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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!



Linking up to: Creative Chick Parade @ Trendy Treehouse and Cheffie Jo's


  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!

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

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

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

  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. :)

  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...

  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!

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

  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!

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