Painted Sugar Cookies

Make a quick and easy glaze for cookies by warming canned white frosting in the microwave. Then paint colorful designs on the cookie shapes using Flavor Paints – a fragrant mix of vanilla or lemon extract and food color.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 3 dozen or 36 (1 cookie) servings.
Directions
30 mins Prep time 10 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
10 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

  • Roll dough on generously floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes, such as rounds or flowers, with 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

  • Spoon frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.) Dip tops of cookies into frosting. Place frosted cookies on wire rack set over foil-covered baking sheet. (The baking sheet will catch drips.) Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is dried.

  • Prepare desired colors of Flavor Paints (see tip). Using small clean paint brushes, paint designs on cookies.

Cooking tip

FLAVOR PAINTS:

Rosy Red: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Food Color

Deep Ocean Blue: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Blue Food Color

Blackest Night: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Food Color

Grass Green: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color

Lemony Yellow: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Yellow Food Color

Neon Blue: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 3 drops McCormick® Neon Blue Food Color

Neon Green: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Neon Green Food Color

Neon Purple: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Neon Purple Food Color

Neon Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Neon Pink Food Color

Deep Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 15 drops McCormick® Red Food Color

Medium Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 5 drops McCormick® Red Food Color

Light Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Red Food Color


HOLIDAY FLAVOR PAINTS:

Winter Sky: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Blue Food Color  

Holly Berry: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Food Color  

Rosy Cheeks: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 5 drops McCormick® Red Food Color 

Coal: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Food Color

Evergreen: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color  

Candle Light Yellow: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Yellow Food Color

Tinsel: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1 drop McCormick® Black Food Color 



Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 167Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Sodium: 134mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 7gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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