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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
August 7, 2012



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.

Nutrition Information

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