coloring rolled sugar cookie dough
Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:55 AM
I've got enough cookie dough made to last me until next week, so adding color now would only make the dough tough. I'm toying with the idea of adding some liquid/gel/candy color to the creamed butter/sugar (before adding eggs, flour, etc). I wondered if anyone else had done it and whether or not I'd be wasting ingredients.
Otherwise, I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple of weeks!
Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:13 AM
But umm, hey, you can take some of your dough, thin it out with water and add food color to that. Then pipe that onto your cut out pre-baked cookies. We do smilie faces or whatever. I mean you can decorate them before you bake them. Just experiment a bit with the consistency, you want a nice pipe-able consistency and then bake, you're golden. Y'know test one or two first to be sure all is well and get the feel for it. You could pipe over the entire top if you want. And for sure it flattens out some but you can pipe anything on there, names, faces, whatever, monograms, outlines, etc.
As an aside: Now this is a great example of where a pro would take a small batch made with shortening or part shortening to make the loose dough that is combined with water so it does not spread out so much when it is piped and then baked. But should work with butter doughs too.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 06:31 PM
Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:47 PM
So you wanna add color to the eggs & fat & stuff so it doesn't mess up the texture.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 06:44 PM
I wanted to be able to cut out the cookies and package them up in a window box so you'd see these pastel pink bunnies, pale yellow chick shapes, pale lavender easter eggs, maybe a pastel orange flower. Something not as "expensive" as a whole cake, for example, and not another box of chocolate easter eggs (not that there's anything wrong with chocolate easter eggs - I just want to provide an alternative!).
I didn't want to have to go over the shapes with anything, just cut, bake and box! Last Christmas I made tiny gingerbread men, stars, trees, boots and packaged them up and people loved it. It was the perfect hostess gift, a great impulse sale. I saw these cute mini Easter shape cutters and thought it could work.
Will try next week.....
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