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How to Decorate Cookies for a Casino Party

You can put money on these colorful cookies being a winner at your next casino-themed party.


  • Step 1: Gather cookie cutters Look for playing card-themed cookie cutter shapes, including hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades, dice, and dollar signs.
  • Step 2: Roll dough Roll out the sugar cookie dough with the rolling pin. Press the cookie cutters into the dough to form individual cookies.
  • Step 3: Bake Transfer cookies to a cookie sheet and bake as directed or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Step 4: Divide icing Divide the icing into thirds. Color one third red, one black, and leave one white.
  • TIP: If you can't find black liquid food coloring, try paste food coloring from a cake decorating store.
  • Step 5: Frost Frost the cookies with one color icing using the offset spatula or a butter knife and allow the icing to dry completely. Use the red icing for the diamonds and hearts, black icing for the clubs and spades, and white icing on the dice.
  • TIP: Use green food coloring for icing if you have dollar sign cookies.
  • Step 6: Pipe Fill the pastry bag with a white frosting and use a fine tip to outline the diamond, heart, spade, and club cookies. Use black icing to create dots on the dice cookies. With a great look and taste, you can bet these cookies will make your guests want to double down.
  • FACT: The first slot machine was invented and premiered in San Francisco in 1895.

You Will Need

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Royal icing
  • Red and black food coloring
  • Equipment:
  • Casino-themed cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry bag
  • Pastry tips
  • Green food coloring (optional)

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