Egg Yolk Paint for Cookies

Use clean paint brushes to paint on cookie dough before baking. This technique is great to paint folk art motifs on Christmas cookies.

Makes: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 8


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. water
  • 6 drops gel food coloring


  • Using a fork, beat egg yolks and water together until smooth. Separate into different dishes or use a clean foam egg carton.
  • Add paste food coloring to each dish until desired color is reached. Paint unbaked dough and then bake as directed. If paint thickens as you are using it, add a little water.