how to make tie dye cookiesFor the last day of school, I wanted to bring all of the Kindergartner’s one last treat for the year.  I was the room mom and tried to bake a cookie or cupcake for every holiday or occasion throughout the year.  Since this was not really a themed event, like St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas, I decided to just play around with color.  I have noticed that 6 year olds are really into crazy colored food.  Have you seen the scary neon green yogurt?  I have quite the collection of food coloring and some new colors that I had never seen in action.  (I really don’t know what I am going to do when I do not live so close to Cake Castle.  Probably have a lot more money that is for sure.)  This is the perfect job for that.  I used a basic sugar cookie dough, my favorite one, but you could easily use a pre-made dough.  I promise, I will not tell.  I let William help me pick out the colors and mix it into the dough.  Even Daddy got in on the cookie making fun and helped mix the food coloring into the dough.  These were seriously easy, seriously fun, and seriously a hit with the Kindy crowd.  Excuse me, now 1st grade crowd.

how to make tie dye cookiesMy favorite Sugar Cookie Dough (I halved the recipe and had plenty for the class and them some)
gel paste food coloring

how to make tie dye cookiesSeparate the dough into as many bowls as colors you want to make for the cookies.

how to make tie dye cookiesWork in as much food coloring as need to get the desired color.  I am guessing about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon food coloring per bowl.

how to make tie dye cookiesQuality control again.  They mean business around here.

how to make tie dye cookiesPinch off pieces of the dough and form a loose log shape on a piece of parchment paper.  We did some really little pieces and some larger for variation in the dough.

tie dye cookie recipeRoll up the cookies in the parchment to form a log.

tie dye cookie recipeChill the dough for about 2 hours or until firm.  Slice into 1/4 inch slices and bake according to the recipe.

tie dye cookie recipeHow fun are those?  They turned out even better than I imagined.  I love it when that happens!

tie dye cookie recipeThese two think that they taste pretty good too.

tie dye cookie recipeThis picture just makes me laugh.  He is so cute sometimes it hurts.

tie dye cookie recipeAva thought that the cookies matched her dress.  She thought that I did it on purpose just for her.

tie dye cookie recipeThis would be a really fun thing to do on a hot summer day in the cool A/C.  These tie dye cookies were fun to make and fun to eat.  You know that I love to cook with my children and this is a perfect thing to make with little people.  These cookies have a lot of possibilities for other occasions too.  Customize the colors and they would be adorable.  How about red, green and white for Christmas?

Tie Dye Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • sugar cookie dough
  • various food colors
Instructions
  1. Separate the dough into as many bowls as colors you want to make for the cookies.
  2. Work in as much food coloring as need to get the desired color. I am guessing about ¼ to ½ teaspoon food coloring per bowl.
  3. Pinch off pieces of the dough and form a loose log shape on a piece of parchment paper. We did some really little pieces and some larger for variation in the dough.
  4. Roll up the cookies in the parchment to form a log.
  5. Chill the dough for about 2 hours or until firm. Slice into ¼ inch slices and bake according to the recipe.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
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