Painted Sugar Cookies for #SundaySupper
  • (For a single paint color)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon water
  • 1 drop food coloring (more if needed for desired color)
  1. Preheat oven according to sugar cookie dough baking instructions (I heated my oven to 360 degrees F).
  2. Prepare sugar cookie dough, roll to about ¼ inch thick on a floured surface, and cut with cookie cutters. Place cut cookies on a baking sheet.
  3. To prepare the paint, separate one egg yolk into a small dish (I use ramekins). Add the water and a drop of food coloring of your choice. Stir thoroughly to incorporate, and add extra food coloring if needed to reach desired color. Repeat this process as needed until you have a color palette of egg yolk paint for the cookies.
  4. Use clean paintbrushes to paint the top of the cut sugar cookies. Keep each paintbrush in one paint color's ramekin to not dilute/mix the colors.
  5. Bake the cookies for 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they cook - when the cookies bake for too long or on heat too high, the paint will start to crack. Remove cookies from the oven and allow them to rest on the cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  6. Allow cookies to fully cool/dry before serving. Enjoy your creations!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at