Someone suggested I use the No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe from this site, to make a "23" cake topper for a birthday cake I'm making.
This sounds like a good idea to me, but I was trying to think of a way to incorporate the color I want it to be into the cookie, rather than having to ice it. Could I add some gel coloring (the kind I would typically use to color icing with) to the dough, in place of some of the extract or something like that?
Like I said, this might be a dumb questions, but I thought it would be cool if I could color the cookies instead of just icing them.
When I have done this I have noticed after I have baked it the color comes out lighter then the unbaked dough.
But it is possible? Thanks!
Did you substitute the coloring for part of the flavoring, or did you use the full flavoring and then just add the coloring too?
Yes it is possible but you won't get deep colors. Never thought about it, I just add the coloring.
Tisha: Wilton has spray color, I spray cookies (for example spray ladybug cookie red, then black icing for head and dots). I do that for people that I know don't like a lot of sweet. Just a thought
Just add the color gel and do NOT cut the flavoring down! Good Luck I think it is fun to add the color to cookie dough!
You can color your dough with gel coloring. Put them in a zippy bag and knead.
You could also use egg yolk paint to decorate the cookies before you bake.
Egg Yolk Paint
Blend well 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water. Divide mixture among several small custard cups. Add a different food coloring to each cup to make bright colors. Paint designs on cookies with small paintbrushes. If egg yolk paint thickens on standing, add a few drops of water.
I do like the idea of the Wilton spray, Shiney. Hadn't thought of that -- thanks!
Thanks so much for all the great ideas and info, everyone.
Take a look at my flickr page (link in my signature)! They cookies turned out great!!!
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!
great job! they turned out super!
I cookie lady that I used to know in CA, used to color her dough and I loved the way it looked.
I did it for a couple of my Christmas cookies last year:
Those are SUPER cute, Jen!!! Love them.
I'm so ready for Christmas.