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Colored Sugar


Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 24

Add a little sparkle and color to baked goods by sprinkling with home-made colored sugar. Use the original Assorted Food Colors or the Assorted Neon! Food Colors straight from the bottle or mix your own custom colors.


1/2 cup granulated or sanding sugar

McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye


Place sugar in resealable plastic bag. Add 5 drops of food color for pale colors. Add more food color, a drop or two at a time, if more intense color is desired. Seal bag and knead gently until color is evenly distributed.

Spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet and break up any large lumps. Allow to dry thoroughly, about 15 to 20 minutes. Sift or press through sieve to return sugar to its original texture, if needed.

Sprinkle onto cookies or cakes before baking, or sprinkle onto cooled, freshly iced baked cookies or cakes.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 16

Total Carbohydrate 4g