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Coloring the Cookie Dough


Add rich tones and subtle character to cookies just by adding Wilton Icing Colors to dough before baking!
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Step 1
Step 1

Add just a little color with a toothpick. Gently blend color into dough using stand mixer paddle attachment, or knead in by hand.

Step 2
Step 2

Stop to check the color. If it is too light, add a little more color and continue mixing until desired shade is reached.

Tint dough a little darker than you would tint icing; cookies will bake lighter than dough appears.

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Coloring the Cookie Dough is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would suggest tinting the creamed mixture before adding flour. Make sure to add enough to compensate for the addition of the flour. You can add more color after the flour if needed. This will go a long way to prevent over-working of the dough, resulting in tender cookies. There is a slight risk of over-tinting with this method, but I think it is worth it to prevent tough cookies.
Date published: 2010-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i used one box of cake mix, evenly seperated the mixture in approx. 5 equal parts, tinted each part a different color (colors in the rainbow) then starting with the lighter color carefully pouring each, not disturbing the previously poured mixture. baked accourding to the pkg directions. this was THE most fun our children had in kitchen, they couldn't wait to see the finished product....the rainbow cake:) *note* i used two round 8" pans
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The biggest plus of Wilton's colors is they add no fluid to the recipe. Cookie dough, for sure. But also consider tinting pie dough (orange for Halloween or Thanksgiving, red for Christmas, pastels for spring) and white cake mixes. I also used the black to tint chocolate candy melts at Halloween to mold black skulls. What fun!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i just tried this for my rolled sugar cookies, i made yellow stars it just required a little color and we got really bright x-mas stars. my kids love them i just added some sprinkles (before baking them ) instead of decorating them, i save tons of time and they look really great
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This makes such a difference in your cookies, yet it's so easy. You can seperate your dough in different bowls and make as many different colored cookies that you like. I also use this trick on my cakes. When you cut it, it's like a suprise inside! Ooo....color! lol
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, how easy! and it makes all the difference in the world! From now on, I can serve red stockings and hearts, green trees, leaves, shamrocks, and wreaths. The list is endless. Don't know why I never thought of coloring my dough. Oh, bread dough too...Thanks!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I haven't tinted cookie dough since I was kid. This is going to be a great thing to do with my son. Before I got into really baking you would just use some food coloring to tint your cookie dough. That's wilton for bringing back some good childhood memories.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love sugar cookies at Chistmas, but sometimes we just like coloured sugar on them instead of icing them. Let's face it, a plate of "white-ish" cookies with sugar on them can get a little boring so this trick of tinting the dough was a great solution!
Date published: 2010-11-30
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