Scrabble Tile Cookies

I love the game of scrabble and found these cookies irresistibly adorable! The process was a bit time consuming; (Took me two days to finish them) but it was so worth it. Afterwards, I had fun writing messages using the tiles and sending them to people!

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet.
2. Make sugar cookies and royal icing. (see recipes below)
3. On a large cutting board spread a small handful of flour, using extra flour to also dust your rolling pin. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and unwrap. Place dough onto cutting board press onto the flour to flatten. Use rolling pin to roll dough very thin, making sure bottom is floured. Lightly sprinkle top and rolling pin with flour as needed to keep dough from sticking.
4. Trim edges of dough sheet straight, then cut rows of squares that are about 7/8″ high x 6/8″ wide. (If you have a scrabble tile, use as a guideline.)
5. Place cookie tiles on cookie sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until golden brown all over. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
6. Frost with royal icing, as thin as possible. Allow to dry and fully harden. Then, use the edible black marker to write letters on the squares. *

* LETTERS: Scrabble has the following quantities of each letter: A (9), B (2), C (2), D (4), E (12), F (2), G (3), H (2), I (9), J (1), K (1), L (4), M (2), N (6), O (8), P (2), Q (1), R (6), S (4), T (6), U (4), V (2), W (2), X (1), Y (2), Z (1).

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour

1. preheat oven to 400˚.
2. cream butter and sugar.
3. add egg and vanilla blending well
4. blend in flour.
5. chill dough, wrapped in parchment paper, in refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Royal Icing Recipe:
Ingredients:
3 cups confectionery sugar
3 oz. egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla

1. blend egg whites and vanilla.
2. add confectionery sugar.

** set aside flour for rolling out cookie dough

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