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How to Decorate Cookies for a University of Southern California Game

Bring these fun, sweet treats to your next tailgate or game party and your friends will cheer you on.


  • Step 1: Roll dough Roll out the sugar cookie dough with the rolling pin. Use the cookie cutter to press into the dough to form individual cookies.
  • Step 2: Bake Bake the cookies as directed or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Step 3: Divide icing Divide the icing, coloring about one-quarter of the icing gold by adding a drop or two of red to ten drops of yellow. Color the rest of the icing, using ten drops of red food coloring with a few drops of green to make a dark red.
  • Step 4: Frost Frost the cookies with the dark red frosting using the offset spatula or a butter knife and allow the icing to dry completely.
  • TIP: For best results, let dry 6 hours or overnight.
  • Step 5: Pipe Fill the pastry bag with the gold frosting and use a fine tip to outline the USC or SC letters. Go Trojans!
  • FACT: University of Southern California officially opened in 1880, with 53 students and ten faculty.

You Will Need

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Royal icing
  • Red
  • yellow
  • and green food coloring
  • Rolling pin
  • USC-logo cookie cutters
  • Offset spatula
  • Pastry bag
  • Pastry tips

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