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Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies

Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.

These painting cookies could be the eye catcher at your next party. They are not just super straight forward to make but also delicious. And the best part, if you are a regular baker like me, you might already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

STEP 1: THE COOKIES

In my recipe below you’ll find standard cookie ingredients for ease, but feel free to substitute. I used coconut sugar in this case, which is why the cookies have this lovely brown colour.

Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.

STEP 2: THE ICING

So making cookies is easy, we all know. The hard part (or so I thought) is the royal icing. I used to have such a fear of getting the consistency wrong, until I figured out that all you need is a runny base (flooding consistency). From there you can always add more sugar according to your needs. Much easier than you think!

Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.
Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies | Chapters by S.

Paint Canvas, Palette & Paintbrush Cookies

Preparing for a Paint Party, a Sip & Paint event or just trying to surprise your artist friend? Get creative and make some paint cookies. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 8 of each
Author: Susi

Ingredients

The Cookies

  • 300 g flour
  • 200 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 50 g egg (1 egg)

The Icing

  • 100 g egg white (2 egg white)
  • 200 g powdered sugar plus 50g for adding later
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food colour

Instructions

Cookies

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and roll into a ball
  • Refrigerate the dough for about 30 min before baking
  • Roll out dough onto a flat surface and cut out cookie shapes
  • Bake cookies at 150C for 10 min, set aside to cool

Icing

  • Whisk egg whites until you get foamy stiff peaks
  • Add powdered sugar and whisk on low level until texture is creamy and glossy
  • Divide icing into 3 bowls: 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large

Small Bowl (for Piping – Outline & Colours)

  • Add additional 50g icing sugar until texture is firm
  • Divide icing into 1 small piping bag, and 4 small cups
  • The piping bag can now be used to outline the canvases and decorate the front of the paint brushes
  • The 4 small cups can be coloured to your liking and will be used as “paint”

Medium Bowl (for Flooding – Brown)

  • Add cocoa powder and brown food colouring
  • Fill into piping bag and use to cover the paint palettes and brush handles

Large Bowl (for Flooding – White)

  • Fill white icing into piping bag and use to fill the canvas cookies once the outlines are done

Paint Decoration

  • For the paint palettes and brushes use the coloured ‘piping’ icing you mixed in your small icing bowl 
  • For the canvas paint splatter use a wet brush, dip into your coloured ‘piping’ icing and flip at the canvases

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