Paintbrush Sugar Cookies
Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
margarine or butter,
cream of tartar
*If using self-rising flour,
baking soda and cream of tartar.
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir in
remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at
least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Divide dough in
half. Roll each half 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into
desired shapes with 2 to 2-1/2-inch cookie cutters. (Cut no more than 12
cookies at a time to keep them from drying out.) Mix egg yolk and water.
Divide mixture among several custard cups. Tint each with different food
color to make bright colors. (If paint thickens while standing, stir in
few drops water.) Paint designs on cookies with small paintbrushes. Place
on cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown; cool.
ABOUT 5 DOZEN COOKIES; 65 COOKIES PER COOKIE.