Cookie Art

Let kids play Jackson Pollock by squeezing drops of liquid food coloring onto large squares of dough and then using a straw to blow the color around. Layer colors until the abstract "painting" is complete.

  • Yield: Makes 12 to 16
Cookie Art

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Assorted liquid food coloring, for decorating

Directions

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.

  3. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until well combined. Stir in vanilla. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 45 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. On a floured work surface, roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Transfer rolled dough to a prepared baking sheet; chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Cut dough into large rectangles. Place the cut cookies 2 inches apart on both of the prepared baking sheets. To decorate, place a few drops of food coloring on a cookie. Using a straw, gently blow food coloring over cookie. Place baking sheet of decorated cookies in refrigerator; chill until dough is firm, about 15 minutes.

  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges of cookies start to brown. With a metal spatula, transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool.

Cook's Note

Since this cookie is so buttery, keep the dough well chilled so it's easier to work with.

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