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!
Start off by adding 1 cup of granulated sugar to your mixer, or bowl if you ‘d like to mix by hand.
Add 1 cup of softened butter…
…and slowly begin mixing.
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract…
…and 1 teaspoon of almond extract.
Add 1 egg…
…and begin mixing.
In a separate bowl mix, add two teaspoons of baking powder into 3 cups of flour and mix.
Add the flour mixture to your mixer, 1/2 cup at a time, with the mixer on low speed.
I also switched out the mixer accessory with my dough hook after mixing in the first cup of the flour mix.
Once all of the flour was added, remove the dough from the mixer…
…and begin kneading by hand.
When you finish kneading all of the ingredients together, you’ll want to roll in out the dough to about 1/4″.
Cut the dough into even rectangles and lightly flour the top of the dough.
Then flip them over to flour the other side.
Place the dough onto a greased baking sheet…
…and bake at 350°, for about 8 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden.
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.
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.
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.
Then add two evenly spaced lines to the middle of the rectangle to create three even sections.
Add food coloring to the remaining frosting to create your first and lightest shade.
For purple I mixed in even amounts of blue and red food coloring. The first shade was 5 drops of each color.
Adding a teaspoon of milk to the frosting will make it less thick and easier to spread in the first section of the cookies.
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.
For the next, and darker shade, add a few more food coloring drops. I used another combination of 5 red and 5 blue drops.
You should have a darker shade that you’ll pipe in the center of each cookie.
For the last shade, add more food coloring to the remainder of the frosting.
Fill in the last section of each cookie…
…and allow to dry for at least an hour.
The end result should be a delicious, gorgeous, and unique treat for your family and friends (=
Hope you enjoyed this post!