How to Use Cookie Paint to Decorate Sugar Cookies

  • 01 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 1 - Gather Your Ingredients

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    Cookie Paint Recipe Ingredients. Stephanie Gallagher
    To decorate cookies with cookie paint, you must first gather your ingredients. For this cookie paint recipe, you will need:
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 tsp. corn syrup
    • 1 tsp. water
    • food coloring
    • a mini muffin tin
    • a clean, never used paint brush
    • Either store-bought or homemade sugar cookie dough

    You may also want colored sugar, red and green gel icing or other decorations for your Christmas cookies.

    Take your sugar cookie dough out of the refrigerator while you're preparing the cookie paint.

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  • 02 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 2 - Make Cookie Paint

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    Mix the Cookie Paint. Stephanie Gallagher
    To make the cookie paint, separate the eggs, and place the egg yolks in a measuring cup. Beat corn syrup, water and egg yolks together until smooth and thick. Mixing your egg yolk cookie paint in this container will make it easy to pour into the mini muffin tins to mix your colors.
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  • 03 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 3 - Pour Paint into Muffin Tin

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    Pour the Cookie Paint into the Mini Muffin Tins. Stephanie Gallagher
    Pour the egg yolk cookie paint mixture into 3-5 mini muffin tin compartments, depending on how many colors you want to use to paint the cookies.

    In other words, if you want to have red, green and blue cookie paint, you will need to divide the egg yolk mixture among 3 mini muffin tins. If you want red, green, blue and purple, divide the egg yolk cookie paint mixture among 4 mini muffin tins and so on.

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  • 04 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 4 - Color the Cookie Paint

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    Mix Your Cookie Paint Colors. Stephanie Gallagher
    Add 4-10 drops of food coloring to make each color of the cookie paint.
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  • 05 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 5 - Roll Cookie Dough

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    Roll out the Cookie Dough. Stephanie Gallagher
    Now you will need to roll out the sugar cookie dough.

    To make it easy to roll the cookie dough without sticking, place the cookie dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on top, and roll the cookie dough to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Remove the plastic wrap, dip cookie cutters in flour, and cut out desired shapes.

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  • 06 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 6 - Paint Cookies

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    Paint the Cookies. Stephanie Gallagher

    This is kids' favorite part! Dip the clean (never used) paint brush in one of the cookie paint colors, and spread the cookie paint on the cookies. You'll want to sort of dollop the paint on, so the colors appear rather thick and uniform. But do not saturate the cookies with paint.

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  • 07 of 07

    Decorating Sugar Cookies with Cookie Paint Step 7 - Eat the Cookies!

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    Painted Cookies. Stephanie Gallagher
    Enjoy the cookies!