tell them you love them
And do it today
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Don’t wish one day away
Don’t wish one day away… (Lyrics of “One Day Away” quoted according to Keith Urban and Buddy Guy)

Maybe you also feel like listening to the song while making the cookie cake. I also give some tips if you want to make the cookie monster with buttercream. I don’t own a grass tip, usually you would use that for the fur of the cookie monster. I just used a ziplog bag, pricking a few holes in one corner. Worked like a charm.

Credit: Skillet Cookie from Sally’s Baking Addiction, buttercream for the cookie monster from The Though Cookie

Cookie Monster Cake

Print Recipe
Serves: One 25 cm ∅ skillet Cooking Time: 50min preparation +30min of baking

Ingredients

  • Cookie Cake
  • 230 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 50 grams of regular sugar
  • 150 grams of brown sugar
  • 2 egg, size L at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 310 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 180 grams of chocolate chips
  • 150 grams of M&Ms

  • Buttercream (if you wish to add the cookie monster, the cookie cake also tastes delicious without it)
  • 28 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 80 grams of regular sugar
  • 190 grams/milliliters of milk
  • 180 grams of butter at room temperature
  • Blue and black food coloring
  • Either ziplog bags or piping utensils with a gras tip

Instructions

1

For the cookie cake lightly crease a skillet that can be used in the oven. Mine has a diameter of 25cm. Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

Cream the butter for about a minute, then add the sugars. After creaming for another minute, add eggs and vanilla extract.

3

Add flour, cornstarch, and baking soda and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and M&Ms.

4

Spread into prepared skillet, I patted down the dough with my hands, you can also use a spatula. Reserve enough dough for at least one cookie if you make the cookie monster on top.

5

Bake between 30-35min or until edges are crisp and lightly golden. If your skillet is considerably larger or smaller, adjust baking times. Bake the single cookie for about 8-10min or until edges are golden. Let cool.

6

For the buttercream mix together flour, sugar and milk in a pot. Heat up while stirring and let boil for about two to three minutes. It should thicken considerably. Let cool. If not using shortly after, place plastic wrap directly on it. Should be kept at room temperature.

7

Beat the butter for about five minutes or until lighter in color and add the cooled off flour, one tablespoon at a time. Once everything is combined, beat for another minute. Take away about four tablespoons for the black and white part, then add the blue food coloring to the rest and beat for another minute. Color the rest in black, you barely need any white, just for the eyes.

8

I didn't have a grass tip, so I put about five holes the size of a toothpick into the corner of a ziplock bag and filled it with blue frosting.

9

Start piping, first with the body of the cookie monster, then the head. Leave the hand for last, after having done the black and white parts. Break up the cookie, the cookie monster should keep a part in his hand, the rest should be somewhere at the bottom broken into pieces. Do the hand last, then pipe, if desired, a frame around the edges. I used a small M tip for that. Obviously you can also go for another ornament.

cookie monster cake

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Sabrinaramona
    Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 02:57 PM

    Hallo Jenny,
    ich hoffe dir geht es mittlerweile wieder besser! Der Cookie sieht echt super cool aus & war bestimmt auch sehr lecker.

    Liebe Grüße
    Sabrinaramona.com

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 03:12 PM

      Liebe Sabrina, ich habe den Cookie seitdem tatsächlich bereits nochmal gemacht, diesmal ohne Cookie-Monster, so gut ist der! Und ja, mir geht es besser, ich arbeite wieder 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie
    Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 03:35 PM

    Ach herrje, das klingt ja übel. Ich hoffe, du hast dich mittlerweile gut erholt und dir geht’s soweit wieder gut!
    Das Cookie-Monster sieht toll aus!!
    Ich kenne übrigens ein Cookie-Monster persönlich, das sich sicher riesig über diesen Riesenkeks freuen würde. Notier ich mir gleich mal.
    Danke dir und liebe Grüße
    Julie

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 06:34 PM

      Ja, mir geht es wieder besser und ich schicke dir virtuell ein ganz großes Stück rüber!

  • Reply
    Melanie Höfer
    Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 08:33 PM

    Oh das ist ne voll gute Idee für meinen Sohn. Das Krümelmonster geht bei Kindern ja immer. Sehr schönes Rezept. Danke!

    Liebe Grüße
    Melanie von https://www.lovingcarli.com

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 08:49 PM

      Liebe Melanie, das finde ich auch, freue mich, wenn du Rückmeldung gibst, falls du es ausprobierst!

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