How to Make Painted Cookies . . . Without Special Tools or Ingredients

How to Make Painted Cookies . . . Without Special Tools or Ingredients

Last week, I set out to bake some sugar cookies. I’d been trying to think of a creative way to visually represent each culture I research on this blog, so I thought, why not decorate the cookies with flags from upcoming regions?

I’d always been a fan of creative cookies, but I’d never thought of painting cookies with food coloring until I saw this example, this example, and this example on Pinterest. I had to try it. I read some tutorials on how to make royal icing as well as how to pipe and flood cookies (totally doable with freezer bags and no special tips), but I hadn’t looked into the details of food coloring—I could just use the standard tiny blue, green, yellow, and red bottles with the cone caps, right?

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