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Sagrada Themed Cookies!

Sagrada-themed sugar cookies

Recipe by Danielle Schneider of @BoardGameBakes

Looking for a delicious and homemade gift to give to your board gaming friends? Or are you looking to spice up Santa's visit this year? Even if you're just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, these sugar cookies are a quick and simple recipe that highlight the beautiful dice from Sagrada.

Makes about 24 Dice Cookies.
Here are the ingredients you'll need for the cookies and the homemade icing! 

Sugar cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted, softened butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Powdered sugar to roll out cookies

(You can add 1-2 tsp of your favorite extract to give it a fun twist!)

Royal Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp meringue powder
  • 4-5 tbsp water
  • Red, yellow, blue food gel

For the Cookies:

  1. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl, give a quick mix, and set aside.
  2. Put butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer and mix on medium-low speed until a light yellow color and lump free.
  3. Add in the egg and milk to butter/sugar mixture. Give a quick mix and slowly add in the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  4. Dump dough onto the counter and divide in half. Form 2 discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. After chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Roll dough out to ¼ inch thickness and cut out hexagon cookies. (Can use a cookie cutter or make your own hexagon stencil to trace).
  7. Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes or until cookies are set on top and just beginning to brown on the side. Let sit 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating.

For the Icing:

  1. Put powdered sugar, meringue powder and 4 tbsp of water in a mixer with
  2. the whisk attachment. Mix on low to get everything wet. If it seems too thick, add the remaining tbsp of water. Increase the speed to high and whip for 1.5-2 minutes until it has thickened and has a shiny white color.
  3. Put some of the plain white royal icing in a piping bag with nozzle (Wilton 3) or plastic bag.
  4. Divide rest of icing into 5 bowls and add food gel colors to get the 5 dice colors. Slowly add water to the bowl, while mixing, so that a drizzle of icing disappears in 5-10 seconds. This is your “flooding” icing. Put in bags or squeeze bottles.

Get Decorating!

  1. Outline all your hexagons with the thick white royal icing. Rotate your cookies so that the first cookie you outline is also the first one you fill. This way, your icing has time to harden.
  2. Divide your cookies into 5 groups. Use your colored icings to flood the cookie. Start by putting the icing close to the border and circle inward to fill the cookie mostly with icing. Some gaps will exist. Use a toothpick or other thin and pointy tool to move the icing around the cookie and fill in the gaps. Make sure to have the icing right up to your white border.
  3. Let the cookies dry for 2 hours.
  4. Use your thick royal icing to divide the cookie into 3 sections (ever other corner should have a line going to the middle). Find a die and use it for reference for how many pips need to go into each section. Try and rotate your die for fun so every cookie isn’t the same. Let your cookies dry and you’re good to go.

I, hope this helps bring some board game whimsey to your holidays this year! If you want to see a video on how to make these cookies and a lot more edible board game creations, find my YouTube channel, Board Game Bakes! Happy Holidays!