Egg Yolk Painted Christmas Cookies

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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ teaspoon water

  • assorted colors of paste food coloring

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.