When I had the bakery and later, the retail shop, we made hundreds and hundreds of these painted cookies for holidays and for wedding favors. I originally came up with this method over thirty years ago because I could’t use a piping bag with any grace or consistency. So instead of piping decorations on a cookie as everyone did then, I swirled colors though a lemon glaze and finished them with an explosion of color. Now, it is a common technique used by everyone professionally as well as baking enthusiasts even if they can pipe.
While the focus of this blog is the painted cookies, I have included a recipe for a sugar cookie that is the ideal for cut outs as it stays flat and keeps its shape.The number of cookies to a recipe depends upon the size of the cutters. Continue reading