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I found adding a few drops of water to paste color rather than liquid food coloring resulted in brighter colors and was easier to spread evenly thoughout the sugar. I put the sugar in a ziploc bag and add a few drops of the diluted coloring. I shake and then use a rolling pin to spread the color throughout the sugar.
Awesome idea!! I had to use 5 drops of food coloring for about 1/3 cup of sugar. I spread the sugar on aluminum foil overnight to dry, that way you can just fold the foil in half and pour it right into a jar or bag. Thanks, I'll never buy silly colored sugar again! This sugar is quite pretty and looks like glitter on the cookies.
Great idea - I definitely needed this for cut out cookies. You can make as little or as much as you need and mix as many colors as you can come up with. I highly recommend going to the dollar store and getting small cheap containers.
This is such an excellent way to make colored sugar.I just added a little more color as needed. I needed colored sugar to sprinkle on my heart shaped cookies for Valentine's and didn't want to run out to the store to buy colored sugar. It's inexpensive and works really well. Whatever sugar I had left over I would just use in my coffee or tea or in anything that the color wouldn't matter. I even used the left over surgar when making my home made pasta suace. Thank you so much!
This deserves 5 stars for being so fast and cheap. A small packet of coloured sugar costs about 6. here and you get about 1/4 cup worth. Now I can make my own and any amount I wish quick and easy. It does need to be put to dry out a little after first colouring it though But it is worth it. Thanks Sue!
I first tried this with regular granulated sugar and storebrand liquid food coloring drops. Disappointing dull & tired colors. Tried again with granulated sugar and gel food color and sha-ZAM! Now that's the bold color I was looking for. I'd take the tip of a butterknife to dip into the gel color then wipe the knife off on the inside of a Ziploc bag. Add sugar then mash it around. Then I tried the gel color with sparkling sugar and that was just beautiful.
I made 4 different basic colors for Christmas cookies. It's easy to do but it has the consitancy of Moon Sand. It never completely dries out. Since it's also regular sugar the crystals are very fine so you have to put more on for it show on frosted cookies. I used some old bottles of Spices I had in my pantry to shake it on.