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Emoji Cookies

Emoji Cookies

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

Whatever you’re feeling, share it with these fun Emoji Cookies.

  • Hands-on Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE


Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375º F. Place parchment paper on cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and flour. Add in the vegetable oil, eggs and water and knead with hands as necessary.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Using a glass cup, press out round cookies and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Continue to roll out leftovers until no more dough is left. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until crisp but not burnt.
  • Once cool, use decorating gel in red, black, white and bubblegum pink to make your favorite emoticons. Enjoy!

Tips & Inspirations

Pour 2-3 cups of sugar into a sealable container. Combine with the zest of one lemon, shake well and store. Lemon infused sugar can be used immediately or kept for months, just like regular sugar.

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

For a uniform bake, always scoop and bake the same size cookie. This will ensure your cookies cooked to just the correct doneness every time.

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