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Cookie Paints

Rated as 3.11 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy recipe for decorative cookie icing. Great for ornamental cookies too!"
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servings 4
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen cookies' worth)


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  1. Use one recipe for each color.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the food coloring into the evaporated milk. Paint onto cookies with a paintbrush before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 4 calories; 0.2 0.3 0.2 < 1 3 Full nutrition

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It ran off the cookies and made a big mess.

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It ran off the cookies and made a big mess.

Well, I tried this recipe and we found it to be, I'm sorry, very tasteless. Also, it's thin and runs off the cookie as it has nothing to hold it together. Like a base. I do not like sounding s...

My siblings and I used to do this with our Mom when we were kids. It isn't supposed to add more flavor to the cookies, it is actually a better way to decorate them without adding extra sugar wh...

Sorry, thought this was a great idea. However, didn't have much success with mine. It was so runny that no paintbrush could really control where the color was going. Might work well as a "sta...

OK, this cannot be all of the ingredients unless the poster meant Condensed milk instead of evaporated milk..... there has to be other ingredients for consistency. I think something was forgotte...

I have not tried this yet but I feel like this would be a great idea for making colors to paint on top of a thin icing like the sugar cookie icing on this site specially cute snowmen. I will tr...

I tried this years back. You do use evaporated milk, and it does work. It's best to make the paint quite pale, as it gets much darker after baking. Brush it on THINLY, letting it sink into the c...