This cookie was brought to you by the letter C and the number 2! :)
This cookie is pretty easy and actually adapted from an incredibly delicious "secret" recipe I found on the internet. Since the cookie does not get very brown I thought it would take food dye very well to make the perfect cookie monster blue.
The dough for the following recipe will make about 36 cookies or 18 monsters (depending on how big you roll the cookie balls). However to get enough eyes, you will either need to buy a bigger bag of all white M&Ms or buy many packages of coconut M&Ms. My 1.5 oz package had about 10-11 white M&Ms which was just enough to make 5 monsters.
The basic cookie recipe is this:
Cream Cheese Cookies
1 cup butter
1 sm pkg of Cream Cheese (3oz)
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and cream cheese . Slowly add sugar beat until fluffy
Beat in egg yolk, add flour and vanilla. Mix Well. Chill dough
For at least 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 mins.
If you do what I did (I removed about half of the dough to make the other kind of cookie) whee more cookies! Use this frosting, it is AWESOME:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons of butter
1 grated lemon rind
Cream butter and add sugar slowly add lemon juice and rind.
Spread on warm cookies
My personal note is that this makes about double the frosting you need, so I'd either cut this in 4 or make more cookies to go with the frosting.