Create an edible family portrait following these simple instructions for drawing on cookies. This personalized spin on classic sugar cookies is perfect for Mother's Day or any family get-together.
Royal Icing or fondant
1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (for bite-sized cookies)
Americolor Gourmet Writers
*You can choose any surface you like, such as larger cookies topped with flooded royal icing (that have dried overnight). I made our family portraits on bite-size round cookies topped with fondant. I simply purchased store-bought fondant, rolled it out, cut out circles with the same 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter, dabbed some frosting on the cookie and topped with fondant.
Tips for drawing cartoon portraits:
The basic portrait is simple: a round head, two ears centered on either side, the eyes are close together, slightly higher than the exact center of the circle, the wisp of a nose is in the center, and smiley is impossibly large.
Draw and fill with the colors (personalize skin tone and hair color) in this order:
An assortment of hair styles:
Draw mustaches, beards, and glasses last, on top of the finished drawing.
Enjoy your cookie portraits with a glass of cold milk or hot tea, and the family members themselves!