You don't have to be a Picasso-meets-cookie-connoisseur to make these creative cookies. Follow the simple how-to to make your own sweet creations.
Our Sugar Cookie Cutouts are sweet and smooth—perfect for watercoloring.
Classic Royal Icing serves as your canvas. Follow this Royal Icing recipe for a cookie that's ready to paint.
1. In a large bowl stir together powdered sugar, meringue powder, and cream of tartar. Add the warm water and vanilla. Beat with a mixer on low until combined. Beat on high 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture is very stiff. Makes about 2-1/2 cups icing.
Important: Make sure the cookies are completely cool before icing.
Use a straw to transfer a few drops of water into a small bowl. Then use a toothpick to add gel food coloring to the water. Repeat with as many different colors as you'd like. Yes, making edible watercolor paint really is that easy!
Now it's time for the fun part—how you watercolor is completely up to you! Stick to designs like plaid (use different brushes for each color) or paint a season-appropriate picture. Below, you'll find inspiration for spring, summer, fall, and winter watercolor cookies!
Important: Make sure the royal icing is completely dry before watercoloring.
Adorable Easter eggs and butterflies make perfect inspiration for watercolor cookies in spring!
What better way to capture fireworks and flags than by watercoloring them?
Watercoloring sugar cookies give these pumpkins a realistic appearance.
Make guests feel extra special by handpainting each and every Christmas cookie.