Pixelated sugar cookies.
These huge cookies aren’t based in any game in particular. They do remind me of the Legend of Zelda life meter, but those hearts don’t have the delicious chocolate M&M outline. So a generic 8-bit heart it is!
The white M&Ms can be found – hopefully – in the bulk candy section of your local grocery store.
I wasn’t able to find red M&Ms in bulk strangely enough. They had these little cinnamon hearts in bulk, but the thought of biting down onto a cookie covered with cinnamon hearts is not my cup o’tea. Plus, they’re not even the right shape, so it’s a moot point. Moot!
What I ended up doing is pouring a bag of M&Ms into a small dish and ate all the non-red M&Ms. Problem solved.
Unless you’re using mini M&Ms, you’ll want a big cookie heart cutter.
Once you’ve secured your cookie cutter, cut out the cookies, bake, and allow to cool.
Spread a thin layer of frosting on the sugar cookie. You can use royal icing, but frosting will allow you to move the M&Ms around more. Royal icing is pretty, but once it starts to harden those M&Ms aren’t moving, so you’ll have be speedy!
Place the M&Ms onto the cookie, lightly pressing down. I started with the red half, outlining with chocolate M&Ms.
That’s it! Each huge cookie took ten red M&Ms, ten white M&Ms, and the chocolate outline took eighteen M&Ms.