Painted Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Painted Sugar Cookies
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp corn syrup
  • 1 tsp water
  • four different paste colors or liquid food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light. In a small bowl, stir the soda, salt and flour together. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed ingredients until well mixed. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough in half. Wrap half in plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut cookies with a cookie cutter of any design and place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  3. Put 1 teaspoon corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon water into each of 4 different custard cups. Tint each of the four mixtures with food coloring. Stir each well.
  4. Paint the unbaked cookies before baking using a small paintbrush. For more fun, press cookie dough through a garlic press to make hair for gingerbread figures.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove the cookies with a spatula and cool on wire rack.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 653.4 Kcal (2736 kJ)
Calories from fat 364.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.51g 62%
Cholesterol 97.49mg 32%
Sodium 384.95mg 16%
Potassium 90mg 2%
Total Carbs 63.87g 21%
Sugars 16.03g 64%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 8%
Protein 7.78g 16%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 21.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 480.74 Kcal (2013 kJ)
Calories from fat 268.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.81g 62%
Cholesterol 71.72mg 32%
Sodium 283.23mg 16%
Potassium 66.22mg 2%
Total Carbs 46.99g 21%
Sugars 11.79g 64%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 8%
Protein 5.72g 16%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 0.6mg 5%
Calcium 16.1mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.1
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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