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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Egg Paint for Sugar Cookies

It was finally M.'s turn for making family night treat. She turned page after page of children's cookbooks, looking for just the right treat. I finally got down our oldest book, titled Betty Crocker's NEW Boys and Girls Cook Book. Note to publishers: if you expect your book to stand up to the test of time, never put the word "new" in the title. It dates it instantly.
Then we found "Paintbrush Cookies." The thought of combining sugar and art must have delighted her.

How to:
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.

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