Yes, these are safe to eat. These are a lovely white soft cookie with a thin coating of icing. I can remember my Grandmother making these at Christmas with pink or mint green icing. Sad to say, I did not get her recipe. These cookies are enjoyed in many Mennonite homes with the recipe past from generation to generation. This recipe is one I got from a friend in Winnipeg which I found to be similar. The preparation time is only the time in mixing the dough, not the time in the fridge.