Neon Tie-Dye Sugar Cookies

How cool are these?

This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe because it makes really soft, buttery cookies which I prefer over the crisp kind.  It’s a great recipe to have on hand since it requires only a few, basic ingredients that you usually always have in stock.

Now let’s talk neon. wel;ilrjqwjfakljfakkjafj. SO COOL.

My mom sent me this neon food coloring in a care package a few weeks ago (yes, my mom still sends her 23-year-old daughter care packages because she is AWESOME and I refuse to be a real life grown up).  From another blog (Life Exquisite), I was introduced to “tie-dye” cookies so I decided to try it out with the neon for my coworker’s birthday.

Fun, easy and delicious.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Neon food coloring (try to find the liquid kind as opposed to the gel kind)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Divide the dough evenly into 3 separate balls and put each ball into its own bowl.
  6. Using food coloring, make each ball a color (I chose to do blue, green and pink). I mixed with my hands because it was fastest but this WILL stain your hands so if you’re too cool for that make sure you use a spoon or electric mixer.
  7. Place the 3 balls back into the large bowl and VERY GENTLY mix the three colors together…don’t over mix!
  8. Place rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet
  9. Bake for 7 minutes.

Beware: May lead to neon-stained hands 🙂