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!

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44 Responses to “Pretty Bunco Cookies”

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    Sue — October 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

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    Jennifer Gibson — October 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    So beautiful! The precision is just astounding!

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    Cecilia — October 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    These are so pretty! I wish I had some for my Bunco game! Love you!
    ~Cecilia

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    Carsedra — October 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    These are soooo pretty!! Prefect!!

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    Stephanie — October 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!

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    Naomi Davis — October 31, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Gorgeous! What a feast for the eyes.

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    Goosie Girl — October 31, 2011 at 3:19 am

    You are SO talented!

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    The Baker — October 31, 2011 at 4:37 am

    These cookies are so pretty! So elegant! :)

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    Anonymous — October 31, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Wonderful…..absolutely beautiful!

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    Robin — October 31, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I love these cookies, they are beautiful!

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    sue — October 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

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

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    Mindy — October 31, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I really, really love these.

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    Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart — October 31, 2011 at 8:55 am

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

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

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

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    Amanda — October 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

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

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    Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — October 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

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

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    aceiteychocolate — October 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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

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    mividaenundulce — October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Oh my God…this is ART…

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

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    Willow's Quiet Corner — October 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE them!

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    Amalia — October 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

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

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    Lisa — November 1, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I SWOON – most gorgeous cookies I have seen in ages. Lucky bunco ladies.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    Lightleaf Studio — November 1, 2011 at 8:42 am

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

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    Joy Adams — November 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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

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    paddle attachment — November 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

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

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    Laura S. — November 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Those are beautiful!

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    Brant Cookies — November 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

    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!

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    Anonymous — November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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

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    Anonymous — November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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

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    Ivana — November 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful! A good work, I love it.

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    Lulu's Sweet Secrets — November 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

    LOVE them! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Summersfam — November 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

    So pretty Glory!

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    cookies and cups — November 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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

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    Mighty Morgan — November 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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

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    Raina — November 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

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

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    Lissa (Bellenza) — November 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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

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    Gypsy Heart — November 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

    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?

    Pat

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    Gypsy Heart — November 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

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    Elisesbakery — November 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Frist time i saw your blog today,
    it's amazing !
    Your really good :-D
    Inspiration :)
    elisesbakery.blogspot.com

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    Jane — November 16, 2011 at 1:42 am

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

    Thank you!

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    Jane — November 16, 2011 at 1:45 am

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

    Thank you'

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    Highland — December 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm

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

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    kareen — August 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    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??

    • Glory replied: — August 23rd, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      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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