Not too long ago I shared with you a method to decorate cookies that calls for very little icing (click here for details). Today I share another one along the same lines, this time using egg whites instead of yolks. It is simple and works on many types of cookies, as long as they have a design imprinted or are molded with a tri-dimensional image. The only thing to pay attention to: allow the glaze to fully dry before painting.

The mold I used can be found at etsy following this link. Worked like a charm. For the glaze, mix 1 egg white with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until fully dissolved. Brush on the surface of the baked cookie after it is cold. Let the glaze set. Add the colors you want to use to separate wells, and mix water to dilute them well. You can reduce the amount of water to get a more intense color (like I did for the body of the little bird).

The same technique works on cookies with a design imprinted. Many options available at, but I got my set at aliexpress, a very affordable source when you are not in a hurry to get your goodies.

If you love decorating cookies but dislike working with Royal Icing, this method will definitely please you. So many possibilities! I intend to try painting with Sugarprism and with colored cocoa butter in the near future, so stay tuned. Of course, you can mix and match decorating techniques to please all the cookie lovers in your home…

Below they get paired with regular iced cookies, Royal icing.


  1. Anne Wallace November 21, 2021 / 1:18 am

    Good evening Sally,

    I am thrilled to learn a second method to paint cookies using eggs. And the result is so nice. I would have never guessed the acorn wasn’t Royal icing.

    Is this a honey gingerbread dough you used?

    And I love the bird house and snow globe. All look so cute together. I have spent too much on Springerle, speculaas and gingerbread molds these last few months so 2022 I will be seeking that slow yet affordable shopping route you mention.

    How exciting you will be trying another way with cocoa butter. Not sure how that works but now I can’t help wondering if unrefined coconut oil is a possibility if you want a hint of coconut?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband and the pups!


    PS: I was looking for a menu link to this blog on Bewitchin’ Kitchen. Maybe I missed it? Think it would be super to have one if there isn’t one….


  2. sallybr November 21, 2021 / 7:47 am

    Hi, Anne… sorry I did not make myself clear, the acorn cookies and the little Christmas tree are regular icing, I edited the text to clarify… Great idea on the coconut butter, I might give that a try in the future too… So many things to try, I am going crazy! 😉

    I have a few more techniques with little to no icing to try in the future, so stay tuned – also, springerle is never iced, and the time to bake them is right here!

    I will add a menu link on the BK, that is a very nice idea that I did not think about



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