TableTop Day Meeple Cookies

International TableTop Day is coming up! We made these soft Meeple-shaped sugar cookies to celebrate. They were a huge hit!

TableTop Day is soon! I know what most of you are thinking: “What is TableTop Day?”

Short answer: it’s the one day a year when people all over the world sit down with their friends and families to play as many board games as possible. That can range from Monopoly to Dungeons & Dragons. It really doesn’t matter. 

For me, it’s also a day where I can bake my nerdy little heart out and share those treats with my far nerdier friends.

Most of my favorite games are the ones that involve the use of meeples. Meeples are the little people-shaped game pieces. Traditionally, they look something like this:

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They can be found in games like Carcassonne (which has a children’s version called My First Carcassonne for ages 4+), Lords of Waterdeep, and Samurai Spirit. They’re the kind of games kids and adults can all enjoy. 

So making meeple-shaped cookies was a given for me. They were so worth it and our group loved them!

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TableTop Day Meeple Cookies

  • meeple cookie cutter
  • 1 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • gel food coloring and/or icing (red, green, blue, yellow, and black, if possible)

Step 01: Preheat your oven to 370F. To get superfine sugar, pulse regular sugar in a blender or coffee grinder. Not too much–superfine is not the same as powdered!

Step 02: Cream together the sugar and butter. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and then slowly add it to the wet ingredients. Blend until the dough is well-combined and stiff enough to work with.

Step 03: Separate the dough into 4-5 smaller sections. I only went with 4 because I felt that was enough (and because I didn’t have black food coloring). If you go with 4, each one should create 8 meeple-shaped cookies (giving you 36 meeple cookies and some leftover dough).

Step 04: Add a few drops of food coloring to each ball of dough. Mix it in with your hands until the color is uniform throughout the dough. Then, on a floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. 

Step 05: Use your cookie cutter to cut out the meeple shapes and lay them on parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. (I use the ones linked to and they’re wonderful!)

Step 06: Bake for 7 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven, let sit for 5 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack. Add icing, if desired.

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I went with just using dye because I hate icing cookies. I think they turned out really cute!

This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe, but you can use whatever recipe you want. To be honest, if I made meeple cookies again, I would probably use a shortbread recipe, instead, so they would retain their shape better. 

Need some board game suggestions? Check out Board Games for the Superhero Lover and Board Games Like Minecraft.

 What will you be doing for TableTop Day? Any games you’re itching to play? Let me know in the comments!

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TableTop Day Meeple Sugar Cookies
Serves 36
International TableTop Day is coming up! We made these soft Meeple-shaped sugar cookies to celebrate. They were a huge hit!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
27 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
27 min
Ingredients
  1. meeple cookie cutter
  2. 1 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  3. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 tbsp milk
  7. 3 cups flour
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. gel food coloring and/or icing (red, green, blue, yellow, and black, if possible)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 370F. To get superfine sugar, pulse regular sugar in a blender or coffee grinder. Not too much--superfine is not the same as powdered!
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and then slowly add it to the wet ingredients. Blend until the dough is well-combined and stiff enough to work with.
  3. Separate the dough into 4-5 smaller sections. I only went with 4 because I felt that was enough (and because I didn't have black food coloring). If you go with 4, each one should create 8 meeple-shaped cookies (giving you 36 meeple cookies and some leftover dough).
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring to each ball of dough. Mix it in with your hands until the color is uniform throughout the dough. Then, on a floured surface, roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Use your cookie cutter to cut out the meeple shapes and lay them on parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. (I use the ones linked to and they're wonderful!)
  6. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven, let sit for 5 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack. Add icing, if desired.
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