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Painted Holiday Cookies

Workshop: Learn how to paint cookies

Learn how to paint your own sugar cookies this holiday season at a Silvertooth Home workshop. Learn the technique of cookie painting and leave with your own painted cookies as well as tools and instructions for making dozens more painted cookies at home. Join us at the Holiday Cookie Painting Workshop on December 6th or Lemon Cookie Painting Workshop coming this spring. 

Silvertooth Home also offers additional styling workshops such as Floral Arrangements, Wreath Making and more. Workshops are held at the Loft in Silvertooth Stables, to see the beautiful workshop space, visit the blog at

Silvertooth Home Workshops are a perfect holiday gift – purchase a ticket for someone on your gift list for them to enjoy the experience this coming year. Find more information at

DIY: Make your own painted cookies…

Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp almond extract

  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

Mix together the first 5 ingredients until smooth. Slowly incorporate flour and baking powder. Roll dough and use cookie cutters to shape. Place shapes on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 6-8min. Remove from the oven before the edges brown. Cool completely before transferring cookies off of the cookie sheet.

Royal Icing Recipe

  • 4 cups confectioners sugar

  • 5 tablespoons warm water (plus more as needed)

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder

  • 2 teaspoons extract (either vanilla or almond)

  • 18in piping bag

Beat all ingredients together until icing forms peaks and peaks disappear after counting to 5. Add more water one tablespoon at a time until the right texture is achieved. Place icing into an 18in piping bag. Pipe a circle outlining the edges of the cooking and then flood the inside with icing.

Edible Paint

  • Gel Food Coloring

  • Almond extract or water

  • Edible Black Marker

  • Paint Brushes

  • Paint Palette

Squeeze one drop of each gel color into a plate — a small amount goes a long way. Then add a small amount of extract or water to dilute each color. To paint, use a paint brush (reserved for cooking only) to apply the edible paint onto the cookie. Make sure to not over saturate which could melt the icing. Finally, add details with a black edible marker.

For a more in depth cookie painting instruction, join a Silvertooth Home workshop on December 6th Hope to see you there!