February 20, 2015

Unfrosted and Un-iced Sugar Cookies

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I'm about to tell you a little secret. As much as I love decorating sugar cookies, I love to eat naked cookies. There, I said it. I LOVE naked cookies. I can have a dozen decorated sugar cookies sitting around and a few dozen undecorated hiding in the freezer. I will always go to the freezer to grab a cookie before grabbing one of the decorated ones. Please tell me I'm not alone here.

A few weeks ago, I seen a video on my Facebook feed that had my mind spinning with possibilities. The Rainbow Heart Cookies "Euginie Cookies" -Euginie Kitchen. Isn't that the coolest thing ever? So I decided to give it a try, putting my own little spin on it.

My favorite thing about these cookies are the fact that no icing or frosting of any kind are required. Which means, you don't have to wait for these cookies to dry before packaging. Just let them cool down and they are ready to go.

Since I do a small amount of cookies at a time, I always have leftover dough in my freezer. The rainbow portion of this cookie does not require a full batch of dough. Unless you are making a ton!

Coloring Cookie Dough


Start out with a small handful of your favorite flavored cookie dough. These just happen to be orange/cardamom flavored.


Add one drop of gel coloring. You can add more or less depending on the desired shade. If the color is darker than what you want, add more dough.


Using your hands, start folding and kneading until the color is completely incorporated into the dough.



You can do as many color combinations as you would like. I decided to stick with just four.




Rolling Your Dough Using the Dough-EZ


Using my Dough-EZ, I rolled each color to 1/4" thickness. Don't forget you can purchase your own Dough-EZ from the right sidebar of my blog. Make sure you use coupon code trcookies (all lower case) to receive $10 off through the month of February.

Place 1/4" guide sticks under the Dough-EZ mat.


Place dough on silicone mat.


Fold over the mat and start rolling. No guide rings on your rolling pin are needed!


Perfect thickness every time.



Rainbow Pattern Cookie


Once all your dough is rolled to 1/4" thickness. Use a knife and cut your dough into a rectangle or square. The one pictured is approximately 3" wide and 4" long. Trust me when I say this will be plenty.


Using your first square as a guide, cut your remaining colors of dough, stacking them one on top of the other.


When all your dough is cut, it will look like this:


Using a knife, cut your 3" x 4" square in half.


Place the half's together.



 Now you can begin slicing. I just eyeballed a 1/4".



Using any mini cutter you have on hand, press your cutter into your rainbow colored dough.
You can turn your cutter any direction you want, to create a different pattern.




Use a regular size cookie of your choice and cut out whatever mini cutter you are using for your rainbow design. (Did that make sense?) Sorry, forgot to take a picture of that!

Place your mini rainbow into the cut out portion. Then bake.



Just think of all the cookie designs you can come up with!! And they are pretty with NO ICING!!!

I must say, the chocolate cookie dough along with the orange/cardamom dough was the BOMB!! So not only can you mix up your flavors you can now mix up your dough flavors!!

If you will please excuse me now, I have a cookie to eat :)



















8 comments:

  1. What a lovely effect! Great tutorial :-)

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  2. Another fantastic post!!!! :) Thanks, Pixie!

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  3. Very cute, unique and delicious looking.

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    1. Thank you Paula! They are (were) yummy!

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  4. Thank you for this great tutorial and for sharing. ���� God bless you!!!!!

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