Splattered Painted Cookies
Room temp butter
Freshly grated lemon peel
Cream with assorted food
Beat butter & sugar in a large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Beat in
egg, vanilla & peel. With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour &
powder just til blended. Shape into 4 balls. Flatten each to 1" thick
round. Wrap & chill 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Heat oven to
325. Have ungreased cookie sheets ready. On well floured surface,
roll 1 piece of dough at a time (keep remainder refrigerated) to 1/8"
thick. Cut in desired shapes with 2 1/4" cookie cutters. Place 1"
apart on ungreased sheets. Press leftover scraps of dough together &
chill. Bake cookies 9-12 minutes until very lightly browned. Remove
to rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. To splatter
paint cookies, divide cream among small bowls. Stir a different color
into each. Arrange cookies on a waxed paper covered surface. Dip a
small brush in colored cream & flick over cookies or brush over tops.
Let stand about 2 hours until paint is absorbed. Store airtight up to
2 weeks or freeze.