How to Color Cookie Dough

December 13th, 2013 by Emily Tatak

While traditional sugar cookies are great, sometimes you want to add a little color! In our latest video, I’ll show you how to color cookie dough easily using your mixer and some Wilton icing colors. The Icing colors tint the dough without changing the consistency of the dough, which can happen with traditional food coloring. Learn tips to ensure the intensity of your color so you don’t end up with pale cookies.

Please check our website for more cookie decorating inspiration! What cookies will you color now that you know how to color cookie dough?

Emily Tatak Emily is an Assistant Culinary Specialist in the Wilton Test Kitchen and is a Certified Wilton Method® Instructor. Some of her responsibilities include evaluating new and innovative products before they go to market, quality control testing of current products and creating delicious recipes for packaging, public relations, Wilton.com and Treatology.com. She has also appeared in numerous instructional videos for the Wilton YouTube channel and Creativebug.com. With all these responsibilities there is never a “normal day” in the Wilton Test Kitchen. When she isn’t baking in the test kitchen, she’s at home testing new recipes on her family and friends.

6 Replies

  1. Beverly Baldwin says:

    I have watched many Wilton videos. I think it would be a better idea to show the cookies, or dough, or decorating more closely, rather than focusing on the speaker. It is way too hard to see.

  2. Elsa leyton says:

    Quiero spreader mas how to color to the cookie dough and many things….gracias

  3. DULCE CASTELLANOS ALMAZAN says:

    MUCHAS GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR TAN BUENOS CONOCIMIENTOS YO HE ESTUDIADO ALGUNAS CLASES EN WILTON DE GUADALAJARA, PERO ME GUSTARIA QUE LOS VIDEOS QUE PASEN SEAN EN ESPAÑOL .
    MUCHAS GRACIAS Y QUE DIOS LES LLENE DE BVENDICIONES ESTA NAVIDAD

  4. Heidi says:

    How does dough turn out if you add the color to the butter and sugar while creaming? I hesitate to beat up my dough too much- between this and rolling it out, I’m afraid it would toughen the cookie!

  5. Debbie says:

    How long will the Wilton Cookie Icing stay usable? I don’t see an out date. I purchased more than I need and want to keep it so I can use it for not time. Thanks

  6. Diane Ragot says:

    So great full for all instructions will not be so stressed now before xmas

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