Egg Paint for Cookies
a few drops of water
Paste food coloring
- Stir together egg yolk and water. Divide mixture among several bowls. Mix a little paste food coloring into each.
- Use a small clean watercolor paint brush to paint various colors onto unbaked cutout cookies. Clean the brush between colors using plain water. Put only a small amount of paint on the brush. If the Egg Paint thickens while you're working with it, stir in a little water, a drop at a time. If using more than one color, leave a narrow strip of cookie between painted areas so the colors don't run together. If you want a marbled effect, paint a small amount of one color on top of another.
- Its important to use egg yolk paint only before the cookie dough is baked so that the raw egg is cooked during the baking step. Bake as cookie recipe directs.