Fun and Yummy Sugar Cookie Painting Activity
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Fun and Yummy Sugar Cookie Painting Activity
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar Cookie
Serves: 30 Cookies
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • plastic wrap
  • parchment paper
  • paint brushes (Smaller brushes are better for paining smaller images on cookies.)
  • 6 egg yolks (You'll need one for each paint color you make.)
  • food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in 1 egg and vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour and baking soda and stir into creamed butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Form dough into two similar-sized balls. (Add 1 tablespoon of water if it's too crumbly.) Cover each ball with plastic wrap and flatten. Refrigerate for one hour.
  6. While the dough is in the refrigerator, start making the "paint."
  7. Blend one egg yolk with 6 (or so) drops of food color.
  8. Repeat this process for each paint color you plan to make.
  9. Remove dough from refrigerator and place on parchment paper. Place another sheet on top and roll dough out to ¼" thickness.
  10. Cut into 2 x 4 rectangles to make canvases.
  11. Leave your cookie canvases on the waxed paper while you paint them.
  12. Once you finish painting your cookies, just move the parchment paper over and onto the cookie sheet.
  13. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
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