Faux Food Cookie Recipe

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Faux Food Cookie Recipe

A awesome cookie dough recipe by Joyce Marcellus used in her taco cake tutorial! This baked cookie looks just like a crunchy taco shell!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 1543 kcal
Author Joyce Marcellus


  • 2 cups Butter room temperature
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 5 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp Poppy seeds
  • Ivory and yellow food color


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer bowl with a paddle attachment. Mix until creamy and throughly incorporated. Make sure to scrape sides and mix for a few more seconds.

  2. Add eggs slowly and mix.

  3. Add vanilla extract and mix.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix the salt and flour and slowly begin to add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl on low speed. Make sure to scrape sides.

  5. Once fully mixed, add the food colors.

  6. Lastly add the poppy seeds and mix.

  7. Wrap in clear plastic wrap and store in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.

  8. Bake at 350ºF/176ºC for 12 minutes rotating the pan at the 6 minute mark for an even bake.

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Nutrition Facts
Faux Food Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1543 Calories from Fat 927
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 103g 158%
Saturated Fat 60g 300%
Cholesterol 337mg 112%
Sodium 2030mg 85%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 147g 49%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 104g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 59.4%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 22.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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