A couple of weeks ago, I got a request to make Paint Palette Cookies for a little girls party. Of course I jumped at the chance. I mean, c'mon, it's a painting party, y'all! So today, I decided to share a short little tutorial on How to Make Colorful Paint Palette Cookies with you guys. These paint palette cookies are not difficult to make. Use any choice of colors and however many of them you want. Make the paint splashes small or large if that's what your little heart desires. Just keep in mind that the cookie palette itself will only hold so many but other than that, design how you wish.
In case you didn't already know, I have a few different cookie cutter designs listed for purchase. I work with customers to create a cookie that is sure to fit whatever theme/event you are planning, from Anniversaries, Bridal & Weddings to Baby Showers and Birthdays, there's a cookie cutter I can create for you! So feel free to send me a message through my Contact Me page and I will happily be in touch for your cookie needs! Okay, so back to these Paint Cookies and how you can make these at home yourself if you so desire. I used a Art Palette cookie cutter for this set. It is a 3D cutter that I purchased from my friend Tracy over at her Etsy Shop. Guys, she's got so many cutters available and I highly recommend them. Her Etsy shop is Whisked Away Cutters and her cutters are made with cookie decorators in mind. They are sturdy and so easy to handle…I just love them!
Paint Palette Cookies
To begin, cut out your cookie shapes and bake them. While they cool, make and tint your icing. Choose whatever colors you want. The tinted icing needs to be somewhere between flooding and piping consistency, which is more of a "medium" thickness. I used a 20-second icing consistency for each of the tinted colors. With white piping consistency icing, outline the cookie and leave a "thumb hole" in the upper narrower side of the cookie. Flood the base of the cookie with white 17-second icing consistency and allow it to dry. To help speed up the process, I placed the flooded cookies in front of a heated fan for an hour. Then begin applying the paint puddles and splashes. Make messy little puddles with surrounding splatters. Use a scribe or toothpick to help shape and smooth the paint puddle before moving on to the next color. Here's a Step by Step visual for you:
Once all the colors have been applied, allow the cookie to dry completely, overnight preferred. When the cookies are ready, it's time to add the final details. Using the fine tip end of this Rainbow Dust Black Food Pen, draw short spaced lines along the outer edge of the entire cookie and then again in the inner "thumb hole" section. Using the same marker, trace the shape of each paint puddle and little splatter marks as is shown in the picture below.
And that's it. It is a little time consuming depending on how many of these cookies you're making. The more colors you add to the palette, the longer it will take. They are really fun to make and seeing the excitement on little party go-er faces makes the hard work so worth the effort!
Cori - xoxo