Emoji Cookies {Emoji Oreos}

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Quick and easy emoji cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. These emoji Oreos are decorated with fondant and edible markers. No fancy cookie cutters required!

Using Oreos to make cute decorated treats is so much fun! If you enjoy them as much as me, be sure to check out these Snowman Cookies (Snowman Oreos) and these cute Oreo Turkey Cookies and even these Mini Oreo Bites. All of these are simple enough to be made with kids, allowing you to make some lovely memories in the kitchen.

A Jar With Decorated Oreos Inside and Outside with a Label Entitled: How do You Feel?

How to make emoji cookies (emoji Oreos) with no cutters?

  1. Roll out yellow fondant– This can be homemade or store-bought.
  2. Cut circle shapes- They should be the same size as the cookies.
  3. Stick fondant on cookie– With buttercream icing.
  4. Add details on fondant- Using edible markers.
Closeup Shot of Emoji in Love Oreos on White Background


Emoji sugar cookies- Use a round cutter with these Cut Out Chocolate Sugar Cookies or these Cut Out Sugar Cookies (Small Batch). Once the cookies are baked allowed to cool, decorate with fondant and edible markers.

Use whole Oreo cookies- I would have done that if my kiddo hadn’t eaten all the creamy halves and left behind a box full of the non-creamy sides.

Decorate by piping– If you have a steady hand and you are good at piping, decorate and all the details with Royal Icing or Glace icing. Both of them dry hard.

Use other cookies- Instead of Oreos, use other store-bought cookies or try any of these Homemade Cookies. They should obviously be round in shape.

Flavor fondant- Mix in extract of your choice to change the flavor. Use an extract whose flavor would compliment the cookie flavor.

Poop emoji cookies– Use graham crackers and cut them into a triangle shape. Then, decorate with brown fondant.

Homemade DIY Emoticon Oreos on White Background

Tips and Techniques

Homemade fondant vs. Store-bought fondant- Either can be used. They both work well although the homemade version tastes and smells amazing. You can find a link to that in the recipe card below.

Use gel colors for coloring fondant- Because it’s thick and concentrated which will prevent the fondant from becoming sticky and tacky.

Circle cutter should be same size as Oreos- The correct size will allow you to cover the top properly.

Don’t stack cookies- Once they are decorated, they should not be stacked for a few hours because the fondant can get ruined and dented and the marker ink can smudge.

Where to find edible markers? The two brands that I have used are Wilton and Americolor. Between those two, I prefer the Americolor markers because of their fine tip. Both of these can be found on Amazon or the cake decorating aisle in Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Fondant Decorated Emoji Oreo Cookies on White Background


Room temperature– Store leftovers in a cardboard box away from humidity for up to 3 days.

Refrigerate- This is not recommended since the Oreos and fondant will absorb the moisture in the fridge and become soggy and sticky.

Freeze- This is not recommended since the marker ink will bleed color upon thawing and the cookies and fondant will become soggy and sticky.

Variety of Easy Emoji Cookies Displayed on White Background

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Emoji Cookies (Emoji Oreos)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Decorating time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy emoji cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. These emoji Oreos are decorated with fondant and edible markers.
Yield: 20 Cookies


  • 2 cups Marshmallow fondant, Mostly yellow colored and a small amount of red and green color too
  • 1 cup Buttercream icing
  • 20 Oreos , Golden Oreos or regular Oreos or any store-bought round cookies


  • Roll out yellow fondant.
  • Use a circle cutter (that's the same size as your Oreos) to cut out round shapes.
  • Use a spatula to spread buttercream icing on top of each Oreo cookie.
  • Place the circular fondant pieces on top of each frosted cookie and press gently to secure properly.
  • Use edible markers to draw facial details.
  • Follow the same steps with red fondant and green fondant to make the angry emoji and sick emoji. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cardboard box at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 30mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 127
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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