One of my daughter's favorite things to make with me is rolled cookies. What kid doesn't enjoy rolling sweet dough and stamping out different shapes? I love making vanilla bean cookies with her, but I wanted to make them more festive for Christmas and more fun for her.
India Tree sent me a box of their lovely vegetable dyes to test and review, and while they work quite well, I know they can be prohibitively expensive.
So I thought, "Why not make my own vegetable dyes?"
The icing I ended up with dries hard and shiny, is easy and really fun for kids to use because it's painted on, and shows that natural colors are really beautiful. The icing can even be swirled together on the cookie for a tie-dyed look.