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Thursday, December 20, 2007

YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING ART: MY HOLIDAY COOKIES

MY BRANDED POP ART DIVA PAINTED HOLIDAY COOKIES!

There is nothing I do that I do not approach as an artist and that includes making my holiday cookies!

These came about some 20 years ago when I was dealing with those weird shapes you get in the cookie dough after using your cookie cutters. If you reuse that dough and roll it out again it you add more flour and that can cause dry and tough cookies. Since I make huge batches of cookie dough this was an issue.

And then an inspiration hit me! Why not make abstract cookies out of those really interesting shapes? So, instead of Christmas trees, stockings, Santa, and other traditional cookies for the Holidays I give out my Special Painted POP ART DIVA Sugar Cookies! They are really the best tasting sugar cookies and it's my own special recipe using sour cream, the taste is heavenly and not too sweet. You can add icing details - which I plan to do later today - on some for a little more sugar.

The thing is - people will not eat these! They save them for years, hang them on their trees and don't throw them away until the bugs come calling! I tell them I'll make them more next year - eat them! But they don't! I will probably have to make some plain ones for them to eat!

Yes, I do use food safe coloring and dedicated brushes for the painting! I don't want to poison my friends during the Holidays!

GET THE RECIPE AND INSTRUCTIONS HERE

2 comments:

Diva Karen said...

How very creative. When I looked at the picture my first thought was about hanging them on the wall, not eating them. As I read further down the article I realized I'm not the only one who thought that. Love the idea. I happen to like sugar cookies, too!

Pop Art Diva! said...

Everyone is telling me they look just like my Painted Sculpture Fusions - the original artwork I do for the fine art shows. And they kind of do, just not as textured and nowhere near as big, lol. My fusions sizes start at 12"x30" and go up to about 4'x5'.
But the cookies taste better, trust me, lol!!!!