Sugar 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.
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 350°F!
Cut out the ghost and pacman shapes from sugar cookie dough.
Pacman is created from a circular cookie cutter and then a pointy bit from another cookie cutter.
Bake for about eight minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
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.
Now to use the new colors!
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.
Once it’s the proper color, pour the icing into a plastic bag.
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.
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.
Quickly add the tiny chocolate chips.
The ghosts will be all set in about 15 minutes.
I love the way these turned out!