Painting Sugar Cookies With Food Coloring – Remove the dough from the fridge and let it rest at room temperature until it is light enough to roll. Line trays with baking paper or silpat liner.
Roll the dough *lightly* on a floured surface to ¼”-½” thickness. Thinner cookies are more crispy and thicker dough is softer. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes and place 2″ apart on prepared baking sheets.
Painting Sugar Cookies With Food Coloring
Bake for 7-12 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. If the centers swell while baking, they will be soft. If they start to brown around the edges, they are crispy. If you want a softer cookie, take them out before they turn brown.
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Let the cookies cool completely before removing them from the paper or they will break easily. Glaze and frost as desired!
Beat the cream cheese and 3 cups powdered sugar with a mixer until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
Add buttermilk and spices of your choice for desired flavor. Continue beating until smooth and creamy. (If you can’t dissolve the lumps, gently heat the mixture in a double boiler or microwave for a few seconds.)
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Remove the contents of the bowl and divide into several smaller bowls to add color. Place one cup of the mixture in a mixing bowl. A liquid mixture is used for “flooding”. and thicken the remaining 1 cup mixture to line the edges.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to the remaining mixture and mix until smooth. You may need more or less depending on the buttermilk and powdered sugar you add. If it’s too thick, you can add a spoonful of buttermilk and/or powdered sugar if it’s too thick. The goal is to make it thick enough to use to pipe a rim around the edge of the cookie to help the cookie hold its shape. If it’s too runny, it will slowly slide off your cookie into the pan.
Create a frame around each cookie shape and you can start mixing your flood of colors as you set up.
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To create a marbled “watercolor” effect, divide the frosting into 2-3 colors. Add a few drops of pre-mixed “gel” dye until you have at least one medium dark shade and 1-2 colors in white or pastel shades.
Pipe small circles of each color onto the cookie and continue swirling until it reaches the edge of your border. Avoid over-blending to keep your colors defined.
Color Tips: A medium dark shade can mix with a light white or pastel shade to create a 3rd color, so keep that in mind when choosing colors. For example, if you use all pastel colors, you won’t see the marble effect.
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Bright pink and yellow combined to create a peachy orange color as she spun. We used undyed white, yellow and pink to create this effect.
Choose primary colors that make up secondary colors, such as mixing blue and pink to create purple. Blue and green foam creates sea greens and so on…
Note: This glaze doesn’t set like royal icing and takes longer to dry, but it’s a delicious alternative. This week we are making Easter cookies. We made my wonderful marble Easter cookies and now we made these painted Easter cookies. The process of making cookies is fun mixing the dough, rolling and cutting the cookies, so it’s always a hit with the kids. Add “cookie painting” as a final step and you have a winner on your hands. Here too, we made paint cookies for Christmas.
Watercolor Easter Cookies
To make these cute painted cookies, prepare the cookies first and place the uncooked cookies on a baking sheet. Prepare the cookie coloring by filling an ice cube tray with evaporated milk. Then add a few drops of food coloring to each part of the ice cube. Mix the food coloring with the evaporated milk with a toothpick. Now grab your brushes and you are ready to paint the cookies.
After painting the cookies, bake them according to the cookie recipe you choose to follow. They look so beautiful without editing!
And they are beautiful even after baking. The best thing about this process is that once the cookies are cooled, they are ready to eat. No more frosting and waiting for the cookies to cool! Painted Sugar Cookies September 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment This page contains affiliate links. If a purchase is made through a link, I may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own. See publication for more details. ©, LLC. Unauthorized use and/or copying of this material without permission of the owner is strictly prohibited. Click here to agree to the comprehensive feature.
Painted Sugar Cookies
Pin 1K Share Share Yum Tweet Email 1K Shares Go to Recipe Adding a painted watercolor effect to cookies is a great way to make beautifully decorated cookies without using more royal icing! These painted cookies are a unique and fun cookie decorating idea that’s easy for beginners and everyone in between. As great as holiday cookies! If you think this cookie is hard to make, I assure you…it’s the result of my first attempt at watercolor cookie art! I enjoyed making them and couldn’t believe how quickly I got into it. I’ve seen other cookie decorators use this effect and thought it was a great idea. Starting with a simple design like these trees gives you good practice and is a great cookie for the holidays or Christmas! If you’re hesitant to create elaborate cookie designs with royal icing, watercolor painting is a great alternative. Painted sugar cookies are so easy, I’m no artist. For this tree design I let the brush create the branches and I think it came out really well! I like to joke that I channeled my “inner Bob Ross” to make these delightful little trees. All you need is a base coat of royal icing. You need a surface to paint on; You cannot paint directly on the cookie. After you make your cookies (I definitely recommend my Perfect Sugar Cookie Cut Out recipe), use royal icing to cover the cookies. I like to keep the frosting pure white so that all my colors stand out. After the cookies are flooded, let them dry overnight. You need the glaze to be completely dry and hard to continue painting. Now you are ready to paint! To make painted cookies you will need: Cookies covered with white royal icing (completely dry and hard) Small bowls or ceramic egg holder that hold paint colors. I love the egg holder because it’s so easy to move around and change colors. Various brushes; Tree branches look best with a square tip brush Clear grain alcohol (I use vodka, Everclear is also recommended) Eye dropper; This is the best tool for checking color consistency Food coloring For this design I used American ‘Moss’ & ‘Silver Spruce’ paper towels to wipe off excess paint on a paint resistant surface. I put plastic wrap over the surface to make sure my counter doesn’t get dirty. How to Make These Watercolor Tree Cookies Start by adding a few drops of mass green food coloring to a bowl and thin it a little with a few drops of vodka. Using a flat/wide brush, create some tree trunks. You’ll want to try to deepen the color a little for the trunks to give the trees a solid center. Using the corners of the brush, lightly brush the branches on either side of the center. If you repeat some strokes on the branches you have already done, it will give the tree more depth. With dark woods, dilute food coloring with a few drops of vodka to lighten the color. Make several trees of different heights behind the darker ones. If you have other shades of green (silver spruce is gorgeous and works great with this design), add a drop to the green you’ve already made or to a new bowl/cavity. This helps blend the shades/tones of green to give the trees a more woody, forest look. Finally, add some paint to the bottom of the cookie and thin it with a little clear vodka on a brush. Add a different green color and swirl on top for contrast