Thursday, December 11, 2014

Making Painted Sugar Cookies

The boys had been begging to make and decorate sugar cookies and since I certainly had the time today seemed like a good day.  Using our favorite sugar cookie recipe (OK-- our favorite bag of sugar cookie mix that we add butter, flour and egg to) we got ready to make our cookies.



I opened a few cans of evaporated skim milk and divided the milk between a few small glass bowls (mugs work well too) and we added a few drops of food coloring making as many colors as we wanted.  Today we made red, yellow, green, blue and purple.
 
When I had all the trays filled with raw cookie shapes, all the sprinkles put out on the table, and all the colored milk paint ready to go with clean brushes I called them in and they happily set to work.  I love sharing this tradition with my boys that I remember doing with my family when I was a kid.  I made four trays this year so I sat with the kids and painted the cookies too.  It was fun and festive and a great way to start our day.

Once painted and decorated we just bake and cool as the package directions tell us.


Painting cookies is serious business 


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