photos: Victoria vendor Evelyn Baron.

Classic sugar cookies

Vendor Voices: Victoria’s Evelyn Baron shares a note on the lost recipe she was reunited with recently.

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By Evelyn Baron

This recipe is one which I had over the years, but I lost it and finally got it back from the Avon lady who also sells tupperware.

Well, I had mentioned my recipe I had lost about 30 years ago and how I could never find one like it. The recipe I lost, well Lori, the tupperware lady, finally sent me a recipe and there it was! It was the one I lost.

I tried it and there it was!

This is a good recipe for sugar cookies and I’d like to share it with you.

I hope you like it. Here it is!!

And thanks Lori, I finally found the recipe at long last.

I’m happy. It’s yum yum!

Classic Sugar Cookies with Egg Yolk Paint
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2  1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
Coloured sprinkles, egg yolk paint

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream sugar and butter with mixer until fluffy. Add egg and flavourings, mix well. Sift dry ingredients together; stir into creamed mixture.

Divide dough in half. Roll out on surface lightly dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for seven to eight minutes until cookies begin turning a light brown at edges. Cool; decorate with egg yolk paint.

Egg Yolk Paint recipe
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/4 tsp. water
Food colouring

Directions: Make one recipe of egg yolk paint for every two colours desired. Combine egg yolk and water; mix well. Divide into two custard or paper cups. Stir in food colouring. Keep tightly covered until used. If paint thickens, add a few drops of water. Paint as desired for a coloured glaze and add coloured sprinkles.

Oh, and some words of wisdom: A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk!


Evelyn Baron sells Megaphone at the Cook Street Village, at the corner of Oxford Street from Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Victoria. Photo by Priyanka Roy.

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