The Partiologist: PYO Cookie!

PYO Cookie!

Today I'm talking about the PYO Cookie.  Are you wondering what is a PYO Cookie?  Don't feel bad, for quite awhile I didn't know what that meant, so I'm here to tell you and you'll never be left in the dark again.  PYO means Paint Your Own Cookie!  Yes, it's like a coloring page, only on a cookie and you can eat the page.  They've been around for awhile and it took me a longer while to create them.  Now I'm thinking, what have I been waiting for?

PYO Cookie!

Yes, it's a cookie you can paint on using food color!

It's the great idea of Montreal Confections.  Be sure to check out all her other creations!

I found my PYO stencils at The Cookie Countess HERE.

And packaging them makes the perfect filler for your Easter Basket!

I decided they're even cuter with the paint brush tied on!

Oh... I just came up with another idea for the PYO cookie, hope I have time to make it before Easter!

Here's how it all came together.

Remember, you can click on the photos above to enlarge!

Before baking the cookies, make the royal icing dots.

Paint one coat of gel food color on each dot and let dry.

Go back and paint another coat of food color.

Continue until all the food color dots are painted and set aside until completely dry.

Bake the rectangle cookies, making sure the stencil will fit.

Make an indentation across the bottom BEFORE baking.

Flood the cookie with royal icing, let it dry overnight.

Lay the stencil on the cookie and using an offset spatula, spread on black royal icing.

Carefully lift the stencil straight up.

Pipe royal icing dots to the bottom of the cookie and add the painted dots.

Then I decided I should probably make sure it works.

And it DID!

Just be careful not to get too much water on the cookie or the black royal icing will fade.

Remember that idea I mentioned?

Once I finished painting the cookie, I got to thinking...what if I made a PYO Peep Cookie?

So, I had to do it.

It's perfect for the little artist, so easy to paint!

Paint Your Own Cookie...I know you want to!


  1. I love this. I think it would be a cute project for bible school this summer.❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Thank you! It would be a wonderful project, the kids would love it!

  2. What a fabulous idea! I've not seen this done before, so thanks for sharing Montreal Confections idea! I'll check their's out too. I love how you packaged the cookies with the paint brushes. They look so cute!

    1. Aren't they so much fun? I couldn't wait to give it a try and was so happy they worked!

  3. painting? cookies? it's like 2 dreams come true! these are all kinds of fun Kim! :)

  4. Ohmygosh - kids everywhere will love this! I only wish stencils didn't hate me ;)

    1. Thank you Rose! I think you should give stencils a try, you will love them!! :)

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    1. Thank you, they were so much fun to make and the kids love them!


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