Feb 20, 2013

Colored Cookie Dough...it really brightens cookies up

Happy Hump Day!
I played last weekend with coloring my cookie dough.
I have seen several colored dough cookies, but never had tried it myself.
But last weekend, with a little time on my hands,
I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try.
They are just cookies, right?
What could possible go wrong?
If they fail...I could just hide in the closet and
eat them all, and no one will ever know, right?
I had a few concerns about trying colored dough cookies.
First, I was worried if the gel coloring I used would
alter the flavor of the cookies.
Second, I worried if my cookies would be "sweet" enough.
My cookies are not very sweet, on there own, which is normally
not a problem, because my glaze is sweet, and the cookie
and glaze together create the perfect amount of sweetness.
Third, I knew with colored dough, no glaze is needed,
so I needed to find a way to get "sweet" onto or into
my cookie dough, without glaze.
Ok...I know others will say, "Just switch cookie recipes"
Well..easy for you to say!
I don't like change.
I love my recipe.
I don't like change.
I could roll my cookies thinner.
I don't like change.
My customers love my cookies.
They don't like change.
So, I made my usual cookie recipe.
I divided it into 6 portions.
I added gel coloring to each portion, and kneaded it into the dough.
Make sure you wear gloves when you do this!
I did have to kneed a little more flour into the dough, to
make it less "sticky".
I then rolled it to my usual 3/8 inch thickness,
and cut out my cookies.
I dipped the tops in sanding sugar!
Problem solved!
I used sanding sugar that matched the dough,
red dough got dipped in red sanding sugar, blue in blue, and so on.
Then I just baked as usual.
I was thrilled with the outcome.
They looked great!
They tasted great
I made several cookies, but they are for later posts.
I wish I could share...but...well...sorry.
How about a little sneak peak of the
colored dough cookies?
Would that make you happy?
Ok..you win.
These are the two cookies I made with the left over dough I had.
I love love love colored dough cookies!
I am so happy I tried them.
I am sooo bummed I did not try them sooner.
Stay tuned...more colored dough cookies coming in the future!
Until next time....



  1. I love your colored cookie dough!! The first time I colored my dough, I was not smart enough to wear gloves. Yep, my hands were blue and red for a while :)

  2. Fun, fun fun Kimmie! I've colored my cookie dough a few times and it's always a fun surprise. I'm excited to see more of what you were working on!

  3. I'm so glad you had a good experience with coloring dough. It's such a time saver when you just want quick cookies. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

  4. I love using colored cookie dough. It's a great alternative when you want pretty cookies but don't want to make icing. Can't wait to see what else you created!


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