Quality Logo Products Offers Free Prizes for Baking Cookies

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.

Bubba Cookies!

Are you salivating yet?

Cookie ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

3 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons salt

Icing ingredients:

1/2 tub of creamy (not whipped!) frosting

Powdered sugar

Yellow and black food coloring


For Cookies:

  1. Cream butter or margarine and gradually add sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond and beat batter until smooth.
  2. Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cover and chill dough overnight. If pressed for time, use a rolling pin that is able to be filled with ice water.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring them to cooling racks.

For Icing:

  1. Heat frosting until melted. Stir in a cup of powdered sugar.
  2. Continue to add either powdered sugar or water until consistency is thick but spreadable.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 5 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!

All you have to do is make the cookies, take a picture of them, and then post it on our Facebook or @mention our Twitter account by Monday, August 15, 2011.

But that’s not all!

In addition to sending us a picture, if you visit 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:

  1. Make Bubba cookies.
  2. 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).
  3. Save or review the recipe on 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:, 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.

Mandy Kilinskis

Mandy is proud to be a part of QLP’s content team. A self-professed nerd, her interests include video games, sitcoms, superhero movies, iPods and iPhones but never Macs, and shockingly, writing. Her claims to fame are: owning over forty pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars, offering spot-on coffee advice, and knowing an unbelievable amount of Disney Princess facts. You can connect with Mandy on


  1. LK

    These cookies were DELICIOUS.. I think I ate like 5 Bubbas that day.

    I am definitely saving this recipe to make myself sometime!

    • LK

      Oh! And thanks for sharing the recipe with us! 🙂

  2. Bret Bonnet

    Oh my God – these cookies are da bomb!

    Considering I almost burnt my house down the last time that I tried to bake (just ask the Aurora Fire Department!) – I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on baking any myself, but if anyone needs a TASTE TESTER; I’m your guy!

  3. amy

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe Mandy! 🙂

  4. Kyle

    Mmmm… Bubba cookies… =)

  5. Amanda

    This is a great idea for a promotion! And these cookies are delicious! =) Great job Mandy and QLP!

  6. Joseph Giorgi

    Cookies shaped like the coolest mascot of all time? Heck yeah!

    Nice job, Mandy! 🙂

  7. Jenna

    Yay Bubba cookies! They were so delicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe so that I can make them and eat them forever!

  8. Barb Miller

    I LOVE this!!! I don’t bake either, but what a wonderful idea! I miss you guys, but have just gotten a position back in the industry. I will be the Western Sales Manager at Quickpoint beginning August 1. Unfortunately you won’t be my territory, but I am so happy to be back with all the crazy people I love!

    • Jill Tooley

      BARB! Welcome back to the blog! It’s awesome that you’re back in the industry – you’re damn good at it. Thanks for the compliment about the cookie promotion; we’re hoping that all of our baking-savvy customers will jump at the chance to make some sugar Bubbas! Good luck to you and don’t be a stranger, okay? 🙂

  9. Bret Bonnet

    I want some cookies!

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