Cookie monster with jars of chocolate chip cookies


The Cookie Monster's Cookies Aren't The Sweet Treats You Think
The delicious-looking chocolate chip cookies that Cookie Monster eats on Sesame Street aren't real. In fact, they're an entirely different food altogether.
The big round cookies that Cookie Monster happily piles into his mouth are actually painted rice cakes — and there's a very good reason he can't have any real cookies.
According to David Borgenicht's "Sesame Street Unpaved," the chocolate and oil in regular cookies would turn the fabric of the Muppets greasy, which would not be easy to clean.
Thanks to Cookie Monster's design, the rice cakes pass through the space of Cookie Monster's mouth and land harmlessly on the head of his puppeteer.