Make These: Typography Cookies

How GREAT would these be as makeshift place cards at a dinner table? No more boring cardboard numbers, no sir. You’ve stepped up in the world when you can eat your own place card.

It’s easier than it looks too. Just pick your font (although if you choose comic sans we can’t be friends anymore), and print out some big ol’ versions, then cut out and use as templates for your cookie dough, cutting around carefully with a paring knife. That’s it, that’s all she wrote.

The sugar cookie recipe I like is below, but you can use whatever recipe takes your fancy. The best thing about this one though, is you can freeze the dough for months which means you can have typography cookies any time you like. Like when that annoying passive-aggressive aunt drops around at a moment’s notice. Let’s see her say something narky about these puppies. She can’t. She simply can’t.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined. Divide dough in half; flatten into disks. Wrap each in plastic; freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius. Line trays with baking paper. Remove dough from fridge; let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Roll out between two sheets of  floured baking paper till about half a centimeter thick, dusting dough with flour as needed. Cut your shapes and using a spatula, transfer to prepared baking sheets. (If dough gets soft, chill 10 minutes.) Re-roll scraps; cut shapes. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Bake, rotating halfway through, until edges are golden, around 10 to 18 minutes (depending on size). Cool on wire racks. Stand back and enjoy your handiwork.

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One Response to “Make These: Typography Cookies”

  1. SBO says:

    I will try to do it.

    I have never tried cooking , These cookies looks awesome!

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