'GMA' Deals:

Cookie Monster's Original Cookie Recipe Recovered

View photo

.

Courtesy Sesame Street

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 powder 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.

View Comments (13)

Recommended for You

  • First Look at 'Deepwater Horizon' Trailer

    Mark Wahlberg is bringing the real-life disaster story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion to life on the big screen."Good Morning America" debuted the first trailer for the film, "Deepwater Horizon," which features the stories of those who worked on the BP rig during its harrowing…

    Good Morning America17 mins ago
  • Winnie-the-Pooh Meets Queen Elizabeth and Prince George in New Children's Book

    Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most iconic children's characters of all time, is celebrating his 90th birthday and sharing it with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who also turned 90 this year. It's the first time the beloved clumsy bear has met the U.K.'s beloved queen, and the queen's…

    Good Morning America18 mins ago
  • 3 Killed, 50 Injured in Chemical Factory Explosion in India

    Three people were killed and dozens more were injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in India this morning, officials said.The blast, which happened around 11:30 a.m. local time in Dombivli -- roughly 20 miles outside Mumbai -- was so loud that companies nearby felt the vibrations even as…

    Good Morning America21 mins ago
  • 'GMA' Deals and Steals Under $20

    Tory Johnson has exclusive discounts for "GMA" viewers all under $20.

    Good Morning America38 mins ago
  • 1 Dead, 3 Injured After Shooting at NYC Venue Where T.I. Scheduled to Perform

    Four people were shot -- one fatally -- at New York City's Irving Plaza Wednesday night, prior to rapper T.I. The gunfire erupted at 10:15 p.m. inside Irving Plaza, located just east of Manhattan's Union Square. There were two performers on the stage at the time of the shooting, NYPD Chief of…

    Good Morning America
  • World Leaders 'Rattled' by Donald Trump as the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Obama Says

    President Obama said world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee for the U.S. presidency. "They are paying very close attention to this election," the president told reporters Wednesday in Japan of his discussions with world leaders. "They are surprised by the…

    Good Morning America
  • President Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Visit Holy Site After Awkward Encounter

    President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited one of Japan's holiest sites today, just a day after their awkward, joint news conference. It was a stark contrast to the icy reception Obama received when he landed in Japan Wednesday. Obama will travel to Hiroshima Friday, becoming…

    Good Morning America
  • Jennifer Aniston's Mother, Nancy Dow, Has Died

    Jennifer Aniston is mourning the loss of her mother Nancy Dow.In a statement, the actress said Dow died "after enduring a long illness."She was 79.Jennifer Aniston Talks About Her Mother"It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow. She was 79…

    Good Morning America
  • Meet Akash, the Scripps National Spelling Bee's Youngest Contestant

    Akash Vukoti of San Angelo, Texas, may be the youngest contestant -- and the first first-grader -- ever to reach the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but he's in it to win it. "I knew all the words they gave, not just to me but to every speller," Akash said today after his first appearance on the…

    Good Morning America
  • 'Return of the Jedi' Originally Had a Much More Aggressive Title

    "Star Wars" fans are getting a pretty neat look at what the original promotion and plan was for "Return of the Jedi."The 1983 film, which marked the end of the three original films, was actually supposed to be called "Revenge of the Jedi."Read: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': What Critics Are…

    Good Morning America
  • Teresa Giudice's Bankruptcy Case Will Be Re-opened After She Served 15 Months

    Today, a federal judge in New Jersey re-opened the bankruptcy case against "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice. Giudice just finished serving a 15-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and admitting that she and her husband adjusted their income on bank…

    Good Morning America
  • Surrogate Mom at Center of Legal Battle Speaks Out

    Melissa Cook, a 48-year-old mother of four who made headlines when she refused to abort one of the triplets she was carrying as a surrogate mom, says she will never give up her fight to see the three babies she bore in February. So she has taken the issue to court, asking a Los Angeles judge…

    Good Morning America
  • Solar Impulse Pilot Shares Most Sublime Moment of Journey So Far

    Solar Impulse, the lightweight solar-powered airplane being flown by two pilots on a journey around the world, hit a milestone this afternoon after successfully crossing the United States. Swiss adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg take turns flying the one-seater airplane, which is…

    Good Morning America
  • This Homeless Shelter Is Empowering Teen Girls by Teaching Them to Code

    A homeless shelter in Boston is empowering its teenage girls in an unprecedented way: by teaching them how to code. During the past school year, a dozen or so girls have been coming together one night a week to take coding classes in the humble basement of Brookview House, a homeless shelter and…

    Good Morning America
  • Prince Harry to Host Coldplay at Kensington Palace

    Prince Harry will be rocking out for a cause close to his heart. The 31-year-old prince has invited Coldplay to headline a concert for his Sentebale charity in the back garden of Kensington Palace on June 28. “We're delighted to join Prince Harry for this very special concert and to support…

    Good Morning America
  • 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Creates and Directs Animated Film

    Neshama Ryman, of Riverdale, New York, created the characters and storyline for her movie, “The Klumz,” while she was undergoing treatment for the alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma she was diagnosed with while in kindergarten. The now fifth-grade student knew during her treatment that she would have a…

    Good Morning America
  • Formerly Homeless Student Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

    The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor's degree in English and a certificate in forensic science was an arduous one for Bianca Jeannot, 22, and not just because of the academic challenges. Paul Santons, 34, was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease some 11 years ago and is…

    Good Morning America
  • GMO Mosquito Company Calls for Expedited Action to Allow Test Against Zika Virus

    The head of a British biotech company that has developed a genetically modified mosquito in an effort to lower the population of the insects that spread the Zika virus called for federal regulators today to expedite a decision about on conducting a test of these mosquitoes in Florida. Hadyn Parry,…

    Good Morning America
  • Jack Osbourne Opens Up About Living With MS, Calls Family 'Heroes'

    Four years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jack Osbourne calls his family the real "heroes" in his battle with the disease. When Osbourne was diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease in 2012, he was 26-years-old and a new dad. Now the father of two girls with wife Lisa…

    Good Morning America
  • New Captain America Comic Has Major Twist

    They killed off Wolverine a few years back, then they took away Steve Rogers' superpowers.Now, Marvel Comics just dropped the bomb of all comic bombs. Captain America is a Hydra agent!?Say it ain't so.In a new series, "Captain America: Steve Rogers #1" out today, writer Nick Spencer and Marvel…

    Good Morning America