8 Bit Christmas Cookies
makes 24 cookies
  • for the cookies:
  • 12 tbsp butter (1½ sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • for the icing:
  • 1 2lb bag of confectioner sugar
  • ⅓ cup meringue powder
  • ¾ cup water
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed to incorporate.
  3. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  4. To make royal icing, place all 3 ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute to incorporate. Then increase to high speed and mix for 8 minutes. Split the icing in 2 bowls and add red food coloring to one of them.
Recipe by Sweet Explorations at http://www.sweetexplorations.com/8-bit-christmas-cookies/