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       Title: Painted Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 c  Butter or margarine
       1 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
     1/4 c  Milk
       2 ts Vanilla
       4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     3/4 ts Baking soda
  
      Egg yolk paint (recipe follows)  Cream butter; gradually add sugar,
   beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each
   addition. Add milk and vanilla, mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and
   soda, add to creamed mixture, stirring until blended. Shape dough into 2
   balls, wrap each in waxed paper and chill 4 hours. Work with half of dough
   at a time, store remainder in refrigerator. Roll dough to 1/8 inch
   thickness on floured waxed paper, cut with 2.1/2 to 3-inch cookie cutter,
   and transfer to lightly-greased cookie sheets. Paint assorted designs on
   cookies using small art brush and egg yolk paint. Bake at 375 degrees for
   6-8 minutes, cool on racks.
   
   Egg Yolk Paint:  1 egg yolk, beaten 1/4 teaspoon water Paste or liquid food
   coloring  Combine egg yolk and water, stir well. Divide mixture evenly into
   2 custard cups, tint as desired with food coloring. Keep paint covered
   until ready to use. If paint thickens, add a few drops of water, and stir
   well.
     NOTE: Prepare one recipe egg yolk paint for every 2 colors of paint
   desired. Makes 1.1/2 Tablespoons  About 5 dozen cookies
  
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