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MOVING DIY: Paint Chip Cookies

December 15, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I had a super successful weekend moving into our new home! House tour coming soon (=

The new kitchen is so stunning that I knew I would want to make a treat for my first DIY at the house.  Even more so, a “moving” inspired treat! I decided to make Paint-Chip-Sugar cookies, inspired by the paint chips I’ve been seeing at every home and furnishing store since we started the move.

Hope you enjoy!

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Start off by adding 1 cup of granulated sugar to your mixer, or bowl if you ‘d like to mix by hand.

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Add 1 cup of softened butter…

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…and slowly begin mixing.

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Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract…

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…and 1 teaspoon of almond extract.

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Add 1 egg…

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…and begin mixing.

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In a separate bowl mix, add two teaspoons of baking powder into 3 cups of flour and mix.

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Add the flour mixture to your mixer, 1/2 cup at a time, with the mixer on low speed.

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I also switched out the mixer accessory with my dough hook after mixing in the first cup of the flour mix.

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Once all of the flour was added, remove the dough from the mixer…

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…and begin kneading by hand.

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When you finish kneading all of the ingredients together, you’ll want to roll in out the dough to about 1/4″.

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Cut the dough into even rectangles and lightly flour the top of the dough.

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Then flip them over to flour the other side.

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Place the dough onto a greased baking sheet…

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…and bake at 350°, for about 8 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden.

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While the cookies bake you’ll make a simple frosting, mixing together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup.

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I recommend making the first batch of frosting THICK so that you can create a sturdy border around the cookies. This border is what will keep the fill color in place.

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When piping the frosting around the cookies, try not to have any space in between the border to avoid the fill frosting from seeping out.

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Then add two evenly spaced lines to the middle of the rectangle to create three even sections.

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Add food coloring to the remaining frosting to create your first and lightest shade.

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For purple I mixed in even amounts of blue and red food coloring. The first shade was 5 drops of each color.

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Adding a teaspoon of milk to the frosting will make it less thick and easier to spread in the first section of the cookies.

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The frosting should naturally spread into place if thin enough, but I recommend using a toothpick to spread it out if need be and to pop any bubbles in the frosting.

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For the next, and darker shade, add a few more food coloring drops.  I used another combination of 5 red and 5 blue drops.

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You should have a darker shade that you’ll pipe in the center of each cookie.

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For the last shade, add more food coloring to the remainder of the frosting.

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Fill in the last section of each cookie…

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…and allow to dry for at least an hour.

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The end result should be a delicious, gorgeous, and unique treat for your family and friends (=

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

xo, Rachel

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  • LindaLibraLoca December 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

    They look delicious, but like a lot of work.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Leanna December 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    These look so cute! I love making unique sugar cookies!

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