---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Paintbrush Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
       1 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Shortening (part margarine,
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Salt
            Egg yolk paint:
       1    Egg yolk
     1/4 ts Water
            Food coloring
      Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder
   and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Roll dough 1/8 thick on
   lightly floured cloth covered board. Cut into desired shapes with cookie
   cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prepare Egg Yolk Paint by mixing
   egg yolk and water. Divide mixture among several small 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. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake until cookies are
   delicate golden brown, 6-8 min. About 4 dozen 3 cookies.