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Asian Culture Inspired Cookies

It’s time to unveil the resulting cookies from the Cookie for Your Thoughts giveaway contest.  I had way too much fun with Jan’s winning idea:

 Jan J.
“My girls are adopted from China and I love Asian culture. I would love to see painted cookies of a koi pond, a fu dog, paper lanterns, pagoda, etc. Wow I can only imagine what you would come up with!”

… and here are the cookies I sent to Jan today.  I’m so happy with how they turned out and I really hope Jan and her daughters enjoy these cookies.  Thanks Jan for inspiring me!

 All 4 of these cookies went through what I call an “ugly phase” where I thought NOOOO!  these aren’t turning out right!  I’m so glad I kept going instead of getting rid of  scarfing down the evidence because I love what I ended up with.  I have a theory that just about every art project goes through an “ugly phase” and a lot of people don’t push through it to get to a great end result

 This primitive red, yellow, and blue cookie was my favorite to do.

(Have a great day!)

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  1. Whoa! I cannot believe it. This cookies are literally mini works of art each of them! They are so breath-taking. Do you just use gel food coloring to paint on there? Do you use very small brushes?

  2. Thanks! I'm really proud of how they turned out. Yes, it's just gel food coloring and a set of my trusty Wilton paintbrushes.

  3. Jan directed me here. These are incredible! I am totally amazed at how beautiful they are. I have two daughters from China too. I would love to get some of these for Chinese New Year!

  4. These are simply spectacular! I think Jan has something here! The series could go on and on I think. What fun. Only you could pull these amazing cookies off. Awesome job Liz!

  5. wow these are so cute, my fav's are the cherry blossom, the map and the girl with umbrella! I so agree with what you say about the ugly phase, happens to me a lot 🙂

  6. Not enough glowing adjectives for these cookies. The winner will flip when she sees them!

  7. I surely hope that you take the time to paint on non-edible canvas as well. You need to have art that will last forever as well!

    I have a quick question. I wonder how long you need for this to dry? Mine feels tacky for longer than I expected.

  8. This are awesome Liz, beautiful work Mignonne

  9. "I have a theory that just about every art project goes through an "ugly phase" and a lot of people don't push through it to get to a great end result" — SO TRUE! =)

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