Can I Make "Paint-Your-Own (PYO) Cookies for Easter"?
Updated: Aug 27, 2020
I saw this video on Cookielicious NZ's YouTube channel and it was so cute that I had to try it myself! You use the color/dye on M&Ms to paint the rest of the cookie! While this is the Easter edition, the idea of Paint-Your-Own (PYO) cookies was so cute & can be changed to whatever holiday or event or just for fun.
I've watched a number of Cookielicious NZ's video, but I haven't tried any yet -- until now.
Like almost all (if not all) cookie decorators, her tutorials are done with Royal Icing. I have not learned how to do Royal Icing yet, which comes into play later... :)
I have been making non-Royal Icing Icing to decorate cookies, which I like a lot because it takes 30 sec. to make & uses 3 ingredients. Check it out!
Here are some of the cookies I have made with non-Royal Icing Icing. Check out the links below.
I recycled a cookie I still had around and just put more icing on top of it. Haha! I wasn't sure if I had enough stuff to make more cookies.
(The other cookies in the picture were for other things; I still recycled this cookie) I put the M&Ms on while the icing was wet. I put a lollipop stick in there while it was wet to make a dent to hold a place for a paintbrush after it tried. It already looks like a little paint canvas.
She uses a Cricut to make a stencil. I don't have one of these machines. I just used parchment paper and made a stencil from a photo from the internet as I have described before in the Mondrian cookie and also in the Benjamin Franklin pie post about unique pie crusts.
I decided to do the little Peeps bunny because it has a simple recognizable silhouette. I traced it with an Edible marker onto the cookie.
In her video, she has cute little paintbrushes which are short and fit perfectly in her cookie. The paintbrushes I use for edible art are normal-sized paintbrushes. So I took that Lollipop stick and cut it & colored it to make it look like a paintbrush. Haha! :)
RESULT: Fail. :)
We are good at this? I tried to test if I could paint the cookie with a real paint brush and it didn't work! Haha! The non-Royal Icing Icing isn't as stiff as Royal Icing -- which I knew, but I wasn't sure if it would matter in terms of a Paint-Your-Own cookie.
Maybe I should give it a Success / Fail because it is still a cute cookie. :)
While this is the Easter edition, you can use a stencil or draw any character or object you like and do whatever type of Paint-Your-Own cookie. If you know how to do Royal Icing, it is so cute!
This is the cookie that is probably the catalyst for me to learn Royal Icing for real. Haha. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!