Friday, April 10, 2009
Our "painted" cookies...a little stretched out after
the cookies deflated but still cute and edible!
Blaine, Hannah & Garrett painting the cookies.
Garrett hard at work to get his cookie just right.
Hannah painting with red...she painted almost
all her cookies red. (Closest color to pink!)
So, this year I have to work Easter and we have been super busy right up until now. I don't think we will even dye eggs this year (sad, I know) but I decided we should make some Easter cookies and paint them. I got new Easter cookie cutters that I wanted to use. I made some sugar cookie dough, rolled it out and cut out the cookies. Then, the kids and Blaine and myself got to paint the cookies. Then you bake. We used to paint cookies when I was growing up and I thought it would be fun with the kids. The "paint" is just egg yolk mixed with very little water and food coloring. It makes really vibrant colors. You just paint your cookies however and bake. Then you can eat them and they are already decorated. The cookies I made were good but puffed up when baking...so when they deflated, the colors cracked. Next time, I'll try a shortbread cookie that doesn't puff. They tasted good anyway and the kids had a blast! I think Blaine even had fun! :)