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8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies

8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies

These 8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies are inspired by Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies blog. I bought her 8-Bit Cookie Cutter because I thought it was too fun to pass up, not to mention the fact that my husband and I are big video game nerds. These Valentine’s Day cookies are perfect for the video game nerd in your life. Bonus . . . they’re super easy to make. Simply add food coloring to the batter and you have colorful, playful, and, most importantly, tasty cookies everyone can enjoy!

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Materials:
Making the 8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies

Start by making sugar cookie dough (click here to see my no-spread sugar cookie recipe) and add gel food coloring to the dough before putting it into the fridge.  

8-Bit Heart Cookie Dough

I split the dough in half and colored one half red and the other half pink.  You can mix the color in with the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or you can knead it in with your hand.  Make sure to mix until the color is evenly incorporated (i.e., so there are no streaks). 

Roll out the dough to ¼“ thick and use cookie cutters to make the desired shapes.  I used this 8-Bit cookie cutter by Rosanna Pansino that I bought a long time ago, but haven’t gotten the opportunity to use yet.  I love how cute it is and it reminds me of when my husband plays Zelda.  (If you are a fan of video games, then you will enjoy the Zelda Hylian Shield Cake I made for our wedding). 

I also used a straight sided 3.5-inch heart cookie cutter for accent cookies. 

8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes and remove to the wire rack when done.  Let cool to room temperature and then enjoy!

8-Bit Heart Sugar Cookies

How would you decorate these cookies?  Would you leave them plain (like I did) or add some icing designs?

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