Make Your Own Colored Sugar

It’s that time of year to start thinking about holiday baking! Are you planning a lot of baking this year? The girls and I have quite a bit planned. Good thing they can do a lot of it!

Holiday baking can be expensive. But it can be done frugally if you do some extra work yourself.

Earlier this week, I posted my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe with a frosting that bakes right on the cookie. That makes it perfect for gifts, Some people like sugar on top of the sugar cookies, instead of frosting.

At $1. to $2. for a little bottle of colored sugar, that is definitely not a frugal choice. You can save a lot of money by making your own.

Making Colored Sugar

Place 1/2 cup of sugar in a ziploc bag. Add a few drops of food coloring. Knead to distribute the color throughout the sugar. Dry the sugar on a plate for a few minutes.

How many drops you use depends on how dark you want the sugar to be.

If your doing a lot of baking this holiday season, you can really save quite a bit of money over store bought colored sugar.

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  1. What a great idea! I don't think I've ever thought of that before.

  2. That's a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing! This tip will come in handy when we have our family baking day with my nieces!

  3. Good thinking! I like to color my frosting with jello sometimes because food coloring can get pricey too. I'm a new follower form Spotlight Saturday. I'd love you to stop by Ad Bit sometime if you like! :)
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