Pac-Man’s anniversary came and went yesterday and we’re kind of ashamed that we missed it. The iconic Tōru Iwatani brainchild made its debut in Japan on May 22nd 1980 and made its North American debut later that Fall. According to the Davie Brown Celebrity Index, Pac-Man has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them.
As a belated celebration, we decided to give our readers a twofer; some Pac-Man cookie cutters and a scrumptious Pac Man cookie recipe.
Pac-Man Cookie Cutters.↓
Released by Suck UK during Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, these are cookie cutters are perfect for ringing in Pac’s 32nd.
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Pac-Man Sugar/Chocolate Chip Cookies. ↓
Pac-Man eats dot thingys so it’s only natural that you devour him and ghostly friends. After you’ve gotten your hands on the nifty cookie cutters above (if you haven’t clicked here for the ), you’ll need a delicious recipe — this is it. This concoction comes courtesy of Snack or Die.
• Sugar cookie dough.
• 1 egg white.
• 2 cups powdered sugar.
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
• 1 teaspoon light corn syrup.
• Various food paste colors or liquid food coloring.
• Mini chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
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.
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. You’ll need two dips 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 sandwich 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.
The Divy Up. ↓
Makes enough for a dozen and a half small sugar cookies.