Earlier this week we made gingerbread cookies with the boys, a project they really get into. Especially the decorating part. Those guys LOVE sprinkles! So much so that we tend to run out whenever we do any sort of cookie decorating project. And it's not like we can stop mid-way to run to the store.
So Rebecca suggested a way to make our own brightly colored sugar sprinkles! And it is so simple! Just put granulated sugar into a plastic bag (one with a zipper closure is preferred) and add a few drops of food coloring. Give the bag a good shake to distribute the color, adding more as you see fit. Then pour the newly colored sugar onto parchment or wax paper and let dry for a little bit (unless you are in a hurry, like we usually are!). Once the sugar is dry, you can pour it into a container!
Hopefully this little tip helps you with any last minute baking. Happy Holidays!