Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paint your cookies

Or.  Eat your paint.  As the case may be. 

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First.  Make your favorite sugar cookies.  I’ve posted my recipe for Grammy’s sugar cookies here.  For Easter this year we made crosses, eggs, tulips and bunnies: 

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Now for the “paint”  

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar (to taste)
  • food coloring

Pour whipping cream into your mixer bowl.  Add the powdered sugar.  Start with 1/2 cup and then add more if you prefer it sweeter.  Whip until it becomes the consistency of, well, paint ;) 

Pour into small bowls and add your colors.  I used Wilton gel colors: 

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Put a clean child’s paintbrush or two in each bowl.  Make sure they have never been used for real paint, though!

Let the painting begin!

Matthew is so, so serious with his painting.  No smiling please.

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But he will show you his masterpiece if you ask nicely. 

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More seriousness from Lacey. 

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And dimples. 

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Nolan.Likes.Blue.Paint.  And don’t anyone touch his blue paint, thank you. Except Uncle Matthew.  He can have some.  But no one else.  And that is final. 

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Here he considers branching into the yellow. 

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But remains true to the blue.  

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Skyleigh loves all the colors.

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As long as she can eat them! 

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Aren’t they lovely?

Picnik collage

Let the paint dry before stacking your cookies.


Posted to: 
Tasty Tuesday
Tempt-My-Tummy Tuesday 
Works-For-Me Wednesday


Bevy said...

They are lovely. That icing looks heavenly...
I'll have to remember this recipe.


Shelley said...

Thanks, Bevy! The kids look forward to painting cookies every year. Hope you have a blessed and happy Easter!

handsdelight said...

Very lovely and seem easy enough (if you can get your sugar cookies to turn out right which I never can, lol.)

Shelley said...

Yeah, they are a bit of a gamble for me too! I think you could use plain sugar cookies from a bakery or make the kind that comes in a tube :)

the country cook said...

love the colors of that icing!


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