Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Touch of Colour Tuesday: Painted Cookies Recipe

     Today I'm sharing an Easter tradition that I grew up with - painted sugar cookies. These add a splash of bright colour among our Paschal treats and are delicious too! I usually double (or triple, or quadruple) the recipe, as my brothers are cookie hoovers.

       Cookie Ingredients:

       1 cup butter
       2/3 cup sugar
       1 egg
       1 tsp vanilla
       2 1/2 cup flour
       1 tsp baking powder
       1/2 tsp salt

   Paint Ingredients:

       1 egg yolk
       1 tbsp water
       food colouring

     To begin, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in your egg and vanilla before adding the dry ingredients. Mix dough thoroughly and roll to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface.

Cut cookies and fill baking sheets!

To make the paint, combine egg yolk with one tbsp of water and divide it into small containers. A muffin tin works well for holding the different colours as well. 
Use as many drops of food colouring as it takes to reach your desired colours. This year I had neon yellow, pink, purple, blue and green.

Paint all your cookies before putting them in the oven.

Bake at 350° for approximately 13-15 mins, or until slightly golden brown on the edges.

Leftover dough makes great taste-test cookies!

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