You need only seven ingredients to make them yourself.
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Since his debut on the first episode of Sesame Street back in 1969, Cookie Monster has been one of the sweetest characters on television. From his sweet googly eyes to his infectious laugh to his joy for all things edible…

...There's a lot to love about him—whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart.  

But the blue-hued monster is far from the only one who loves cookies. Collectively, Americans eat about 7 billion cookies each year, with a good chunk of those coming around holiday season. (TBH, we wouldn't be surprised if that number was higher this year with the amount of stress baking during the pandemic.)

So Cookie Monster took to Good Morning America to share his go-to treat as part of their "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" series. 

"Me always make mess when me make cookies. That's part of the fun," Cookie Monster advised the family who joined him via video chat to virtually bake his signature sugar cookie recipe.

The simple seven-ingredient cookies feature the usual suspects of butter, flour, eggs and (you guessed it!) sugar, plus vanilla, baking soda and a pinch of salt. The key to ace the texture, according to Cookie Monster, is to refrigerate the dough for 1 hour before rolling it out, slicing shapes as desired and baking. Allow to cool, then decorate as desired.

While they're not exactly the healthiest cookie recipe, they sure are great for a splurge. Plus once you bake a batch, you can package up any extras to share as no-contact food gifts for friends, family and neighbors.

C is for cookie...and for cheer. So gather the kids—or channel your inner one—and join us in trying the Me Famous Sugar Cookies recipe this week.