Nerdy Nummies Smart Cookies

Nerdy Nummies Smart Cookies

A delicious homemade shortbread recipe stamped and decorated to look like the Nerdy Nummies Smart Cookie!

Makes 2 dozen

Things you'll need

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Black, pink and white royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Black and brown* royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #5 tips
  • *Brown royal icing is thickened with powdered sugar to hold shape
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Smart Cookie stamp
  • 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Rolling pin

Let's get started!

  1. In a measuring cup, mix together egg yolks, cream and vanilla extract.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt until well combined.
  3. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to combine butter with dry ingredients until crumbly.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and mix until dough forms. Make sure to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.
  5. Divide the dough in half and plastic wrap into discs. Refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick and then stamp as many smart cookies as you can fit. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies (PICTURE at 2:00).
  7. Place cookies on a lined baking sheet and then freeze for 10 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes and then allow cookies to cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use white royal icing with a #2 tip to pipe the whites of the eyes (PICTURE at 2:37).
  2. With black royal icing and a #5 tip, pipe the glasses and pupils.
  3. Pipe a smile with black royal icing and a #2 tip.
  4. Use thickened brown royal icing with a #5 tip to pipe chocolate chips.
  5. Fill in the cheeks with pink royal icing and a #2 tip.
  6. TaDa! These yummy Smart Cookies are a brilliant way to celebrate any occasion!
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