Watercolor sugar cookies that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat.
We cannot contain our excitement over these watercolor sugar cookies, because they combine 2 of our favorite activities: Baking and crafting.
Lindsay and I love to experiment with different kinds of art projects and crafts. Especially painting. There was a point in time when Lindsay was painting different canvases every single day. The results are still hanging on the walls in our parents house, or sitting at the bottom of closets never to be seen or heard from again.
Lindsay and I are creative by nature. So, when I told her that I wanted to actually paint cookies, she was all for it.
So, what the hell are watercolor sugar cookies?
Well folks, you take your favorite sugar cookie recipe, frost with royal icing, and then use an extract/food coloring mixture to actually paint your cookies. Painting cookies! Does that concept excite you as much as it excites us?
These were so fun to make because each cookie looks different, and we LOVE that. You can find the cookie recipe that we used, as well as the royal icing below. The sugar cookie recipe is from Jenny Cookies, and it is the best recipe for cutout cookies that we have found.
When you frost your cookies you want to make sure that the icing is as smooth as possible. You also want to make sure that your icing is hard and dry to the touch before you start to paint them. We waited at least an hour after frosting before we began to paint.
Using a plastic painting pallet, or small paper cups, mix a cap full of CLEAR extract, (either almond or vanilla, just make sure it is clear) with a little bit of gel food coloring. You could use water if you really wanted to, but water will make the cookies sticky and the frosting a little soggy.
Using a small paint brush, paint the tops of your cookies with the mixtures however you want!
These cookies do take a little bit of time from start to finish, but we had so much fun making them. They are perfect for a rainy day activity or a girls night in. And did we mention that they are just really pretty?
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