Colored Sugar

"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 .."
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Ready In:
2 tablespoons sugar


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • food coloring


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

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  1. bmcnichol
    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
  2. No Destination
    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!
  3. deemcmeekin
    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!!
  4. ColoradoCooking
    I place it in a heavy duty plastic baggy, then simply add food coloring until you achieve the desired color (remember to start with small amounts first and add until you get your color depth.) Allow to dry. Great for rimming drinks. Add salt with the sugar for Margaritas.
  5. Jeannie D.
    • Review photo by Jeannie D.



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