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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Egg Cookies

I thought I'd try the new Martha Stewart recipe for Painted Egg Cookies; less for the cookie recipe itself and more for the unusual glaze -- tempera, or egg yolk mixed with a bit of color.  I find decorating cut-out cookies tedious, but this seemed like a good shortcut, because one simply brushes on the dyed egg yolk before baking.

And it was a good shortcut!
Mine, of course, aren't anywhere near magazine-quality, but they were good nonetheless.  I did learn that it is wise to let the yolk rest after mixing in the dye, to reduce baked-in air bubbles.  And next time I think I will try adding a pinch of sugar to the yolk.

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