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Painted Sugar Cookies

Apr 09 2014 Liz Call

I love making sugar cookies for special occasions.  With Easter coming up I knew I needed to make up a batch in Easter shapes.  I decided to go with eggs and in wanting to try something new, I decided to try these painted sugar cookies.

Painted Cookies 1

A few weeks ago I was watching the Pioneer Woman on the Food Network and she was making some fun sugar cookies with her kids.  She made up some cool kind of glaze that she put on the cookies before they were cooked.  I thought it sounded cool, but didn’t ever see the end result.  I remembered this as I was making my egg sugar cookies.  I decided to give it a try and paint my Easter egg cookies before they were baked.
Painted Cookies 2

Here’s a secret about me, I am really bad at looking up recipes.  I kind of just try things and see if they work.  So this is how I made my “paint” for my painted sugar cookies.  I used one egg yolk and one drop of food coloring and mixed them together.  After I baked up my cookies, I decided to see if I could find the episode from The Pioneer Women.  I found the episode, but not the recipe.  I looked around and finally found her Egg Yolk Glaze recipe.  I also realized I didn’t do it exactly like she did.  She adds water, and I didn’t.  However, the cookies still turned out, even though I didn’t add water.
Painted Cookies 3

I used my favorite cookie dough recipe and cut out my egg shapes.  Once I had my paint mixed up, I used a clean paint brush to paint on my designs.Painted Cookies 4

Painted Cookies 5

Painted Cookies 6

I baked them for about 9 minutes at 350 degrees and let them cool on a rack.

I decided to just leave them plain and not add any additional icing or frosting.

Painted Cookies 7

They are perfect for packaging up and delivering to your friends and neighbors.  (printable tags here)

I can’t wait to make more and try more fun colors!  And maybe I will remember to add the water and see how they turn out. :/

Happy Baking!

Liz

 
Thanks for checking out my Painted Sugar Cookies post. Check out my full collection of cookies articles, and get more chocolate chip, shortbread, and holiday Cookie Recipes by Ashton Swank, Mariah Leeson, Ruthie & Madeliene and Tammy Mitchell.
 
Liz Call

Liz Call

Owner, Art Director and Disney Fanatic at Liz on Call
Liz Call loves to create. She loves to watch movies, read books and design on her computer. You can usually find her in the kitchen cooking something delicious (or making PB&J), kissing skinned knees, doing laundry, hosing off muddy feet, crafting up a holiday project, making a special gift for a friend, shopping at Target, or taking a break on the couch. As a wife and mother of 3 little kids, she is always on call to be whatever her family needs her to be. You can keep up with Liz at Liz on Call.
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