Team Fortress 2 soldier sugar cookies with royal icing.
Featuring both the RED and the BLU soldiers. They’re equally delicious!
Sugar cookie dough
Small orange M&Ms
Red, blue, and black food coloring
Ingredients for Royal Icing (for a dozen cookies):
2 cups powdered sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
Several tablespoons warm water (2-4)
You’ll want the sugar cookie dough to be a little chilly when rolling out the dough, it’ll help the soldiers keep their shape.
Roll out your cookie dough to a 1/4″ thickness. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out the shapes and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
I’ll be honest, these cookies are a little overdone. Instead of watching the cookies lovingly, I was mucking around with wrapping presents. So, these are extra crispy sugar cookies.
Allow the cookies to cool.
For the royal icing, mix together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and two tablespoons of warm water until the mixture is thick and glossy. You want it pretty thick so the icing won’t run off the cookie.
Take 1/3 of the royal icing and add the red food coloring. Pour into a sealable plastic bag and snip the tip of the corner off.
Take a cookie and draw the outline of a shirt.
Fill in the shirt with icing.
Repeat for half the cookies.
Take another 1/3 of the royal icing and add the blue food coloring. Scoop into another plastic bag and snip the corner off. Draw on the rest of the shirts and fill.
Add black food coloring to the reminding icing. You might need to add a teaspoon of warm water if the icing has thickened at this point. Once the color is fully incorporated, scoop into plastic bag and cut the corner. Outline the pants and fill in.
Draw a hat and fill in.
Repeat for all cookies.
You should still have a good amount of black icing left. Don’t throw this away as we’ll need this icing for more decorations.
Allow the cookies to sit for a few hours or overnight to set. This is important! Otherwise your colors will bleed into each other at the next step.
The next day, snip a bigger corner off the plastic bag of black royal icing.
Draw black strip around the shirt to create the belt.
Add the grenade harness.
Press two oranges M&M for grenades on the strap.
Repeat for all cookies.
Makes around a dozen TF2 solider sugar cookies. I ended up with ten, but I also ate some of the cookie dough!