Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tie-dye or play dough cookies as my aunt would like to call them....

It is my cousins graduation party this weekend and she is a very artsy person. She also likes to bake (kinda runs in our family....well with a few of us at least) but when she does she get super creative and also likes to make tie-dye baked goods. In her honor,  betty went out of her comfort zone and created these bad boys. Enjoy! 

Tie-dye/ play dough butter cookies (recipie adapted from a coworker) 

-2 sticks of unsalted butter softened 
-1/2 cup white sugar 
-1 egg
- 2 T of milk 
-1 T pure maple syrup 
-2 tsp vanilla 
-2 cups AP flour
-1 cup of cake flour
-1 tsp baking powder 
- food coloring of choice 


1. Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in egg, syrup, vanilla, and milk. Mix until just combined. 
3. In a separate bowl combine flours, and baking powder- sift together
4. Gradually add in the flour mixture- mix until all ingredients are combined.
5. Ensure all ingredients are combined and using hands create a big ball out of the dough. 
6. Separate the ball into how many ever colors you are using smaller evenly sized balls (I did three) 
7. Add in the food coloring to the dough ( I mixed with my hands - using gloves) 
8. Using a rolling pin roll out bottom layer ( this will actually be the outside layer) 
9. Place that layer aside and roll out second layer and place on top of bottom.
10. Repeat with the final color. 
11. Roll into a log shape
12. Cut into cookie sized slices ( if you want perfectly round cookies use the dental floss method--I just sliced- but it does flatten the bottom ) 
13. Place on plate -cover and chill for at least 40 mins ( I left mine overnight) 

14. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
15. place sliced cookies on sheet. 

16. bake 10-15 minutes depending on thickness. 

17. Transfer to wire rack to cool. 

18. Enjoy!