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How to Decorate Cookies for a Bat or Bar Mitzvah

If you've been asked to share treats at a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, a Jewish coming of age party for a boy or girl, respectively, follow these instructions to get the decorations just right.


  • TIP: For best results, let the cookies dry several hours or overnight.
  • Step 1: Use the colored frosting in a pastry bag with a tip to pipe details on the cookies. Try piping the child's name on the Torah-shaped cookies or outlining the Star of David with a star tip in blue. Mazel tov!
  • FACT: Bar means "son," Bat means "daughter," and Mitzvah is "commandment," in Hebrew and Aramaic.
  • Step 2: Use the offset spatula or a butter knife to frost the cookies in white. Let them dry until the icing is set.
  • Step 3: Reserve one-quarter of the icing for frosting, and use the rest with the three different food colorings.
  • Step 4: Roll out the sugar cookie dough with a rolling pin. Press the cookie cutters into the dough to form individual cookies.
  • Step 5: Bake as directed or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Step 6: Look for Mitzvah-themed cookies cutters, such as the Star of David, the Torah, or Hebrew letters.

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