Painted Sugar Cookies

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Decorate the tops of rolled sugar cookies by painting them with Egg Yolk Paint.

Recipe from The Sourthern Living Cookbook

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Egg Yolk Paint
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/4 teaspoon water
4 assorted colors of paste or liquid food coloring (tint to desired color)
1. Cream butter and shotening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.  Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

2. Combine flour and salt; stir into creamed mixture.  Chill dough at least 1 hr.

3. ** Egg Yolk Paint **
Combine egg yolk and water; stir well.  Divide mixture into several custard cups; tent as desired with food coloring.  Keep paint covered until ready to use.  If paint thickens, add a few drops of water and stir well.  
Yield: 1 1/2 teaspoons.
4. Divide dough in half; store 1 portion in fridge. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.  Cut with a 2 inch cookie cutter, and place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Using a small paintbrush, paint assorted designed on cookies iwht Egg Yolk Paint.

5. **A rubber stamp can be used to impress an image onto the cookie; then use the paint to fill in the impression.**

Idea from the December 2006 issue of Country Living Magazine!
6. Bake at 375 for 9 - 10 min or until cookies are lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack. Repeat procedures with remaining dough. 
Yield: 5 1/2 dozen
Dish   CookieCooking Method   Baked

Cristen Cameron

Member since Dec 2007

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