Pretty Bunco Cookies

One of the joys of baking for me, is being able to make special things for my family and friends to enjoy.

A friend recently asked me to make a pretty set of cookies for her bunco group.  She had already bought some plates she planned to use for the evening, and requested I coordinate with the plates.  I was happy to accept the challenge, and although I simplified the pattern of the plate quite a bit, I think I was still able to get a nice match.

As the holiday season approaches, I’m sure there will be lots of special meals shared between your family and friends.  This general cookie concept could be used to coordinate with other colors or patterns, and a nicely wrapped custom cookie always makes a gorgeous favor or place card.  Decorated sugar cookies can be made several days (up to a week) in advance, so they are a perfect match for a busy season.

For this cookie design I used…

My favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Royal icing (colors below)

Thick olive green icing

Thinned cream icing

Medium/thinned teal/turquoise blue

1.  Pipe a green square about 2/3 the size of your cookie.

2.  Fill in the square with cream icing, and allow to set (about 15 minutes).

3.  Use blue to create a nice thick border around the cream square.

4.  Pipe a dotted border in green, around the outside edge.

5.  Once your cream icing is set (1-2 hours), use green icing to pipe some vines, open leaves and small flowers.

6.  Add blue accents along the vine.

Allow icing to fully dry (8 hours or overnight) before packaging.

Wishing you good food with good friends (and hopefully some pretty cookies too) this coming holiday season!


  1. Oh my gosh, they're BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the step-by-step visual.

  2. So beautiful! The precision is just astounding!

  3. These are so pretty! I wish I had some for my Bunco game! Love you!

  4. These are soooo pretty!! Prefect!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!!

  6. Gorgeous! What a feast for the eyes.

  7. These cookies are so pretty! So elegant! :)

  8. Wonderful…..absolutely beautiful!

  9. I love these cookies, they are beautiful!

  10. Love those. And I voted, very good ideas:)

  11. I really, really love these.

  12. So pretty! And I KNOW my Bunco group would go crazy over these!

  13. You are so talented! You inspire me! Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea! Absolutely beautiful!

  14. They are very pretty. They match the plate perfectly. I love how you made the design simple and elegant.

  15. Absolutely adorable! You perfectly made the design into a COOKIE…

  16. Those cookies are so beautiful. I love them!!!

  17. Oh my God…this is ART…

  18. I love the border! That's such a cute idea! :)

  19. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE them!

  20. I love your step by step instructions-it's super helpful! As for these cookies, they looks ah-mazing!

  21. I SWOON – most gorgeous cookies I have seen in ages. Lucky bunco ladies.

  22. Design is so delicate, i wish I could do the same.

  23. I love the colors and how well the cookies match the plates/napkins. Great Job.

  24. Lovely! I love the colors and the border. All so pretty.

  25. I had to google what Bunco was LOL! I had never heard of it. But I do know amazing cookies when I see them, soooo pretty!

  26. Those are "pretty" bunco cookies….those are INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS bunco cookies!!! :) Maryann

  27. Those are "pretty" bunco cookies – those are INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS bunco cookies :) Maryann

  28. Beautiful! A good work, I love it.

  29. LOVE them! Absolutely gorgeous!

  30. These are so pretty! I love having a template for cookies and making them match! So fancy for a Bunco party :)

  31. So beautiful!!! I too love making stuff for my friends and such…gives me a reason to play around a bit :)

  32. These are gorgeous! You were able to capture the colors of the plate perfectly:)

  33. Fabulous work! Anyone would be thrilled to enjoy these at a party or receive them as a gift!

  34. I can't imagine creating these ~ the details, the colors, the design…it's all stunning! You must have the patience of Job. :-)

    Do you mind sharing where you found the square cookie cutters?


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  36. Frist time i saw your blog today,
    it's amazing !
    Your really good 😀
    Inspiration :)

  37. Can you please tell me how you made the cute ripple edge on the outside of the cookie?

    Thank you!

  38. Oops I pushed the button too soon. Can you tell me where you got the square cookie cutter?

    Thank you'

  39. Your All posts are very useful and really creative…. keep posting! all the best!

  40. I just love your cakes decorating especially your royal icing decorating. You are my inspiration! Just wanna ask how do you make the icing balance out on top of the sugar cookies?? Any trick to it? I have try I’m thinking about maybe the size of my piping or maybe I’m not that gentle??

    • Kareen, If by “balance out”, you mean lay smooth… that comes down to the icing consistency. The icing should be about the thickness of shampo or corn syrup. I most often use a #2 tip for most of my decorating.

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