Egg Yolk Painted Christmas Cookies

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Robin J.
Recipe by  Robin J.

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

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Original recipe yields 2 1/2 dozen



  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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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 rolling, cutting, painting, sprinkling, & baking - We have done cut out cookies before and what a chore, all fun was lost, but this cookie dough was the easiest cookie dough I have EVER worked with. It rolled out so nice I was amazed. Out cut outs actually held together too! The painting and sprinkles were the highlight of this recipe for the girls. Towards the end, my 3 year old grandson came over and he too got involved painting. Things looks like so much fun before I knew it my daughter-in-law had joined in with the children painting too. We have some very "BEAUTIFUL" hand-painted, one or a kind cookies that only a grandma could be proud of, but oh how I could go on. The cookie itself baked up wonderful and of course we made them for Santa, but you know we had to sample a few on the way to make sure they were his favorite kind. Well, even Santa's gonna love these cookies, and even more so knowing they were specially made for him with such great pride by the children. Thank you Ms. Robin J. for the wonderful afternoon your recipe allowed me to share with my grandchildren, the day has been priceless. I recommend this recipe for anyone espically for grandma's and not only grandaughters, but even grandma's and grandsons. This recipe has now made it into our families traditional



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 egg enough, 1/2 tsp of water maybe, if it is too thick it peels.



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

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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