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Tie Dye Sugar Cookies are a festive twist on a classic sugar cookie recipe
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Tie Dye Sugar Cookies

Fun swirls of color make these Tie Dye Sugar Cookies a festive twist on a classic cookie recipe, and a great way to spend an afternoon baking with kids.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookies, tie dye
Servings: 24
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • one stick 1C. butter flavored Crisco shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Combine sugar and butter flavored Crisco in a large bowl beat at medium speed until well blended. 
  • Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla and blend until fluffy. 
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Mix in food coloring.
  • To get a good red you'll need to use a powdered dye or an oil based one.
  • Break each color into small pieces and make a checker board pattern alternating colors. 
  • Squish together and roll flat with a rolling pin. Cut with a cookie cutter or a cup.
  • Bake at 375° for 5 to 9 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.8mg