To make ahead: Store sparkling sugar (Steps 1-2) airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month. Store cookies airtight for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
Equipment: Parchment paper
Tip: Freeze-Dried Fruit for Food Coloring
Freeze-dried fruits have all their water removed in a heat-free, vacuum process that also protects colors, keeps flavors fresh and fruity and creates a crumbly texture (unlike the leathery, traditionally dried ones). Ground into powder, they're ideal for coloring.
Where to Buy: Both freeze-dried fruit and pre-ground powders are readily available. Look for them at the supermarket with other dried fruit or online at amazon.com.
To Prepare Them: Grind freeze-dried fruits in a food processor until they become a fine powder. (If you find dried fruits already powdered, there's no need to grind them.)
67 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 9.5g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 4.2g; fat 3g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 6.8mg; vitamin a iu 78.9IU; folate 10.2mcg; calcium 3.5mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 0.9mg; potassium 8.8mg; sodium 20.1mg; added sugar 4g.