Egg Yolk Painted Christmas Cookies


"Rolled sugar cookies painted with a egg yolk paint for a glossy finish."


1 h 25 m servings 145 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream butter or margarine and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  2. Combine flour and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half; cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Roll one portion of dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured cookie sheet. Cut with assorted cutters; remove excess dough. Paint assorted designs on cookies with Egg Yolk Paint, using a small paintbrush. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 9 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
  4. To Make Egg Yolk Paint: Combine egg yolk and water; mix well. Divide mixture into several custard cups; tint as desired with paste food coloring. Cover until ready to use. If paint thickens, add a few drops of water and mix well. Yield: 1 1/2 tablespoons.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I found this recipe to be EXCELLENT to do with my two grandaughters, ages 4 & 5. It was quick and easy to mix up, no time for them to get bored. The clean up was even faster. Then came the ro...

Great idea! My cookies are very cute! I must admit, my iced cookies do look better, but these are close, and done in 1/4 of the time. I will use this again and again. Make sure you dilute the...

This is really popular and much easier than making frosting...great way to decorate cookies that will be shipped as gifts!

My kids had fun painting these cookies but they are not pretty and they have practically no taste. The sugar cookie itself is a decent recipe, but instead of the egg yolk paint make a confection...

Thank goodness I found this recipe again, I searched the entire sugar cookie recipes for it! I moved couldn't find my print out and couldn't seem to remember the name. I used this recipe last C...

I did not use the sugar cookie recipe, because I have a great one that has been handed down. I used the egg yolk paint and my children ages 2,4,and 7 loved it. My mother use to let me paint ou...

This was the most difficult sugar cookie dough I have ever worked with. The dough kept cracking when I was rolling it out. I also agree that it was a bit on the salty side, and I even put a litt...

The egg yolk icing was what I remember as a kid, but these cookies do not taste nearly as good as my mom's recipe. My husband complained that they are tasteless and bland... and I even tried add...

Even my family, who will eat *anything,* didn't like these cookies. I loaded them with icing and still all I could taste was salt, and I didn't even put in the level teaspoon that the recipe ca...