8/27/13

Facebook Sugar Cookies

facebook sugar cookies

This wee little blog is only a part time hobby for me. Monday through Friday, I work full time as a social media marketer. And so it wasn’t a huge surprise for many of you when I posted pictures on Instagram last week of Facebook-themed cookies that I prepared for a team meeting. I am a foodie AND a social media geek, after all. Anyway, I instantly had lots of great feedback on the post – including someone asking whether I had actually made these cookies – so, I figured I’d share the recipe to show you just how easy (and delicious!) it is. Not only are these cookies pretty adorable, but they taste great. I’m not normally a sugar cookie fan – but these cookies are slightly addicting. So get out a glass of milk and your blue food coloring. You’re going to “Like” this recipe. A lot.

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Facebook Sugar Cookies
Yields 48
Yields 4 dozen cookies

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Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks (save 2 of the egg whites for frosting!)
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Frosting
1 bag (1 lb) powdered sugar
2 egg whites
1/2 cup water
blue food coloring (I used Wilton’s Icing Colors)
small cardboard square

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400. Cream butter and sugar, and add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add milk and dry ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (overnight is best) until dough is chilled and easy to work with. Roll out (leave thicker, approx. 1/3 inch thick) and use round cookie cutters (or a cup) to stamp out circles. Place on parchment-paper lined baking sheet and bake for 11-15 minutes until just slightly golden brown. Let cookies cool completely on a baking rack before frosting.

Facebook logo
While cookies are baking, trace the Facebook “F” logo onto a piece of cardboard. Make it large enough to be visible but small enough to fit on the cookies. Cut carefully and add a rolled-up piece of painters tape to the center to use as a “handle” (optional).

Frosting
Mix powdered sugar, egg whites and water together in an electric blender. Add a few drops of color and continue mixing. Remember – a little goes a long way! Add more food coloring as desired. When you’re ready, use a spatula to transfer blue frosting to a large ziplock bag. Cut the tip of the bag off. Lay cardboard “F” cutout onto first cookie and press down as you pipe frosting over the cookie. Then, use makeshift handle to lift the cardboard off cookie, and repeat. Allow frosting to dry and harden before serving.

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  1. jenni

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    Such an awesome idea– the recipe looks great too! One Q- it say’s yields “4”– does that mean four servings?

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    • Marisa

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      Hi Jenni – great question! It should say 4 DOZEN! 🙂 I’ll make that adjustment!

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