I teach junior English in an urban high school in Baltimore. This week, our classroom was so hot and humid, and I was so impressed with how hard my kids worked, that I baked them cookies. I know, I know– it’s just the first week of school. But the kids were exceptional this week. And, because it’s fun, I tie-dyed the cookies.
|Cookies that I sent to Becky for her birthday!|
I’m not a purist when it comes to the kitchen. I like making the most of my time, and honestly, I haven’t yet found a sugar cookie recipe that is better than this mix:
|I found this particularly huge bag of mix at Costco for about $6. Not too shabby.|
Mix your cookie dough together, and then separate it into 3 equal parts. Using regular food coloring, dye the dough (red, yellow, and blue) to the shade you desire. I would suggest going darker rather than light so that you can get some really cool, vibrant colors.
Bake for 8 minutes at 375 (or until just the very edges get a tiny bit brown). You do NOT want to bake these so that the tops are brown, otherwise, the color dulls.
Et voila! Beautiful tie-dyed cookies just because!
Annnnnd… now it’s time for me to go make some English muffin bread. Time for that deliciousness to get in my belly!