Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mom got this recipe from my first-grade teacher when she was Room Mother for our class. Kids love to paint it on. The colors are bright, and the cookies dry with a hard glaze that stores and travels really well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • egg white, slightly beaten (not foamy)
  • powdered sugar, sifted
  • food coloring


  1. Mix egg whites and sugar, adding sugar until glaze is the consistency of enamel paint.
  2. Add food coloring (don't skimp--you can get nice, bright colors with this stuff).
  3. Brush on cookies with a watercolor paint brush.
  4. You can sprinkle on decors while glaze is still wet.
  5. Let dry overnight.
Most Helpful

This tasted fine, but did not provide the consistency I was looking for. It turned out a bit watery. Still, it made some cute Christmas cookies, so it was OK.

Polish Chick January 30, 2010