Egg Yolk Paint for Cookies

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

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

Makes: 8 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1½ tsp. water
  • 6 drops gel food coloring

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Information

Makes: 8 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1½ tsp. water
  • 6 drops gel food coloring

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories40
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium5mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein2g