How to Make Halloween Splatter Paint Cookies
Ready to have some fun in the kitchen? Our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards from Bake at 350 shows just how easy these Halloween Splatter Paint Cookies are to decorate.
You won’t believe how fun it is to flick icing around the kitchen! While these cookies can really be made for any occasion, they’re especially appropriate at Halloween – when it’s ok to go a little wild.
Here's what you'll need:
- Dixie Crystals Classic Sugar Cookies, baked into squares or circles
- Dixie Crystals Royal Icing, doubled
- Gel paste food coloring: white, orange, black, purple, and neon green
- Piping bag
- Decorating tip, #2
- Squeeze bottle
- Food-only paint brushes
Divide the royal icing into 5 bowls. Tint white, orange, black, purple, and green. Cover, pressing plastic wrap onto the icing to prevent crusting.
Spoon some of the white icing into a piping bag fitted with a #2 tip. Any base color will work here. Black would be a nice contrast for the splatter colors, but if you choose a black icing base, be prepared for temporarily stained teeth! Very spooky!
Outline the cookies.
Thin the remaining white icing with water, stirring in a bit at a time. Add water until a ribbon of icing dropped back onto itself disappears in a count of “one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, one-thousand-three.” If the icing gets too thin, stir in more sifted Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar. Cover with a damp dish towel and let rest for a few minutes.
Stir gently and transfer to a squeeze bottle or another piping bag. Flood, or fill in, the outline. Use a toothpick to guide to edges and pop any large air bubbles.
Let the icing dry for several hours, up to overnight. The rest of the icing can be stored, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.
Thin the remaining icing with water, making it thinner than the flood icing for the base. The icing should fall off of the paintbrush easily and have the consistency of syrup.
Use the flicking technique on the cookies, rotating the cookie sheet every so often to mix up the direction.
Flick one color at a time, then go back over and cookies that might need a boost of one color or another.
Let the icing dry completely. This will take a few hours and can be helped along by drying with an oscillating fan.
Package for giving or stack in your cookie jar.
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