Remember in June when QLP celebrated National Bubba Day? While customers received 10% off their orders, the QLP staffers wore yellow, brought in food, and this blogger got a little ambitious and baked up an army of Bubba sugar cookies.
Yep. Bubba Cookies.
The week before Bubba Day, one of my fellow blog writers proposed that someone should make Bubba cookies. Faster than you can say “Bubba,” I said, “Challenge Accepted.”
I purchased a skinny gingerbread man cookie cutter, enlisted the help of my mother, and went to work creating Bubba in cookie form. After a few hours of mixing, cutting, baking, one trip to Meijer, and decorating, we had four dozen Bubba sugar cookies ready to celebrate Bubba day.
Not to pat myself on the back, but they were pretty delicious. So delicious that I just needed to share the recipe with all of you.
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups white sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 tub of creamy (not whipped!) frosting
Yellow and black food coloring
- Cream butter or margarine and gradually add sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond and beat batter until smooth.
- Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cover and chill dough overnight. If pressed for time, use a rolling pin that is able to be filled with ice water.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
- Roll dough on floured surface to approx. 1/8 inch thick. Use elongated gingerbread man cookie cutter. For an even sweeter cookie, roll out dough on powdered sugar.
- Place cut outs on baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes, or until a light, golden brown.
- Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring them to cooling racks.
- Heat frosting until melted. Stir in a cup of powdered sugar.
- Continue to add either powdered sugar or water until consistency is thick but spreadable.
- Divide icing into three parts: two large, one small. Add yellow food coloring to one of the large parts, and black food coloring to the small.
- Use paintbrush to apply yellow and white icing to cookies. Use black icing and frosting applicator for the facial details. Do not use black gel icing for facial details – it will never dry!
Now, I tailored this recipe to make about 4 dozen cookies so that everyone in the QLP office could indulge in a Bubba sugar cookie. If that’s too many, just cut the recipe in half.
But guess what! The Bubba cookies were such a hit that we’re offering you, our readers, a chance to win some sweet QLP swag if you try out the recipe for yourself!
But that’s not all!
In addition to sending us a picture, if you visit www.allrecipes.com and save or review the recipe for Bubba cookies, we’ll give you a little something extra. We’ll either send you a coupon** for $30 off your next order at Quality Logo Products or a batch of my homemade Bubba cookies. Your choice!
So, to review:
- Make Bubba cookies.
- Take a picture of your baked goods and post it to our Facebook wall (don’t forget to tag “Quality Logo Products” in the picture!); OR, @mention our Twitter account by Monday, August 15th for a QLP swag pack. (Each swag pack includes the following: 1 Travel Mug, 1 Pack of Sticky Notes, 1 Key Puzzle Game, 1 Colorful Kite, and a few of our Eco Pens).
- Save or review the recipe on allrecipes.com by Monday, August 15th for a coupon or a batch of Bubba cookies.
So get out there and spread the Bubba baking love! If you have any questions, give Quality Logo Products a call at (866) 312-5646, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or reply to this blog post.
**Coupon restrictions: One coupon per customer. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. New orders only. Order must be placed online to qualify. No cash value. Excludes super sale items and products marked as closeout.