Egg Yolk Tempra

Egg Yolk Tempra

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"This makes a shiny gloss finish on most any cookie. Works best on light color cookies, like sugar cookie cutouts. Depending on the color you are going for, you will probably need between 2 and 8 drops of food coloring."

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Directions

  1. Mix egg yolk and water. Divide into dishes for as many colors as you want to make. Add food coloring to get shade desired (e.g., 2 Red plus 2 Yellow for Orange; 3 Blue for Blue).
  2. Paint on unbaked cookies and bake as you normally would. Cookies will come out with shiny color finish.
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This is really a recipe for artists - the trick is to paint very thinly. No wonder there are negative reviews! Egg tempera is an ancient technique used for creating exceptionally brilliant color...

After reading the negative reviews (smells/tastes bad) I was almost scared away from trying. But I was disperate for a quick decorating trick. This worked great - NO BAD SMELL, and TASTES gre...

I gave the kids (ages 4 to 10) egg yolks and water. They mixed them and divided them among cups in an ice tray. They made their own colors and painted the cookies. It was much easier than ici...