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Tye Dye Sugar Cookies Recipe (+ How to Decorate) 

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If you’re looking for an easy and fun recipe to make with your kids, then look no further than these  Mickey Tye Dye Cookies! They are super delicious, require very few ingredients, and are easy to put together! You’ll want to make these again and again!

Mickey Tye Dye Cookies with melted chocolate outlined around the shape of the Mickey and topped with sprinkles.

These tie-dye sugar cookies are so fun and colorful. No matter, if you are getting them for a classroom party, cookie swap, dessert table, or just want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family, these cookies are just what you need.

Why You Should Make This Tye Dye Cookies Recipe

  • Easy to find ingredients – Made with only simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store.
  • Kid-Friendly – Great for children’s parties, and the kids can help you make these delicious tie-dye cookies.
  • Mouse Theme – These are perfect for a mouse-themed party!

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Valentine’s Day Message Cookies recipe.

Ingredients For Tye Dye Cookies

Ingredients for Mickey themed Tye Dye Cookies sitting on a white countertop.
  • Flour: The foundation for our cookies, it gives them structure and body. Ensure to use all-purpose flour for the best results. 
  • Baking powder: This is our leavening agent, which helps the cookies rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Kosher salt: A pinch of this enhances the sweetness and balances the overall flavor of the cookies.
  • White sugar: This adds sweetness to the cookies and helps in creating a beautiful golden-brown color. 
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter: Gives the cookies a rich, buttery flavor while also aiding in the texture. Remember to use it at room temperature.
  • Large eggs: They act as the binding agent, holding all the ingredients together.
  • Pure vanilla extract: Just a splash of this imparts a warm, aromatic flavor to the cookies.
  • Red and black food coloring: These are what give our cookies their fun, tie-dye look. Feel free to experiment with other colors too!
  • Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers: These will give our cookies a decadently smooth and creamy white chocolate coating.
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles: The perfect festive touch to finish off our cookies. Plus, they add a lovely crunchy texture.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Instead of Red and Black coloring, you could use red and pink to make these even more festive for Valentine’s Day.
  • You can make these Tie Dye Sugar Cookies in any shape you like if you don’t have a Mouse cookie cutter.
  • Not a fan of sprinkles? Leave them off altogether.

How To Make Tye Dye Cookies

  • Put butter and sugar into a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend these for five minutes. 
  • Now, add eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix them together. 
  • Take another bowl and put all the dry ingredients in it. Mix them.
  • Now, combine the butter mix with the dry ingredients. Combine them well.
  • Divide dough into three separate bowls. 
  • In one small bowl, add some red food coloring. Blend the color into the dough using your hands. 
  • In the second bowl, add some black drops of food coloring. Use your hands to mix the color into the dough. 
  • Lastly, cut three pieces of parchment paper. Each should be about 13 inches by 11 inches.
Collage of yellow, black, and red cookie dough being flatted and rolled.
  • Place parchment paper on the counter.
  • Position the red dough ball on the paper’s center and cover it with another parchment paper.
  • Roll out dough to be 11 in x 9 in and about ¼ inches thick using a rolling pin. Place it on a cookie sheet. (Photo 1)
  • Repeat the steps with black and non-colored dough.
  • Chill each dough sheet in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • After chilling, remove the top parchment paper of one dough layer and sprinkle water drops on it.
  • Layer the second dough sheet on top; color does not matter. (Photo 2)
  • Add the final dough layer on top. (Photo 3)
  • Trim edges to form an even rectangle with a knife.
  • Roll the layered dough lengthwise into a log and cover with plastic wrap. (Photo 4)
  • Refrigerate the log for an hour.

Baking The Cookies

Collage of decorating Mickey themed tye dye cookie.
  • Take out the dough and heat the oven to 350℉  degrees.
  • Slice the dough into 1/2-inch rounds and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Flatten the dough for the cookie cutter if needed.
  • Cut out Mickey shapes with cutters from the dough rounds.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes in the middle of oven until light golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on a wire rack after baking.
  • Melt white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag and cut the tip.
  • Outline the top of a cookie with the melted white chocolate. (Photos 5 & 6)
  • Sprinkle Valentine’s Day nonpareils on the cookies while the chocolate is still wet. (Photo 7)
  • Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.
Mickey themed cookies with sprinkles sitting on a wooden board.

Expert Tips 

  • Make sure that your butter is at room temperature before you start making these Tie Dye Sugar Cookies.
  • Do not overmix your cookie dough once you add the flour. Over-mixing can cause your Tie Dye Cookies to be tough.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, spoon the melted white chocolate into a ziplock bag and seal it. Snip off one corner of the bag for piping.
  • I like to use cookie cutters with silicone edging to make cutting out shapes easier.

Storing Tips 

Tye Dye Sugar Cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze the cookies, either baked or unbaked, for up to three months. Just add some parchment paper between each cookie to stop them from freezing together. Defrost thoroughly, then add the chocolate and sprinkles to serve.

