Did you know that today is the anniversary of the release date of Pac-Man? No?? It’s ok, me either. Apparently, Pac-Man was first released in Japan on May 22, 1980, which makes today the 29th anniversary! I would never have known had Shane not shared this tidbit with me the other day. I am constantly amazed by all of the facts and dates he’s able to cram into his memory!


A few months back I’d seen these Pac Man sugar cookies online and sent the link to Shane. He’s a huge Pac-Man fan and immediately declared he wanted to make them. We actually baked the sugar cookies a few weeks ago and stuck them in the freezer until we had time to ice them. With the anniversary today coinciding with a cookout at Shane’s office, we decided we needed to get the cookies finished. It was fun working on this project together as Shane doesn’t usually get involved in any of my baking! It was also a very time consuming process but I think the results were worth it! The ghost cookies were cut using a tulip cookie cutter (turned upside down). The Pac-Man cookies are made by cutting a triangular piece (I used a heart shaped cookie cutter) for Pac-Man’s mouth from a circular-shaped cookie. You can find the recipe for the sugar cookies as well as a recipe and tips for the royal icing here.

Sorry there are so many photos but it’s late and I’m too tired to narrow them down…