Waaaaaay back in 2008, I wrote up an instructable about how to make Painted Christmas Cookies. I was still kinda new at the whole instructables thing, and I hadn't taken enough process photos, a lot of the ones I had were dark and blurry, and I was never really happy with it. This year, I decided it was in need of an overhaul to go along with my new instructable about how to make your own Food Coloring Markers. I took a bunch of new photos and refurbished the whole thing!
I can't exactly republish the old instructable, but I also didn't want all my labors to go unnoticed, buried three years deep in the instructables back catalog. I've decided to publish this photo instructable as a sort of introduction to these awesome, delicious, and fun cookies!
These cookies are amazingly simple to make. Simply make the dough, chill it, roll it out, cut, cook and glaze. Once the glaze has set, the real fun begins. With food coloring as paint, or with Food Coloring Markers, let your imagination run wild and personalize your cookies!
This has been a tradition in my family since I was very little. I've since passed it along to my daughter, and got my little brother (who hadn't made them since he was a kid) back into it. I highly recommend making these cookies, and I'd really love to see yours if you make them! Post a picture in the comments, and I'll send you a patch and a 3 month pro membership!