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Working with Tinted Cookie Dough


Make any cookie merrier by adding color to the dough! Just a little icing color will make it easy to create festive cookies like the two-tone twists shown here.
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Step 1

Tint dough a little darker than you would tint icing; cookies will bake lighter than dough appears. After dough is mixed, take out the portion to be tinted. Add just a little color with a toothpick. Gently blend color into dough using stand mixer paddle attachment, or knead in by hand. Stop to check the color. If it is too light, add a little more color and continue mixing until desired shade is reached.

Step 2
Step 2

For two-tone twists, roll logs of tinted and plain dough, about 1/2 in. diameter. Place side by side.

Step 3
Step 3

Starting at one end, twist logs together. Shape as needed to eliminate any gaps. Curve at the top to create a candy cane shape.

Step 4
Step 4

Bake and cool.

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Working with Tinted Cookie Dough is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such an easy technique if you don't have alot of time to decorate or if your running low on sprinkles
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love doing this! I also do this with a log of sugar cookie dough and make swirl cookies! Very easy way to dress 'em up! :)
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is a fun thing to do with the kiddos, also using the colors to paint on the cookies by using a very small amount of water with the wilton colors and a small paint brush!
Date published: 2010-12-05
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