Instead of texting your friend, give them an adorable Emoji Cookies and Mega M&M Emojis. They will express exactly how you feel and would look great on an emoji cake!
The Internet and text messaging have revolutionized the way we communicate, but showing the correct emotion in written form can be challenging. A sentence can be misconstrued easily, so some clever person created emoticons to allow us all to express the correct emotion when we write e-mails or send texts.
I have to admit I use emoticons often, especially so when sending e-mails to friends. So it didn't surprise me that when I opened a bag of the new Mega M&Ms and poured them into a bowl the first thing I thought of was how cute they would be made into emoticons.
I immediately pulled out a bunch of the quarter sized yellow candies and drew emoticon faces on them. I thought this was a great project for kids. It's so simple yet so fun. So, I shared the tutorial for making them over at KidsActivitiesBlog a few weeks ago.
The day I made these, my friend, Cheri, stopped by. I was in the middle of making all sorts of edible crafts and she thought it would be fun to give it a try too, so I asked her to make some Emoticon Cookies.
It took her less than 30 minutes to get them done, because she started with store bought cookies and frosting and used fun emoticon style punches to cut facial expressions out of Wilton Sugar Sheets. The cookies turned out really cute and I'm proud to share them with you today.
Ingredients and Supplies:
Wilton Black Sugar Sheet
Nori Punches with various facial expressions
Round sugar cookies (Keebler Simply Made Butter Cookies)
frosting (Betty Crocker Whipped White works great)
Use the nori punches to create the facial features for your emoticon cookies.
Simply slide the sugar sheet into the punch and press down.
When you remove the sugar sheets the facial features will fall right out. These punches are so easy to use and are so much fun in creating things for in bentos or for these emoticon cookies.
You'll want to frost the cookies, and coloring and melting the frosting, so you can dip the cookies is not only easy, but it also gives the cookie a nice shiny look.
If you want all yellow emoticons, just color the frosting yellow, otherwise, divide the frosting into several different bowls.
Heat each bowl in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds, until frosting is melted. Color each bowl with a variety of food coloring.
Dip each cookie into the colored frosting allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.
Immediately place facial features on the wet cookie, so they stick.
Using a long pair of tweezers was really helpful with this step.
That's all there is to it.
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for at least a week.
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