Playing Card Cookies

playing card cookies Dessert
Playing Card Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Servings 18

You'll have a full house when you bake these whimsical playing card cookies made with Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix. Perfect for casino nights! MORE+ LESS-

Bree Hester
Created August 7, 2012
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix



pouches Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
Butter, egg and flour called for on cookie mix box

Royal Icing

tablespoons meringue powder
cup cold water
cups powdered sugar


Edible markers


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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter, egg and flour with electric mixer on medium speed (or with wooden spoon) until well mixed. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. On floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using playing card as template, cut dough into rectangles; place on cookie sheets. Reroll dough and cut additional rectangles.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. (If only 1 cookie sheet is available, cool 10 minutes between batches.) Cool cookies completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat meringue powder and cold water with electric mixer on medium speed until peaks form. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Spoon one-third of icing into decorating bag fitted with fine tip; pipe outline of playing card onto cookies. Let stand to harden, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Thin remaining icing with water until it becomes a spreadable consistency. Spoon icing onto each cookie, spreading with back of spoon to fill in space inside outline. Let stand to harden completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Draw card details with edible markers.

Expert Tips

  • You can tint the Royal Icing black and red, and hand pipe the card details onto the cookies.
  • Keep Royal Icing in an airtight container while working with cookies. It will remain useable.

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