Colored confectioner’s sugar is an easy way to dress up cookies and other baked goods. Making a batch will make you feel like a pastry chef, even if you’re a baking newbie. You can color cookies for a holiday like Easter or St. Patrick’s Day like these Pastel Cookies.
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All you need to make colored confectioner’s sugar is confectioner’s sugar, of course, and freeze-dried fruit and a tool to use to blend them together.
I used a food processor and that’s probably the simplest tool to use.
However, in a pinch if you could probably blend the sugar and freeze-dried fruit in a blender. Just make sure the blender is completely dry.
You could also use a really clean, preferably unused coffee grinder to make really small amounts of colored confectioner’s sugar.
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar if you're in the UK
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup freeze dried fruit
Measure confectioner's sugar and freeze dried fruit.
Add sugar and freeze dried fruit to bowl of food processor.
Pulse for a minute until freeze-dried fruit is pulverized and combned with the powdered sugar.