There's an informal video demo below on easy-to-make two-toned cookies, ice cream sandwiches and mini sandwich cookies made with the Kaleidoscope Butterfly and Heart design molds.
Here's how to do it in stills:
Two-Tone Cookies and Mini Sandwich Cookies
Sugar cookie or shortbread cookie dough works very well. We will have some heart-healthy cookie recipes up soon, too..
Use gel food coloring to color your dough (you can find this in grocery stores or craft stores that sell cake decorating supplies)
Use a popsicle stick or toothpick to add the coloring, mix with a spoon or use rubber gloves and mix with your fingers.
The technique starts the same for making two-toned cookies or mini sandwich cookies. You can use a silicone spatula to fill the hearts or butterflies, but it's way more fun (especially if you're a kid) to pat it in with your fingers. Just take a small bit of cookie dough and pat it in with light taps.
If you're making two-toned cookies, bake the filled hearts or butterflies for 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Roll out the second color of dough to make a 9" disc.
Place into mold over the first color. Try to gently press this layer straight down into the mold, so as not to dislodge the first color dough.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 25-35 minutes (also see video below).
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Divide the two-tone cookies into the eight sections and use two each for ice cream sandwiches, filling with ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet.
Mini Sandwich Cookies
Fill the hearts or butterflies with desired colors of cookie dough. Bake at 300 degrees F for 7-10 minutes. Melt chocolate or tint your favorite icing with the gel food color, then spread the icing between two cookies for adorable mini sandwich cookies!
Here's an informal video of how to make Two-Tone Kaleidoscope Cookies: