• Easter Brownies

    I couldn’t wait any longer to color Easter eggs and I decided to use my “eggs” to dress up a few brownies for the upcoming holiday.

    Easter cookie charms and brownies

    Easter cookie charms and brownies

    This can be a  fun project for kids or anyone looking for a little creative outlet.  No stress.  Don’t like what you painted?  Pop it in your mouth and try again!  When you are through, you will have a collection of beautiful cookies.  Use them to decorate a cake, cupcakes, or brownies.  Or, simply arrange them all on a plate to enjoy the cheerful array of colors. (For a minute or two, as they are sure to be quickly consumed.)

    Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out rolled sugar cookie dough, bake, cool, frost with royal icing, and then get out the paint brushes and food safe colors and let your inner artist go to town.  You can get a vast array of colors at any store that sells cake decorating supplies.  Powder colors, which you will have to mix with water, and gel colors work  equally well.

    In the above photo (upper left to lower right): Easter egg cookie charms; a brownie decorated with green tinted buttercream frosting, sprinkles, and an Easter egg cookie charm, and brownie eggs – made by attaching a cookie charm with a dab of frosting to a brownie cut with the same cookie cutter. 

    These cookies above were cut using a mini cookie cutter.  A full-size cutter would be great for making cookie favors that would look beautiful in cellophane bags and wrapped with a bow.

    Experiment, have fun.  It’s spring!

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 14:03
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