April is just around the corner, which means that spring is almost fully in swing! One classic spring and summer activity, which is perfect for kids and adults, is tie-dying, or the process of using colored dye to customize white t-shirts, sheets, and more. Yet, tie-dye isn’t just for clothing and bedding. You can also tie-dye sugar cookies! Follow along with this fun and kid-friendly tutorial from PureWow for tasty, tie-dyed sugar cookies that you won’t be able to get enough of.
• 1 batch cut-out sugar cookies, cooled completely
• 2½ cups confectioners’ sugar
• 2½ tablespoons milk, plus more as needed
• 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
• ½ teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract (optional)
• Assorted gel food coloring, in colors of your choice
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, milk, corn syrup, and extract (if using). Add more milk as necessary to make an icing that drizzles easily off a spoon but is still on the thick side (or about the viscosity of honey). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel if not using right away.
2. Use a toothpick, small skewer or chopstick to swirl a small amount of the food coloring through the icing, leaving streaks. (Don’t overmix the food coloring, or the cookies won’t have a “tie-dye” effect.) You can use as many colors as you want, but the more you mix, the muddier the colors will get.
3. Working one at a time, carefully dip a cookie face down into the glaze. Turn the cookie right side up and transfer it to a cooling rack, letting any excess glaze drip off. If the icing loses its streaks as you dip, you can add a little more food coloring and swirl it again. Let the icing set for at least 4 hours (and up to 12).
4. The cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Whether you prefer to create new home décor or get your hands dirty outside of your apartment, Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska has you covered with the coolest DIYs around!