Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tie Dyed Cookies

This is only what's left (read: rejects I didn't take to the chili cook off), but the kids and I made two different types of cookies yesterday. The first was a lime cookie dusted in powdered sugar which I found on Martha's website. She does a cookie of the day thing. The other cookie recipe also came from her website. I think she called them Art Cookies, or something like that. "Each one is a masterpiece" or some phrase like that. Anyway, I call them tie dye cookies. Basically you make sugar cookie dough, roll it out, cut squares with a pizza cutter, and then let the kids put one drop of dye on each dough square at a time. Then they blow through a straw onto the dye to make it move around on the dough. Some of their creations looked really cool. I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of all of them before we left for the cook off (of which I was one of the winners! Yay!).

So while this is a kid-friendly cookie making activity, Emma is sadly still too young to participate. She started drinking the dye and her right arm is still yellow. Emma was, well, Emma yesterday.

But I think you should try making these cookies with some kiddos sometime. Personally, I'm not about to eat them. I'm not a fan of sugar cookies unless they are soft and have good frosting. I'm also not a fan of food coloring. But if you don't mind your kids' teeth looking blue and green while eating a cookie, try it :)


Canda said...

Fun idea. They look too pretty to frost. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

So funny about Emma trying to drink the dye. I can see that happening here with the twins. Even with Hammy.

They look great. Tie-dye is a fun way to describe them. I think the kids find that more appealing than calling them "art cookies" or "masterpiece cookies."

I'll have to check out Martha's cake of the day. I'm craving sweets now after reading your blog. ;)

Nikki said...

I mean "cookie" of the day.