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A question about a recipe: Paintbrush Cookies Redux

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I have a question about the recipe "Paintbrush Cookies Redux" from calendargirl. I love the unique look of the "Paintbrush Cookies" but I was wondering what the texture of the cookies themselves are. For example, soft and chewy, cakelike, crisp, etc. Also, how do the design and colors hold up if the cookies are frozen.

asked by Loriann about 3 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added about 3 years ago

I hope calendargirl will answer, since I've not made these cookies. It seems to me you could use any rolled out sugar cookie recipe that you know you like, instead. You can also use corn syrup thinned with water to make the "paint".

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added about 3 years ago

Thanks! Worth experimenting with. I'll give it a try.

67da29df 0253 44dd 98a1 250b49e519a4  hilary sp1
added about 3 years ago

This is my opinion here based on a lot of baking. I have not made this recipe.
I think if you want a soft cookie you shouldn't use the painted cookie technique directly on the cookie-- since it introduces extra moisture that a soft cookie might not be able to handle. Try giving the soft cookies a nice thin coat of white royal icing. Let it dry, then paint away.

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added about 3 years ago

Good point. Perhaps on the icing, the above suggested (hardlikearmour) corn syrup paint may be better. Thanks.

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added about 3 years ago

Loriann, you might be interested in this book.

http://www.amazon.co.uk...

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added about 3 years ago

Thank you, this book (Brilliant Biscuits) looks wonderful! It's also available on our American Amazon and I will definitely purchase the Kindle edition.

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added about 3 years ago

My granddaughters and I have made these cookies.They turn out semi-soft not at all hard just a little crunch. We love them!

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added about 3 years ago

Super! Maybe I can experiment with baking times and cookie thickness to achieve the perfect softer texture I'm after. I appreciate the feedback :-)

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