Then we found "Paintbrush Cookies." The thought of combining sugar and art must have delighted her.
First, make and cut out your favorite sugar cookie dough.
Before baking, "paint" the cookies, using the following recipe.
When baking, remove cookies just before they begin browning (otherwise your colors are affected).
Egg Paint for Sugar Cookies
Whisk together 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water.
Divide the mixture among several bathroom cups (or measuring cups, if you're out). Add and mix food coloring to each cup.
What we thought: the painting process was delightful, and the "paint" didn't seem to change the cookies' flavor too noticeably. However, the brothers thought it was gross that paintbrushes had touched their food. They ate them anyway.