Fireflies: Recipe: Tie-Dyed Kite Cookies         

Mar 21, 2012

Recipe: Tie-Dyed Kite Cookies

Why not bake some kite cookies to enjoy as you read this month's kite and wind themed CLIP books!
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces)
    refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pink, green and blue gel food coloring
  • 24 to 28 pieces pull-and-peel licorice (9-1/2 inches each)
  • 48 to 56 Life Savers candies
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting

  • Cut cookie dough in half width wise; let one half stand at room
  • temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften (save the other half for
  • another use).
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead enough flour into softened dough
  • until dough is stiff. Press into a 5-in. circle. Top with one dot of
  • each color food coloring; knead 5-10 times or until color just
  • begins to swirl.
  • Roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out with a floured 3-in.
  • diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to
  • wire racks.
  • Turn cookies bottom side up. For each cookie, lace one piece of
  • licorice through one Life Saver; loop the licorice through the Life
  • Saver again to hold the candy in place. Repeat with second Life 
  • Saver. Attach kite tails to the back of each cookie with frosting.
  • Let stand until set. Yield: about 2 dozen.

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