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Friday, June 25, 2010

Tie Dye Cookies

One of the things I love about Google Reader is the fact you can share cool things with your reader buddies. One of my friends shared this with my boys in mind and it was a blast! Despite my reluctance to make sugar cookies, these tie dye cookies are the coolest things since, well, tie dye cupcakes (which I still have to make with K)…DSCN3244 For the cookies, I halved Baked Bree’s Sugar Cookies as follows:
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar until smooth
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
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Kids are great for pouring in ingredients or measuring when they’re older…they’re also great at spreading the spilled ingredients all over the counter as if they were a bulldozer.

Now for the fun part! Separate your dough into however many bowls you want colors of. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix until the color is evenly distributed. This is also great for kids, though K refused to participate because it was sticky.
Have your little helper grab globs of each color and smoosh it into a log-like blob on a sheet of wax paper. For some reason, the stickiness was no longer an issue because K was more than willing to help. Ours turned into an alligator with eyes and legs :) When all the dough is smooshed together, gently roll it into more of a log, wrap the wax paper around it and chill for about 2 hours.
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees once the dough is chilled. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch thick disks (without the wax paper of course). Have your helper arrange said dough on cookie sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, being sure to not let the edges brown. This batch made almost 3 dozen cookies.
DSCN3239 Let cool completely and devour! DSCN3241I think I’ve met my sugar cookie quota for the next 3 months!
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11 comments:

  1. Fun cookies. I LOVE my google reader. I now have a droid phone and get the reader on it too. It helps me save fun posts like yours. I think we will attempt these cookies today!

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  2. I really like these! I will be making these for sure!

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  3. OMGosh, these are toooo cute and who doesn't like sugar cookies.

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  4. I am going to have to try these. My kids would love them :D

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  5. These are super cool! We are going on vacation in a couple of days and I planned on spending tomorrow baking. I think these will definitely be on the list!

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday! My kids and I all thank you. :)

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  6. I'm hoping I can now convince her to make sugar cookies more often. They're so good. Maybe I should bribe with my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies...

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  7. Love this! What a clever idea to change up a sugar cookie! I'd love for you to link this to my Friday Foodie Link Party so my readers can see how fun your Tie Dye Cookies are!

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  8. fun cookies. may have to make these with my boys

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  9. love this idea! have you tried cutting the log with unflavored dental floss? it would keep the round shape without creating a flat side. i use this trick for my cinnamon rolls. Too cute!

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  10. These look so cute and fun to make. Thanks for linking up to my Iron Chef challenge!!

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