While we all cozy in for some extra time at home, it can be tough to keep kids entertained. We recently learned that Cookie Monster is hosting a weekly ‘Snack Chat’ to help keep kiddos happy—and teach them simple recipes, too.
We love a show that promises you’ll eat and chat!
What Is Cookie Monster Snack Chat?
Each two-minute video is hosted by Cookie Monster of course, and filled with pure Sesame Street happiness. He mixes in with relevant lessons for kids, too. In the first video, Cookie Monster invites kids to virtually share a cookie, but only after he asks them to make sure their hands are nice and clean.
Don’t have any cookies on hand? We’re happy to share our favorite cookie recipes for you to bake at home.
When to Catch More Episodes
Cookie Monster Snack Chat releases a new episode every Tuesday on YouTube. In the second episode, Cookie Monster shows kids how to make a fruit smoothie—with the help of an adult, of course. It’s a basic recipe, but it’s a great idea for kids. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
Bonus: More Entertainment from Sesame Street
These bite-sized videos are part of Sesame Street’s brand-new Caring for Each Other initiative. The website is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort and focus a bit on yourself, too. You’ll find e-books, coloring pages, wellness tips, videos with your favorite characters and a variety of other free resources.
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Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies
Cookie butter and ground ginger add a new layer of flavor. The recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies, and they go fast. You may want to make a double batch. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, OhioGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cheery Cherry Cookies
With a tall glass of ice-cold milk, a couple of cherry cookies really hit the spot for dessert or as a snack. The coconut and bits of cherries provide a fun look and texture.
—Judy Clark, Elkhart, IndianaGo to Recipe
Peanut Butter Chippers
The smell of peanut butter and chocolate always brings my cookie-hungry family running to the kitchen. The recipe is so quick and easy, I often stir up a batch while making dinner. —Pat Doerflinger, Centerview, MissouriGo to Recipe
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Crazy about chocolate chips? This chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has plenty, not to mention lots of heart-healthy oatmeal. The gang’ll come back for seconds so this big batch recipe is perfect. This is the best ‘oat choc chip cookies recipe’ you’ll ever taste! —Diane Neth, Menno, South DakotaGo to Recipe
Amish Sugar Cookies
These easy-to-make, old-fashioned sugar cookies simply melt in your mouth! I’ve passed this recipe around to many friends. After I gave it to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won best of show. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, MissouriGo to Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies
I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because of the cinnamon in the batter and the caramel kiss on top. We love the cinnamon-caramel combination, but you could switch out the kiss with a different festive flavor. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New YorkGo to Recipe
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
My mother insisted that my grandmother write down one recipe for her when Mom got married in 1942: the how to make peanut butter cookies from scratch recipe. That was a real effort because Grandma was a traditional pioneer-type cook who used a little of this or that until it felt right. This treasured recipe is the only one she ever wrote down! —Janet Hall, Clinton, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies
Coconut, M&M’s and salty, crunchy pretzels make these loaded cookies unlike any you’ve ever tasted—or resisted. —Jackie Ruckwardt, Cottage Grove, OregonGo to Recipe
Frosted Red Velvet Cookies
My student job in college was in the bakery. These dreamy morsels take me back to that special place and time. Red velvet lovers will appreciate this fun take on the cake. —Christina Petri, Alexandria, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, WisconsinGo to Recipe
The history of this whimsically named treat is widely disputed, but the popularity of this classic cinnamon-sugar-coated cookie is undeniable! —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I’ll substitute mint-flavored chips for the semisweet chocolate chips. Either way, the chocolate cookies disappear quickly. This is one of our favorite easy chocolate chip cookie recipes. —Sheri Ziesemer, Olympia, WashingtonGo to Recipe
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These soft banana cookies have a cakelike texture and lots of flavor that everyone seem to love. It’s one of the best banana cookie recipes I’ve found. —Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
Guests will stand in line to kiss the cook when these treats are served!
For a change of pace, try them with chunky peanut butter, too. —Canada60, Tasteofhome.com CommunityGo to Recipe
Thick Sugar Cookies
A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery. My children often request these sweet treats for their birthdays and are always happy to help me decorate. —Heather Biedler, Martinsburg, West VirginiaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Miniature Peanut Butter Treats
This recipe is one of my family’s favorites, and I make the treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have three children and eight grandchildren, and every one of them loves those “peanut butter thingies,” as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, OklahomaGo to Recipe
Chippy Peanut Butter Cookies
“Hey, these are good!” is the surprised remark I hear when I bake these for the family. As simple as it may seem, all I do is follow directions. This works exceptionally well when it comes to making cookies. —Ian Badeer, Hickman, NebraskaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
I’m a busy mother of two young children. I work in our school office and help my husband on our hog and cattle farm. When I find time to bake a treat, I like it to be special. The creamy filling gives traditional peanut butter cookies a new twist. —Debbie Kokes, Tabor, South DakotaGo to Recipe
Yummy Cracker Snacks
These treats are my family’s favorite. In fact, it seems no matter how many I make, they always disappear too soon! —D. Weaver, Ephrata, PennsylvaniaGo to Recipe
My Kids’ Favorite Cookies
When I made these cookies for my boys while they were growing up, it was a real challenge to keep them away from the kitchen to let these cookies cool. I still make these mouthwatering morsels for my “boys” today. —Ardys Smith, Palo Alto, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
S’more Sandwich Cookies
Capture the taste of campfire s’mores in your kitchen. Graham cracker crumbs added to chocolate chip cookie dough bring out the flavor of the fireside favorite. Melting the cookies’ marshmallow centers in the microwave makes them simple to assemble. —Abby Metzger, Larchwood, IowaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Fudgy Mint Cookies
Chocolate lovers will get a double dose when they bite into this cakelike cookie. The cookies are especially popular served alongside a big scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream! —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids’ class parties. Not only do they look cute, but they are also delicious.—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, UtahGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
A friend gave me the recipe for these cookies many years ago, and they’re as delicious as the ones Mom used to make. The secret to the recipe is to measure exactly (no guessing on the amounts) and to not overbake. —Wendy Coalwell, Abbeville, GeorgiaGo to Recipe
Trail Mix Cookie Cups
My granddaughter helped create these cookie cups for the first time by using ingredients from my pantry and fridge. We used trail mix to jazz them up. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West VirginiaGo to Recipe
Giant Monster Cookies
Who can resist gigantic monster cookies chock-full of goodies like chocolate chips, M&M’s and peanut butter? If your appetite isn’t quite monster-size, make them by heaping tablespoonfuls. This is the world’s best monster cookies recipe. —Judy Fredenberg, Missoula, MontanaGo to Recipe
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
My kids start begging me for these cakelike sandwich cookies as soon as autumn arrives. I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t like these fun treats. —Deb Stuber, Carlisle, PennsylvaniaGo to Recipe
Thumbprint Butter Cookies
These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any fruit preserves you like. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe