1 hr 10 mins
You can use this colorful egg glaze with any sugar cookie recipe. Paintbrush cookies are an old Betty Crocker idea from the 50s. I grew up with them, and still love making them with my kids. It's fun to have festive, colorful, shaped cookies without using the too-sweet-for-my-taste icings and colored sugars. I don't have a photo to upload right now, but you can find some great ideas by searching for 'paintbrush cookies' using google images.
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- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 teaspoon water
- food coloring
- 1 batch sugar cookie dough
- 1Mix egg yolk and water. (Double or triple amount if desired.).
- 2Using a muffin pan or other small cups, divide the 'paint' among several cups, and add food coloring, as desired, to each.
- 3Use creativity to blend seasonal colors. For example, blend a variety of shades of autumn leaves: 3 drops yellow, 3 drops yellow + 1 drop red, 2 drops red, 1 drop red + 1 drop green, 2 drops green, 1 drop green + 3 drops yellow, 2 drops yellow + 1 drop red + 1 drop green.
- 4Roll cookie dough, and cut with cookie cutters.
- 5Place cookies on greased cookie sheet.
- 6Using water color paintbrushes and egg yolk paint, decorate the cookies.
- 7Bake according to recipe instructions and cool on rack. If overbaked, the paint will brown and be less attractive.
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Nutritional Facts for Paintbrush Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (17 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 49.2
- Calories from Fat 36
- Total Fat 4.0 g
- Saturated Fat 1.4 g
- Cholesterol 166.0 mg
- Sodium 7.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 2.4 g
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