Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tie Dye Cookies

After "April Showers", we could use some bright cheery colors. We made tie dyed cookies, and they were a big hit with the kids. The bright colors (or maybe it was the sugar and sprinkles) definitely made the kids happier.

You will need:

  • Sugar cookie dough (either a mix or your own recipe) and needed ingredients to make the dough
  • Food Coloring (DM Tip: I used Betty Crocker Neon Gel Food Colors for the pink, purple, and green, and then used a blue and yellow food coloring for the blue and yellow.)
  • Sprinkles, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Divide the dough evenly into 4 or 5 bowls. Color each bowl a different color with the food coloring.
3. Roll each color into small balls, about the size of a grape.
4. Take a ball of each color and form into a ball. Do not roll too much or the colors will merge, try to smoosh into a ball shape.
5. Roll the colored ball against the counter until you have a strip about 8-10 inches long.
6. Start at one end and twist into a circle. Every once in awhile twist the dough so different colors will show.
7. If desired, roll edge of cookie in sprinkles. DM Tip: It can be hard to roll the edges of the cookie in the sprinkles. Once the cookies are baked and cooled, you can spread a thin layer of icing around the edge and then roll in sprinkles.
8. Bake for 10 minutes, or until done. Place on a cooling rack to cool off.

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