Transform those ordinary cookies into something magical with this Tie Dye Mickey Mouse Cookie recipe! These tie dye cookies are a delightful treat for kids and adults.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make tie dye cookies, you’ve come to the right place.
Perfect as a Mickey Mouse Valentines idea, these tie dye cookies are not only adorable, but they are also incredibly delicious!
They are the perfect way to add some Disney magic to your Valentine’s Day!
HOW DO YOU COLOR COOKIE DOUGH?
Using color cookie dough opens the doors to a world of creativity in the kitchen! From tie dye cookies to Christmas ornaments, the options are only limited by your imagination.
Adding color to cookie dough couldn’t be easier. You simply make the dough, then divide it into separate bowls, one for each color you want to use.
Then, working with one bowl at a time, add a few drops of food coloring to the dough and then use your hands to work it into the dough. Easy peasy!
PRO TIP: be sure to use gel food color. You would need to use a lot of the liquid color and it would change the consistency of your dough.
These tie dye sugar cookies are one of those recipes that everyone loves, and you come out looking amazing because it appears that you spent HOURS creating them. But in reality, you won’t (our little secret!)
Learning how to make tie dye cookies may seem hard, but I promise it isn’t. You basically dye cookie dough, roll out each color, layer them on top of each other, and then roll them up into a log.
From there you simply slice off rounds, cut out each round with a cookie cutter, and then bake just as you would with any other rolled sugar cookie recipe.
Tip: I love making a batch of my basic sugar cookie dough for this Tie Dye Valentine’s Day cookie recipe, but you can also use store bought sugar cookie dough and they’ll be just as yummy!
You will find the full ingredients and directions in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post.
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
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- hand mixer or countertop mixer with bowl
- 1 mickey mouse cookie cutter – mine is 2-inch
- 1 disposable piping bag
- rolling pin – LOVE this, get perfect thickness easily
- 2 mixing bowls
- 3 large bowls – to divide and color dough
- Cooling racks
- microwave, double boiler, or candy melting pot
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- parchment paper
- cookie sheets
- gloves – optional but definitely recommended
- flour – use all-purpose flour to make this sugar cookie recipe.
- baking powder – the main leavening agent that helps cookies rise and have that nice thick cookie texture.
- Kosher salt – used to enhance the flavor of other ingredients.
- white sugar – a classic ingredient in any sugar cookie recipe.
- unsalted sweet cream butter – make sure that the butter is softened to room temperature.
- large eggs – these should also be at room temperature, so leave them out for at least 30 minutes before starting.
- vanilla extract – adds aroma and flavor to the sugar cookies.
- Red GEL food coloring – make sure you are using GEL coloring
- Black GEL food coloring – again, use GEL coloring
- Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers – they melt easily and taste wonderful.
- Valentine’s Day sprinkles – I used red, pink, and white nonpareils
These Tie Dye cookies look as though you spent hours working in the kitchen. But in reality, you can have them done in about an hour – not including chilling and setting times. 🙂
But that will be our little secret! 😉 Let them think you spent all day working on these beauties!
So, are you ready to make this pretty Valentine’s Day tie dye cookie recipe?
Step One: Make Sugar Cookies Recipe
- Prepare the sugar cookie dough using the recipe in the printable card.
Step Two: Separate into 3 Dough Balls
- Equally divide the dough between 3 bowls.
Step Three: Color
- Wearing gloves (different pair for each color), add several drops of red gel food coloring to the first bowl, then use your hands to knead it into the dough until you get a uniform color.
- Repeat with the second bowl of dough using the black gel food coloring.
- Leave the third bowl of dough uncolored.
Step Four: Roll Out Dough
- Place the red dough ball in between two pieces of parchment paper.
- Roll the dough out to about 11 in. x 9 in. and about ¼ inches thick.
- Leave it in the paper, and place on a cookie sheet.
- Repeat with other two dough balls.
TIP: want an easy way to roll dough and get it the perfect thickness each and every time? Check out my review of The Cookie Thing. I LOVE it!
Step Five: Cool
- Place the cookie sheets of rolled-out dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden. This will make it easier to work with the Mickey Mouse Tie Dye Cookie dough.
Step Six: Combine Dough Colors
- Starting with one color of rolled out dough, remove the top piece of parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the top of it with just a very few drops of water to act as glue.
- Remove paper from a second color and place it directly on top of the first color.
- Again, sprinkle with very few drops of water.
- Lay final color on top.
Step Seven: Form a Log
- Take a knife, trim the dough into an even rectangle
- Then take one side lengthwise and roll the dough into a tight log.
- Place dough log in the fridge to chill for at least one hour.
Step Eight: Cut into Round Slices
- Remove dough from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut ½ inch round slices from the log and lay them onto the cookie sheet.
- Check, and if the cookie cutter is bigger than the round slice, then gently flatten the dough to make it big enough to fit the cookie cutter
Step Nine: Cut with Cookie Cutter
- Cut Mickey Mouse shapes out of the dough rounds and place on the cookie sheet about ½ inch apart
- Repeat until all rounds have been cut out.
Step Eleven: Decorate
- First melt the white chocolate and spoon into the piping bag.
- Then pipe an outline around the shape of the mickey cookie.
- Finally, cover the white chocolate outline with the Valentine’s Day nonpareils
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The Tie Dye cookies are best served at room temperature, but they can also be stored in the refrigerator.
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MORE VALENTINES DAY RECIPES
Want more recipes for Valentine’s Day? I think you will really love these:
- Homemade Rainbow Hearts Candy
- Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge Recipe
- XOXO Valentine’s Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe
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- 3 C flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- 1 C white sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted sweet cream butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 large eggs, at room temp.
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Red and black GEL food coloring
- 1 C Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
- Valentine's Day sprinkles
FOR THE COOKIES
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about five minutes.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until completely combined.
- In a second bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
- Add the butter mixture in with the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Divide the cookie dough into three bowls.
- Add several drops of red food coloring to one bowl, then use your hands to knead the color throughout the dough.
- Add several drops of black food coloring to the second bowl, and again knead the color throughout the dough.
- Leave the third bowl of dough uncolored.
- Cut three sheets of parchment paper measuring about 13 inches x 11 inches. Place the red ball of cookie dough in the center of one of the sheets, and cover with another piece of parchment paper.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about 11 inches x 9 inches and ¼ inches thick.
- Transfer the parchment paper covered cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. Repeat this process for the black cookie dough and for the non-colored cookie dough.
- Place each cookie sheet of dough into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, place one layer of cookie dough onto the counter and remove the top sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle a few drops of water on top to create a ‘glue’, then place a second layer of cookie dough on top of it. Sprinkle the top of that layer with a few drops of water, then place the final layer of dough on top. Color order is not important.
- Using a knife, trim the dough into an even rectangle. Then take one side, length wise, and roll the dough into a tight log.
- Place the cookie dough log into the fridge for an hour.
- Remove the dough and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut 1/2-inch round slices from the log and lay them onto the cookie sheet, checking to make sure the cookie cutter fits. If the cookie cutter is bigger than the round slice, gently flatten the dough to make it big enough to fit the cookie cutter.
- Use Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the dough rounds and place onto the cookie sheet about 1/2-inch apart. Repeat until all rounds have been cutout.
- Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until a light brown.
- Remove and allow to cool completely before decorating.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave bowl and spoon into the piping bag.
- Cut the tip and working with one cookie at a time, carefully pipe an outline around the shape of the Mickey cookie
- Immediately cover with the Valentine’s Day nonpareils before the chocolate dries.
- Allow to harden before enjoying.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.