Painted Palm Cookies

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Ingredients

Cookies (2 dozen)

  • 2
    sticks Butter
    room temp
  • 1
    scant cup Granulated sugar
  • 1
    tsp Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 1
    Egg
  • 3
    cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4
    cup Milk

Royal Icing

  • 2
    lbs Powdered Sugar
  • 6
    Egg whites
  • 1
    lemon Juice of
  • Gel food colors

Tools

  • Mixer
  • Cookie cutters
  • Piping bags
  • Piping tips
  • Coupler (optional)
  • Paint brushes

Instructions

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Cookies 1: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
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Cookies 2: Once combined, scrape down bowl and beat in egg on medium until incorporated. Add half of flour, mixing on low until just combined.
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Cookies 3: Add milk and mix on low until just combined. Scrape sides of bowl. Add remaining flour, and mix until dough begins to come together. If dough feels very dry, add a small splash of milk
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Cookies 4: On a large, flat surface, knead dough into a smooth ball. Working in batches, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to 1⁄4 inch thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Lightly dust surface with flour for easier rolling.
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Cookies 5: Space cut cookies on a baking tray 2 in. apart. Bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating baking tray halfway through, until just golden on edges. Let cool completely before icing.
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Royal Icing 1: In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add powdered sugar, egg whites, and splash of lemon juice. Mix on low for 2-3 minutes to combine.
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Royal Icing 2: Up speed to medium and beat for 3-4 minutes, until icing volumizes and becomes whiter. Add food colors if desired.
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Royal Icing 3: For outlining cookies, icing should form soft peaks. Fill piping bag fitted with a piping tip and outline cookies slowly. For flooding cookies, add a small splash of water and mix until you reach desired consistency. A good test for ideal
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Royal Icing 4: Fill a piping bag fitted with a piping tip and flood cookies slowly. 7. Let iced cookies fully dry 2 days before painting (drying time may vary on humidity)
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Painting 1: In a paint palette or on a dinner plate, add swatches of desired gel food colors. Dilute colors with a bit of water to paint.
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Painting 2: Paint on cookies with paint brushes as you would watercolors on paper. Keep a small bowl of water and paper towel handy to clean brush as you paint
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Cookies 1: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix cream butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.

Build Your Own Rainbow Tacos

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Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 1/2
    tsp Cumin
  • 2
    tbsp Olive oil
  • 2
    Medium Sweet Potatoes
    peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces
  • 1
    tsp Kosher salt
  • 1
    tsp Paprika
  • 1/2
    tsp Chipotle powder

Cabbage Slaw

  • 1/2
    Medium Purple Carrot Cabbage
    thinly sliced
  • 1
    Medium carrot
    grated
  • 2
    tbsp Vegan mayonnaise
  • 1-2
    tbsp Rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt

Black Beans

  • 1
    tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2
    Jalapeño
    inner stem removed and seeded
  • 1/2
    cup White onion
    diced
  • 1
    15 oz. can Black beans
  • Kosher salt

For Serving

  • Corn tortillas
  • Tortilla chips
  • Avocado
    sliced
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Hot sauce

Instructions

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Sweet Potatoes 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil until well coated.
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Sweet Potatoes 2: Evenly add chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, and kosher salt to potatoes, tossing until well coated.
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Sweet Potatoes 3: Arrange potatoes in an even layer and bake for 15-20 minutes until fork tender. Remove and reheat before serving if needed.
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Black Beans 1: In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium. When hot, add onion and jalapeño.
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Black Beans 2: When onions and jalapeño begin to soften, add black beans, stirring to combine.
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Black Beans 3: Season with kosher salt to taste. Let simmer on low for 15 minutes
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Cabbage Slaw 1: In a medium bowl, toss cabbage and carrots together until well combined
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Cabbage Slaw 2: Add vegan mayonnaise, rice vinegar, and big pinch of salt. Toss until well coated. Refrigerate until serving.
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To Serve: Arrange sweet potatoes, avocado slices, beans, and cabbage slaw on a large cutting board or sheet tray. Add garnishes like vegan sour cream, cilantro, and lime wedges. Serve with warmed tortillas, tortilla chips, and your favorite hot sauce.
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Let’s make Rainbow Tacos!