How to Make Edible Cookie Paint

Painting cakes and cookies is a fun food craft project for people of all ages, particularly kids. While there are a number of ways to decorate cakes and cookies – including frosting, coloured sugars, candies and jellies –  using edible cookie paint is a simple and great way to liven up your baked goods. Unlike frosting, edible cookie paint is a bit thinner and is painted on the baked goods with a paint brush. There are numerous recipes for making edible cookie paints, from simple versions that use only food colouring and sugar, to shiny versions which combine whipped cream, milk, powdered sugar and artificial food colouring. The ingredients used in all these recipes are edible and health friendly.

Instructions

  • 1

    Basic Egg Cookie Paint

    Things Required:

    - 2 eggs
    - 1 tsp. Water
    - Food colouring
    - Mixing bowl
    - Egg beater or a hand whisk

    Break two eggs in a small bowl and separate them, reserving the yolks and discarding the whites. Using an egg beater or a hand whisk, beat the egg yolks until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Add one teaspoon water to the beaten eggs and beat again for a couple of minutes. Stir in a few drops (five to six drops will be enough) of food colouring until you get your desired colour. Apply the paint to the cookie dough with a paint brush or your fingers.

  • 2

    Sweet and Shiny Cookie Paint

    Things Required:

    - 2 tbsp. Milk
    - 2 tbsp. corn syrup
    - 2 cups powdered sugar
    - Food colouring
    - Mixing bowl
    - Egg beater or a hand whisk

    Combine milk and corn syrup in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir to form a smooth paste. While stirring continuously, gradually add in two cups of powdered sugar until you get a thin glaze. Add five to six drops of the food colouring of your choice to the mixture until your desired colour is formed. Apply this glaze to the cookies or cake using a paint brush.

  • 3

    Cornstarch Cookie Paint

    Things Required:

    - 1/2 cup cornstarch
    - 4 cups cold water
    - Food colouring
    - Mixing bowl
    - Egg beater or a hand whisk

    Mix water and cornstarch in a medium sized sauce pan and bring to a boil, while stirring constantly. Allow the mixture to cool before adding food colouring to it. If you want to make edible cookie paints of different colours, divide the water and cornstarch mixture into equal portions and then add various food colourings.

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