Foodie Friday: DIY Emoji/Emoticon Cookies

 Let me first start off with saying I DON'T BAKE.  Not, that I can't bake, I just have always chosen not to.  I've always thought there were too many steps involved and let's face it, it makes a big ol' mess!  I've tried making Christmas cookies every year with my son and they always come out in huge blobs and my son decorates them anyways.  

Just so happens our church is in the middle of a sermon series titled "Moodswingers".  It's a wonderful series about what the Bible says about controlling our emotions before they control us.  All of the creative materials for this series has been made of fun emoticons.  So this week we were signed up to bring snack for our eGroup (couples bible study) and I got the bright idea to make something emoticon themed!  Y'all, I baked!!  I made these adorable Emoji cookies!  And if I can do it, you can too!


1 pkg of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 egg
1 stick of butter
Flour (for non stick purposes only)
2 tubes of yellow icing
2 tubes of black icing
and whatever other color icing you want to use to decorate your favorite emoticons/emojis


Pour mix, egg and butter into a large mixing bowl and use the medium setting on your hand mixer for 2 minutes or until it's mixed up well and doesn't stick to your hands when you pull it out!

Then, I rolled out my dough in small sections and cut 6 circles at a time.  I will note that I put plenty of flour down on the cutting board and some on my dough and that helped the dough not stick to my rolling pin.  I have a ton of cookie cutters but ended up using the top of a drinking glass to get these "mostly" perfect circles.  I placed the cookies on a cookie sheet with non stick aluminum foil and set my oven for 350 and baked them for 6 minutes.  Once they're done baking let them cool for at least 30 minutes before you start decorating.  Once you frost them with the yellow icing you're going to want to wait about 10ish minutes to let the icing sit before adding any new colors on top.  This is where YOUR creativity comes in and you can choose which emoji faces you love best! 

Have fun and be sure to share your creations on social media and tag me @theplayfulmom so I can see your awesome creations!

*This post was not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned or photographed, I just loved these items and suggested them!*


  1. Yay !! It has come out great !! You did it :)

  2. How cute! I enjoy baking, but I've never really tried my hand at cookie decorating.

  3. Cute cookies! I love these. And I'm with you, I hate decorating cookies, too much work for something that will be gone in 30 seconds, lol.


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