Last Valentine’s Day I made some Swirled Colored Heart Cookies. I loved how they turned out and they really are pretty simple. For St. Patrick’s Day this year I thought I would work on the theme of Rainbows and the pot of gold with these rainbow cookies.. Perhaps you want a treat after going to the movie, Oz the Great and Powerful! Find your favorite ice box cookie recipe–preferably with out brown sugar, I learned the hard way, and you are on your way. You could also use pre- made sugar cookie dough, I just don’t like the flavor of that personally.
The process is a little time consuming but these rainbow cookies will make anyone smile and are perfect for St. Patrick Day parties, rainbow party dessert or just to brighten up a rainy day. I made these in one morning but just be sure you have some time to allow the dough to stiffen up a few times during the process.
How to make Rainbow Cookies:
Make your favorite Ice Box Cookie Dough recipe and allow dough to stiffen up either in the fridge or freezer
- Cut the dough log into 6 (if using 6 colors) pieces going in ascending order.
- Add one food coloring gel to each dough ball, purple being the smallest and put back into the freezer
- Start with the purple dough and make a small dough log
- Take the blue and roll out into a rectangle the length of the purple log
- Wrap the blue dough around the purple log making sure the seam is closed
- Repeat with remaining colors, Refreeze until hard
- Cut off 1/2 inch or so at each end to make perfect swirl log.
- Cut into 1/2 inch circles and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat
- Option cut each circle in half or wait until after baked and cut when still warm
- Bake 8-10 minutes until slightly browned on the bottoms
- Cool and add clouds if you desire.
When did you last see a rainbow?
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