DIY Spray Painted Homemade Cookies + Linky to Feature Your Content

Sometimes making homemade cookies can become monotonous and dull.  But, by adding a new and easy decorating technique, it will be fun and exciting again!  Using canned aerosol food coloring, (think spray paint for your cookie) you can create a gorgeous design in seconds!  Seriously, DIY Spray Painted Cookies makes cookie decorating fun! These might just be the best cookies you’ve ever decorated!

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Using aerosol food coloring is a simple way to get kids into the kitchen!  Imagine the joy to be had at watching their colorful cookie creations come to life!  I needed a batch of cookies for a class party, and decided to use this technique to decorate them.  Not only was it simple, the results were so eye popping all of the parents had to know my secret!

To create your own DIY Spray Painted Homemade Cookies, gather these supplies.

homemade cookies

Homemade Cookies

You can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe.  I used this one: best sugar cookie recipe.

Also, I wanted to create a nice frosted surface for my spray.  I choose a royal icing that would dry hard.

Basic Royal Icing
½ C water
3 T meringue powder
½ t vanilla or almond extract
1lb powdered sugar (1/2 of a 2 pound bag)

To create your icing, pour your water and meringue powder into a bowl and using an electric mixer, beat until bubbly.  Add extract, and mix well.  Add powdered sugar, and beat for 3 to 4 minutes until icing is stiff enough to pipe on a cookie without running.

homemade cookies

To frost your DIY Spray Painted Cookies, use a zip-top bag and fill it with the icing.  Then, cut the corner off and pipe around the outline of each cookie.  Next, water down the remaining icing that you have left and spoon in into the outline, allowing it to fill the void space.  Then allow your cookies to dry overnight.

You could also use this technique on a cookie without icing. If you are planning on using a soft icing, this technique might not work very well.

homemade cookies

Before you begin to use the spray, DON’T FORGET to cover and protect your work surface.  This spray will stain.  (It will stain your fingers.  If this bothers you, use a glove.)

homemade cookies

First, choose a doily.  You will want to gently place your doily on top of your cookie, and hold it into place so it does not move.

homemade cookies

Hold your aerosol can about 12 to 18 inches away from your cookie (or else the dye will spatter) and gently spray your cookie.  Move your hand in sweeping motion to apply the dye as evenly as possible.  Make sure you hold your doily as still as you can!

homemade cookies

Gently lift your doily from the top of your cookie, and voila!  Your DIY Spray Painted Cookie is complete!  Isn’t it pretty!

homemade cookies

Like I said, don’t forget to protect your surface because this food coloring spray CAN stain!

homemade cookies

There are not many cookie decorating techniques that are quite so easy that create a result that is quite so stunning!  Kids will love to get into the kitchen and create their own DIY Spray Painted Cookies!  They are the perfect way to spruce up a typical and boring Valentine cookie, and are so simple, your whole batch will be done and decorated in minutes!


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  1. Valentine’s Day Bark from Life With the Crust Off
  2. Gluten Free Heart Cookies from I Will Run for Chocolate
  3. Conversation Heart Soap from Bitz & Giggles
  4. Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats from Your Homebased Mom
  5. Pink Velvet Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

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    You have beautifully stencil your cookies. These are looking so fascinating. Thanks for sharing and making my day special.

  2. Beautiful cookies. Thank you SITS for this great link up.

  3. These look like so much fun to make! Can not wait to try to make these.

    Woot! Woot! Wednesday ~ Advocacy in medicine means change

  4. What a great idea! These cookies are beautiful!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

  5. Beautiful recipe. Thanks for hosting the link-up, glad to participate!

  6. Thanks so much for the fabulous party, ladies! LOVE those sprayed cookies. What a fabulous idea?! Pinning!

  7. Such a cute idea! I will have to remember this.

  8. I seriously can’t believe how easy that is…and how beautiful it is. Amazing!

  9. Lots of great ideas! Thank you for hosting!

  10. So trying those cookies, how darling!! Thanks so much for the fun link up <3

  11. Thank you so much this can me me look so talented for my children :)

  12. Very cute idea! :-)

  13. OMG These ideas are amazing!! I’m obsessed and pinning everything :)

  14. Thanks for the party!

  15. Those look fantastic and so easy to make! I bet my girls would love making those as much as eating them! Thanks for sharing!

  16. How cute is this idea to spray paint cookies♥ i like spray-painting to begin with and would love to create this super cute effect of spray paint onto the cookies plust it looks so easy!…love love love!!


  17. I loved this feature! It just gave me an inspirational instant sweet tooth! I think I just found my fun activity for Vday w/ the kids :-)

  18. This is so cool! Thank you for doing these linkups and other events. If we can’t help each other, who can we help? ;-)

  19. Wow! What will they think of next!! How fun! Thank you for the link up party SITStah’s! Have a blessed week!

  20. I honestly have never thought of using canned aerosol food coloring ever! Thanks for the tip!

  21. I just love this!! What a clever and gorgeous idea! I can’t wait to try it out!<3 Thank you for sharing!!

  22. This is so cool, love the idea!
    Thanks for the link up!

  23. Those spray-painted cookies are sooo cool! And I absolutely love the idea of turning Quest Bars into cookies. Thanks for sharing!!

  24. Awesome tutorial! Great pics!

  25. What a great tutorial!! Thanks for the feature :)

  26. Those cookies are gorgeous. What a perfect Valentines Day treat!

  27. What a great cookie idea! Very pretty. Thank you for the link up.

  28. what a fabulous link up! Glad to come across some great DIY blogs :)

  29. I love those cookies and all the features, The pink velvet cupcakes look so yummm!

    Thanks for hosting!!!!

  30. Thanks for hosting, loving all the ideas here by everyone.

  31. I adore these beautiful cookies! I’ll have to save these for next Valentine’s!

  32. Hi! Cookies look awesome! Thanks for hosting a great party!

  33. “Sweet” cookie idea. Thank you for the linky I am happy to join in the fun. Hugs

  34. what a wonderful idea for cookies. My girls will LOVE it!! Thanks for hosting another great party!!

  35. Thanks for the link up and have a great day! :)

  36. These cookies are BEAUTIFUL!! What a GREAT idea!

  37. I really wish their were blogs when my kids were small, they would have loved to make these cookies! I would still love to make them. :)

  38. how fun and kids could even help with this one with out all the mess hopefully :) great idea!

  39. The cookies look great… and I posted my link incorrectly! This is an apology in advance and further apology because I couldn’t see how to get it OFF there! So, I am an odd duck with a pinterest link. Silly Julie, pinterest links aren’t for here! :-)/:-(

  40. These are the coolest things ever!!!!

  41. lovely idea for this valentines day for your lovely ones…thanks anna.

  42. I love that this is easy decorating and no two cookies will look the same! Thanks for a fun tutorial, can’t wait to try making them!

  43. What a fun and beautiful idea! I’ll have to give it a try. Do you think it would work if kids made their own snowflake-like cut-outs?


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