What To Serve With Tye Dye Cookies

Tye Dye Cookies are a versatile treat that pairs well with a variety of beverages and desserts. For a classic combination, serve them with a glass of cold milk – the creaminess of the milk perfectly complements the sweet, buttery cookies. If you’re serving these at a party, consider pairing them with a fruity punch or a decadent hot chocolate for a comforting treat. 

Alternatively, they also pair wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a side of fresh fruit for a lighter option. Whether for a casual snack or a festive dessert, there are numerous delicious ways to enjoy your Tye Dye Cookies.

Cookies with black white and red tye dye patterns that shape into Mickey on a wooden board.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of sugar for this recipe?

Yes, you could substitute white sugar with light brown sugar if you prefer. Brown sugar will give the cookies a slightly chewier texture and a subtle molasses flavor.

What can I use as a substitute for eggs in this recipe?

If you have an egg allergy or are vegan, you can substitute each egg with either 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce or a flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed + 2.5 tablespoons of water, let it sit for 5 minutes before using).

Can I use pre-made cookie dough?

While homemade dough is recommended for the best taste and texture, you can use pre-made sugar cookie dough as a time-saving measure. Simply follow the instructions for adding the food coloring and shaping.

Do the cookies need to be refrigerated after baking?

No, the cookies don’t need to be refrigerated after baking. However, they should be stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Can I use other shapes for the cookies?

Absolutely! Feel free to use any cookie-cutter shape you have on hand. This recipe is also perfect for Christmas cookies. Just keep in mind that the baking time may vary slightly depending on the size and thickness of your cookies.

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Mickey Tye Dye Cookies on a wood board.
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Tye Dye Sugar Cookies Recipe (+ How to Decorate)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yields 24 Cookies
If you’re looking for an easy and fun recipe to make with your kids, then look no further than these  Mickey Tye Dye Cookies! They are super delicious, require very few ingredients, and are easy to put together! You’ll want to make these again and again!

Ingredients 

Instructions

How To Make Tye Dye Cookies

  • Put butter and sugar into a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend these for five minutes.
    1 cup white sugar,2 sticks unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Now, add eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix them together.
    2 large eggs,1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Take another bowl and put all the dry ingredients in it. Mix them.
    3 cups flour,1 ½ tsp baking powder,½ tsp Kosher salt
  • Now, combine the butter mix with the dry ingredients. Combine them well.
  • Divide dough into three separate bowls.
  • In one small bowl, add some red food coloring. Blend the color into the dough using your hands.
    Red and black food coloring
  • In the second bowl, add some black drops of food coloring. Use your hands to mix the color into the dough.
  • Lastly, cut three pieces of parchment paper. Each should be about 13 inches by 11 inches.

Layer The Cookie Dough For Mickey Tye Dye Cookies

  • Place parchment paper on the counter.
  • Position the red dough ball on the paper’s center and cover it with another parchment paper.
  • Roll out dough to be 11 in x 9 in and about ¼ inches thick using a rolling pin. Place it on a cookie sheet.
  • Repeat the steps with black and non-colored dough.
  • Chill each dough sheet in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • After chilling, remove the top parchment paper of one dough layer and sprinkle water drops on it.
  • Layer the second dough sheet on top, color does not matter.
  • Add the final dough layer on top.
  • Trim edges to form an even rectangle with a knife.
  • Roll the layered dough lengthwise into a log and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the log for an hour.

Baking The Cookies

  • Take out the dough and heat the oven to 350℉ degrees.
  • Slice the dough into 1/2-inch rounds and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Flatten the dough if needed for the cookie cutter.
  • Cut out Mickey shapes with cutters from the dough rounds.
  • Bake cookies at 350℉ degrees for 10-13 minutes in the middle of oven until light golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on a wire rack after baking.
  • Melt white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag and cut the tip.
    1 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • Outline the top of a cookie with the melted white chocolate.
  • Sprinkle Valentine’s Day nonpareils on the cookies while the chocolate is still wet.
    Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure that your butter is at room temperature before you start making these Tie Dye Sugar Cookies.
  • Do not overmix your cookie dough once you add the flour. Over-mixing can cause your Tie Dye Cookies to be tough.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, simply spoon the melted white chocolate into a ziplock bag and seal it. Snip off one corner of the bag for piping.
  • I like to use cookie cutters with silicone edging to make cutting out shapes easier.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 116kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 23g (8%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 2g (3%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g Trans Fat: 0.004g Cholesterol: 14mg (5%) Sodium: 85mg (4%) Potassium: 22mg (1%) Fiber: 0.4g (2%) Sugar: 11g (12%) Vitamin A: 22IU Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%) Calcium: 19mg (2%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your Tye Dye Sugar Cookies recipe was a delightful find! The step-by-step guide on decorating made the process so much fun and surprisingly simple. The cookies turned out not only visually stunning but also deliciously sweet. It’s great to have such a creative and easy-to-follow recipe in my collection.

  2. 5 stars
    These are super cute! love the tye dye effect and can’t believe how easy it looks. Can’t wait to make these with my kiddo!

  3. 5 stars
    I didn’t think I would be able to make these Mickey tie dye cookies as they look so complicated – but much easier than I thought just by following the instructions. The cookies are delish and the kids loved the look.

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