Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Colored sugar to top cookies with, or roll them in .. sometimes I use it to top muffins when I make them for kids .. I usually use coarse sugar, and it works well ..

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • food coloring


  1. Place sugar on waxed paper.
  2. Add one drop of food color, work in with your fingertips.
  3. Repeat step 2 until you reach the color you want.


Most Helpful

I was making sugar cookies and my husband asked where the colored sugar was. I didn't have any so I came to this site. This recipe worked perfectly. I put the ingredients in a cup and used a spoon to combine so I didn't get it on my fingers. Will be using this again

bmcnichol December 18, 2012

Wonderful and easy! I took the advice of InkyInkerton and used a plastic bag so I didn't get the food coloring all over my fingers. I used it on top of recipe #11345 and it was perfect!

No Destination September 29, 2008

Just made this using paper cups and the back of a spoon. No need for gloves. Fast, easy and saved the day since sprinkles are hard to find where I live. Thanks! UPDATE: Being a novice cook, I let my kids deco on the cookie sheet and thru it in the oven. The sugar that got spilled on the sheet burned and smoked up the kitchen. She lives and learns!!

deemcmeekin December 14, 2007

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