How to Paint Cookies with Gouache

 Cookies are to the soul what a cozy blanket is on a cold day- warm, soothing and comforting. Watching it come out of the oven can brighten any day and the moment we bite into its gooey goodness; all sorrows melt away. . No matter the age, a cookie can be a perfect remedy, offering bursts of joy and homey warmth.

As an adult, it’s a comfort food we turn to after a long, stressful day. For children, it’s something more. Coming home to the aroma of freshly baked cookies is pure joy. These cookies are usually stored in big jars for everyday treats, but hunting and devouring them at night with siblings in the kitchen, is a fun adventure that we will always remember.

If you are someone who loves illustrating the food you love, don’t miss out on this treat that holds so much nostalgia and memories. Choose the mixed media sketchbooks from Menorah for an effortless experience. These sketchbooks are 180 GSM thick and perfect for Dry Media like Sakura Pen Art, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastel, Colour Pencils etc and Wet mediums like Acrylics, Gouache, Water Colour paintings, Tempera, Poster colour etc. Its acid free papers will keep your favourite paintings intact for a long time.


Here are the steps to recreate the cookie painting with @farheen_khalid007:


Materials required

Menorah Mixed Media sketchbook


Gouache paint

Round brush

Washi tape


  1. Make a frame of your desired size on the mixed media sketchbook with washi tape
  1. Draw the outline of cookies with pencil

  1. Use porcelain colour gouache for the base colour of the cookies, leaving a heart shape at the centre for strawberry jam topping

  1. Use Natural biscuit colour gouache in the 180 GSM sketchbook for the next layer of the cookie

  1. Highlight the border and inside areas with beige and sand colour gouache on the 180 GSM Paper Sketchbook

  1. Use light brown on the borders of the cookies for a golden-brown effect in the gouache painting


  1. Fill the heart space for the jam in the 180 GSM Paper with crimson red and then highlight with cherry colour gouache
  1. Paint the frame black to create a contrast effect for the painted cookies

  1. For a final touch, highlight the strawberry jam with white to add texture and create a glistening effect to the food illustration



Explore the beauty of your favourite food and celebrate all it means to you with Menorah sketchbooks. Let page of your sketchbook capture your love for food, enhance your skills and narrate the story it has to tell.




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