Today I'm sharing an Easter tradition that I grew up with - painted sugar cookies. These add a splash of bright colour among our Paschal treats and are delicious too! I usually double (or triple, or quadruple) the recipe, as my brothers are cookie hoovers.
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water
To begin, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in your egg and vanilla before adding the dry ingredients. Mix dough thoroughly and roll to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface.
Cut cookies and fill baking sheets!
To make the paint, combine egg yolk with one tbsp of water and divide it into small containers. A muffin tin works well for holding the different colours as well.
Use as many drops of food colouring as it takes to reach your desired colours. This year I had neon yellow, pink, purple, blue and green.
Paint all your cookies before putting them in the oven.
Bake at 350° for approximately 13-15 mins, or until slightly golden brown on the edges.
Leftover dough makes great taste-test cookies!