Super Simple Smiley Face Cookies

Kids of all ages can help create these Super Simple Smiley Face Cookies. These emoji cookies are perfect for any kids that are obsessed with emojis.

Plus, these are sure to brighten everyone’s day! How can anyone be down when they have smiley face cookies! They’re sweet, tangy, delicious, and easy to make! 

Smiley Face Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

Older kids might like the challenge of making homemade Smiley Face Chocolate Chip Cookies, but these little yellow treats are made using store bought cookies, some lemon frosting and a few candies.

Even very young children will be able to help decorate these smiley face cookies.

Plus, they look like smiley face emojis which is great since emojis are everywhere! From phones, keychains, movies, and more emojis are here to stay. So this can easily be turned into emoji cookies. 

With a little manipulation you could easily make other emojis too.

Ingredients Needed To Make These Smiley Face Cookies:

How to make smiley face cookies with butter cookies, black licorice, yellow frosting, and chocolate chips.
You only need 4 ingredients to make these smiley face cookies.

These smiley face cookies are super easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients, which is always plus. Even better, these emoji cookies are also cheap to make. It is a win-win. Don’t have all the ingredients? No worries! We can help. This post contains affiliate links.

Keebler Simply Made Butter Cookies (or other store bought round cookies)

Lemon Frosting (or tint vanilla frosting with yellow food coloring)

chocolate chips

black licorice laces

How to Make Delicious Smiley Face Cookies:

  1. Gather all your ingredients, and set them out so they are easy for little hands to grab.
  2.  Cut the licorice laces into pieces that are about 2 inches long.
  3. Scoop out some of the lemon frosting and put it in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Heat it on high for 10 seconds.
  5. Remove it from the microwave and stir. You want it liquid enough to dip the cookies into, but not so wet that it will run off the cookies.
  6. Heat longer if needed.
    Dip Cookies In Lemon Frosting that is warmed up in a frosting tub.
    Make sure the lemon frosting isn’t too hot. You don’t want it too runny or hot enough to burn your fingers.
  7. Turn a cookie upside down and dip the top of the cookie into the melted lemon frosting.
  8. Turn the cookie over and set down. If the frosting runs off the cookie, allow the frosting to cool slightly and try another one. You want the frosting to coat the tops of the cookies, but not be too runny.
    Super Simple Smiley Face Cookies with lemon frosted cookies and chocolate chips and black licorice.
    Use the licorice to make smiley faces!
  9. After dipping just a few cookies, add the decorations. The frosting needs to be wet in order for them to stick easily.
  10. Press two chocolate chip eyes onto the cookie and add a licorice smile.
  11. Allow the frosting to dry, then enjoy.
Notes:

If you want to make these to bring to a party or event, allow them to dry for an hour before stacking them.

You could also make these into other emojis and turn these into emoji cookies. Turning the licorice upside down will make a sad face, a straight line and two slanted eyebrows to make an angry emoji, also making eyes like this >< and a smiley face or squiggly mouth are also different types of emojis.

If you use white frosting and just add some food gel you can make yellow emojis or if you add enough red you can make angry faces, or adding green will make sick emojis.

Super Simple Smiley Face Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

Kids of all ages can use bought cookies, lemon frosting, and candy to create some Super Simple Smiley Face Cookies.

Materials

  • Keebler Simply Made Butter Cookies (or other store bought round cookies)
  • Lemon Frosting (or tint vanilla frosting with yellow food coloring)
  • chocolate chips
  • black licorice laces

Instructions

  1. Gather all your ingredients, and set them out so they are easy for little hands to grab.
  2. Cut the licorice laces into pieces that are about 2 inches long.
  3. Scoop out some of the lemon frosting and put it in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Heat it on high for 10 seconds.
  5. Remove it from the microwave and stir. You want it liquid enough to dip the cookies into, but not so wet that it will run off the cookies.
  6. Heat longer if needed.
  7. Turn a cookie upside down and dip the top of the cookie into the melted lemon frosting.
  8. Turn the cookie over and set down. If the frosting runs off the cookie, allow the frosting to cool slightly and try another one. You want the frosting to coat the tops of the cookies, but not be too runny.
  9. After dipping just a few cookies, add the decorations.
  10. The frosting needs to be wet in order for them to stick easily.
  11.  Press two chocolate chip eyes onto the cookie and add a licorice smile.
  12. Allow the frosting to dry, then enjoy.

Notes

If you want to make these to bring to a party or event, allow them to dry for an hour before stacking them.

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