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Edible Watercolours for Thanksgiving!

Updated: Nov 12, 2019

I like trying my art elsewhere then on paper, too. For instance, in the kitchen.

For those of you who don't know me personally and have never experienced my creations - well, people who have say they're worth it. You see, I love to cook. And I've had a family for pretty much 22 years - so willingly or not, I've developed some working recipes, which - to my artist humble mind - need look good, too. The cookies are a specialty in this household, all the more so because we ALL love to decorate them.

For Thanksgiving this year, we've tried more than just decorations and typical food colouring this and that. For one thing, the friends who've invited us for dinner that night are a family of 6, two of whom are quite allergic to gluten - so I need to make some gluten-free cookies. I adapted my classic cookie recipe and made it with 1-to-1 flour - incredibly enough, it worked just fine.

Then, my little one and I thought of ways to make them fun (you see, one of the gluten-free family members is her "boyfriend" - they're 9 and 10, respectively, and very cute, as you might imagine!) So we came up with the idea of combining the food colouring by using a watercolour technique. We divided the white glazing into four parts and coloured each with various fall colours.

We added some gold sprinkles I found in the St. Lawrence market in Toronto (remember that visit?) ... and this is what resulted for our maples leaves and apples and pumpkins!

Aren't they pretty? :)

Needless to say, the "boyfriend" was beyond impressed - and so happy to have cookies!

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