Colored Cookie Dough Easter Cookies

Simple Colored Dough Bunny Cookies for Easter | The Bearfoot Baker

Have you ever had a request to make cookies without icing? Some people love the taste of sugar cookies but aren’t crazy about the taste of icing. When I get requests like that, I like to make colored cookie dough to add a little fun to the cookies. You can even mix the food gel color in the dough and leave some streaks of color for a marbled affect. You can make the cookies without the icing and still have fun by coloring the dough. The possibilities are endless.

How to Make Colored Cookie Dough Cookies for Easter | The Bearfoot Baker

Don’t you just love the simplicity of colored dough. I’m falling in love with it more with it more and more everyday!

Supplies for Colored Cookie Dough:

Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Half a Batch of Royal Icing Recipe-This is way too much icing for this project. You only need a little to use as ‘glue’ to attach the tails to each bunny.

Cookie Cutters:
Bunny Cookie Cutters – Any bunny cutters will work.
Flower Cookie Cutters for the Bunny Tails

Royal Icing:
White Royal icing Icing to ‘glue’ the tails on the bunnies.

AmeriColor Soft Gel Food Paste Colors: 
Super Red
Gold
Avocado
Sky Blue

Tools:
Baking sheet
Parchment Paper or Silpat
Plastic Wrap
Color Flexible Cutting Mat for rolling out the dough. Mine are white but Wal-Mart only carries the orange, green and red now.
Flour
Rolling pin
1/4″ Rolling pin spacers

Easy Colored Cookie Dough Bunny Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by making a batch of sugar cookie dough and divide it into four even discs.
  • Cover each disc with plastic wrap until you are ready to mix in the color and roll out the dough.
  • Place the first disc onto a plastic mat sprinkled with flour.
  • Add a drop of Gold Americolor Soft Paste Food Gel Color and mix. Only add a little color at a time because you can always add more later if you need it but you can’t remove it once it has been added.

How to Make Colored Cookie Dough Rabbit Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Work the soft food gel paste into the dough until it is well blended or until you get the marble affect you want.
  • You can use gloves so your hands won’t be rainbow colored like mine but I seriously don’t mind looking like a rainbow. It is a sign that I have had fun and put in a good day of hard work.

Colored Cookie Dough Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • See that dark streak of gold color? That is exactly what I am looking for in this dough. It will look lovely when it is baked. I wish I would have left more streaks in all the colors. I really like the way it looks. Next time, I will leave a lot more streaks. Live and learn.

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  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and roll out the dough. For even rolling I used the 1/4″ rolling pin spacers. Love those things!
  • Place the dough in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes so the shapes will be easier to cut.

How to Make Colored Cookie Dough Rabbit Cookies for Easter | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Cut out your cute bunny shapes. I decided to use 3 different sizes of the same cutter and it worked well but feel free to mix things up. Use different shapes or add some eggs or orange carrots. Make it your own.

How to Make Colored Cookie Dough Bunny Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Don’t forget to make a little flower tail for each of the bunnies. I used the same small tail on the two smaller bunnies and a larger flower for the large bunny.
  • Repeat the process with each of the other colors.

Here is a little video of the bunnies in action for ya.

How to Make Colored Cookie Dough Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerThe next time someone asks you for a ‘naked cookie’ remember you can make it fun with colored cookie dough. The colors and affects are endless.

Looking for more Easter Fun?
Easter Cookies with a Twist
Woodland Easter Cookies
Speckled Egg Cookies
Easter Cake Peekaboo Bunny Cake

Bear hugs,

Lisa