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Cookie Monster's "Secret Cookie Recipe!"

Turns out Cookie Mon­ster doesn’t just eat cook­ies, he bakes them, too.

Cookie Monster’s famous lines like “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!”, and “Om nom nom nom” left us think­ing all he did was scarf them down.

But Cookie Monster’s very own orig­i­nal cookie recipe has now resur­faced. It first appeared in the 1970s in “Big Bird’s Busy Book.”

And con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, Cookie Monster’s favorite cookie is not choco­late chip. He appar­ently prefers good old fash­ioned sugar cook­ies. He intro­duces the recipe with a friendly note to readers:

Dear Reader, Hello, There! Me Cookie Mon­ster and my favorite thing is eat­ing cook­ies. In this won­der­ful set of books me going to show you how to make all kinds of cook­ies! But first… me tell you secret recipe for Cookie Dough (It been in my fam­ily for years.)”

And in case you can’t read the fine print, here are the instruc­tions for you to bake them at home:

Ingre­di­ents
3/4 cup unsalted but­ter or mar­garine, soft­ened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tea­spoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tea­spoon bak­ing flour
1 tea­spoon salt

Equip­ment
Medium-sized mix­ing bowl
Mea­sur­ing cup and spoons
A fork

Instruc­tions
1. Put 3/4 cup of but­ter or mar­garine (that’s a stick and a half) into your mix­ing bowl.
2. Mea­sure 1 cup of sugar.
3. Pour sugar over but­ter.
4. With fork, squash but­ter and sugar together until they are blended.
5. Crack open two eggs and pour eggs over mix­ture in bowl.
6. Mea­sure 1 tea­spoon vanilla and pour over mix­ture.
7. With fork, blend every­thing in the bowl together.
8. Mea­sure 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and pour over mix­ture in bowl.
9. Mea­sure 1 tea­spoon bak­ing pow­der and sprin­kle over flour.
10. Mea­sure 1 tea­spoon of salt and sprin­kle over flour and bak­ing pow­der.
11. Mix every­thing together either with the fork or with your hands.
12. Put dough in ice­box to chill (at least one hour).

Cookie Mon­ster says you can make lots of dough at once, and save it in a plas­tic bag in your freezer for future bak­ing. How­ever, he must have been pre­oc­cu­pied, eat­ing all the dough before he got around to includ­ing the bak­ing time instruc­tions. Thank­fully TheKitchn.com comes to the res­cue, rec­om­mend­ing rolling out the cook­ies 1/4 inch thick, sprin­kling with sugar, and bak­ing at 400 degrees.

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