Art Palette Cookies - Susan S.

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These cute, creative cookies are the perfect thing for the budding or established artist in your life!

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160°C or 140°C for a fan forced oven. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until combined (do not overbeat) using an electric mixer.

  3. Step 3

    Sift together flours into a bowl. Add half sifted flour to butter mixture and using a spoon mix until combined. Add milk and mix and combine then add remaining flour. Use hands to mix if dough becomes difficult to mix with spoon. Mix until a soft dough that comes away from sides of bowl is achieved and isn’t too sticky. If too dry, add an extra tspn of milk.

  4. Step 4

    Roll dough flat, approx. 1cm thick. Use circular shape cutter approx. 6-7cm diameter to cut circles into dough. Use a small knife to cut a notch into circle to create a kidney shaped palette. Use fingers to mould into a smoother edge if required.

  5. Step 5

    Carefully cut a small hole just above the notch. Use excess dough to make paint brushes. Roll between fingers to get a long piece of dough approx. 4cm long.

  6. Step 6

    Use a small knife to imprint brush bristles at one end. Place palettes and brushes onto tray. Chill in fridge for approximately 15 minutes.

  7. Step 7

    Remove from fridge and bake for 4-5 minutes for brushes and approx. 10 minutes for palettes. Be careful not to overcook and burn but for darker brushes, allow to cook a little longer than 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

  8. Step 8

    Prepare icing while biscuits cool. Combine icing sugar and 1 tsp water. Icing should be soft but not too runny. Separate icing into small bowls and add a few drops of colour to each bowl. Keep one bowl of white icing. Attach brush to palette with a sml amount of white icing. Use a butter knife to carefully apply to palette and brush.

  9. Step 9

    Use Queen Black Food colour to brush the tip of the biscuit, then finish with small dollops of each colour icing colour to create the paint palette.

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