These Cookie Monster-inspired macarons are almost too cute to eat

Macarons have a reputation for being one of the most elegant desserts you can serve your guests, and for good reason: The classic French meringue can be a bit fussy to make and its creation may intimidate even the most experienced baker.

But this recipe for Macaron Cookie Monster Cookies from Jill at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons makes macarons accessible for even beginners, and the super-cute “Sesame Street” design will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

The key to creating light, delectable macarons is to take your time. From setting out your eggs on the counter a few hours before you begin baking to gently folding in your ingredients with a saint’s patience, macarons aren’t a dessert that can be rushed.

But that’s half their beauty. They require mindfulness and focus, and this level of care and attention elevates macarons to a truly special treat for your loved ones.

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Despite the time it takes, macarons actually require only a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand: Eggs, sugar, almond flour, cream, powdered sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract.

To make the Cookie Monster Macarons, you will a few special additions, including candy eyes and miniature chocolate chips to help create your Cookie Monster face. You will also need blue food coloring, of course, to mimic Cookie Monster’s bright blue fur!

These tiny cookies only take 10-15 minutes to bake in the oven. Then, a creamy, fluffy filling is sandwiched between the blue macarons and a tiny little cookie (Jill says that Cookie Crisp cereal works well) is stuffed in the cuddly monster’s mouth. Place two candy eyes on his head to complete the effect.

Whether you are throwing a “Sesame Street”-themed birthday party, putting together a baby shower or simply celebrating an everyday occasion, these Cookie Monster Macarons are sure to be a memorable treat.

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Find the full recipe here.

Did you know that Cookie Monster has his own cookie dough recipe? You might want to try it, if you love cookies (almost) as much as this funny blue muppet does.

We hope you’re inspired to make some cute “Sesame Street”-style treats for your table now!