Pacman Sugar Cookies

Pacman and Ghost Sugar CookiesSugar cookies with bright royal icing featuring Pacman along with Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.


I recently ordered some food coloring paste after hearing of their potent coloring ability. Way better than liquid food coloring, I was informed. So a box of food coloring paste was promptly ordered. Now I just needed something to test these new colors on!
I dug through my collection of cookie cutters to find my tiny tulip cookie cutter. Turn it over and it’s perfect shape for a pacman ghost.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

Sugar cookie dough
1 egg white
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
Various food paste colors
Mini chocolate chips

The ingredients for the royal icing – everything but the dough and the chocolate chips – make enough for a dozen and a half small sugar cookies.
Preheat oven to 350Β°F!
Cut out the ghost and pacman shapes from sugar cookie dough.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Pacman is created from a circular cookie cutter and then a pointy bit from another cookie cutter.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Bake for about eight minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Allow to cool.
For the royal icing, mix together the egg white and lemon juice. Add the corn syrup, then mix in the powdered sugar.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Now to use the new colors!

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Not just any red. Super red.

For each character color, scoop roughly one-fourth cup of the royal icing into a bowl. Dip a toothpick into the bottle of food coloring and stir into the icing. I needed two dips for to create the blue for the Inky, but the other colors only required only one dip.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Once it’s the proper color, pour the icing into a plastic bag.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Seal the bag, and snip a teeny tiny bit off one of the corners.
Squeezing the bag gently, draw the outline of the ghost on the cookie. Fill in the outline. Repeat the whole coloring and bagging procedure for each ghost. Save a little of the white royal icing; you’ll need it for the last bit.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Allow the icing on the cookies to set. It’ll take about 30 minutes.
Once the icing is firm, pour the last bit of white royal icing into a plastic bag. Add the two eyes.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Quickly add the tiny chocolate chips.

Pacman Sugar Cookies

Pacman Sugar Cookies

The ghosts will be all set in about 15 minutes.
I love the way these turned out!

Pacman Sugar Cookies

The orange Clyde looks nervous.
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Pacman Sugar Cookies

Flashbang Fatbottom checks out the Pinky cookie.
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Pacman Sugar Cookies

The entire cookie crew.

65 thoughts on “Pacman Sugar Cookies

  1. Omg I saw these cookies on foodgawker and had to drop by to let you know that I thought they are so cute! Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories of playing Pacman on my ancient nintendo console. πŸ˜€

  2. Oh my gosh, these are wonderfully creative and fun! Thank you for sharing. I too thought you had a Pacman ghost cookie cutter, what a clever idea! They’re perfect! Great photos too. πŸ™‚
    Blessings,
    RH

  3. oh my god, I seriously had cute overload when I saw the pic of these cookies. this is sooo awesome, and inspirational! πŸ˜€

  4. Totally photoshopped. having said that, I want to make these for the holidays this year. Stumbled here, givin’ it a thumbs up. πŸ™‚

  5. I got inspired by your awesome idea so I tried it out myself. I made them a little bit bigger and added a ghost after a power pellet is eaten. Another idea would be to put little red bows on some of the pac-men to make them ms. pac-(wo?)men

  6. Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! You did a great job presenting the pictures too, I will definitely have to try this recipe when I have some time this weekend πŸ™‚

  7. hey… these cookies are awesome! and the frosting was great once it was on the cookies (by itself? not so much) but what kind of store bought cookie dough did you use? i cant seem to get them to keep their shape very well… πŸ™

  8. Caroline (with the idea of a pac-cake):
    I had a pac-cake for my 12th birthday but it was chocolate so it was pacmans evil twin

  9. I made mine from a really good sugar cookie recipe and loved it!My Pac-men kept breaking at their jaws though.
    I made them as a surprise for my boyfriend, he really liked them.

  10. I just made shamrock sugar cookies, and it’s been a loooooooong time since I frosted and baked from scratch. I didn’t even know where my rolling pin was and had to borrow my neighbors. Whew, it’s a lot of work, so I have a HUGE appreciation for the work you put into these ADORABLY CREATIVE cookies. I am so making this, andI just happen to have bought a tulip cookie cutter today…Thanks for sharing! <3

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