St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Rainbow Cookie Recipe

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 icebox cookie recipe–preferably without 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.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Cookie Recipe

The process to make these rainbow sugar cookies 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.

How soon in advance should I make the dough?

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 the dough to stiffen up either in the fridge or freezer

  1. Cut the dough log into 6 (if using 6 colors) pieces going in ascending order.
  2.  Add one food coloring gel to each dough ball, purple being the smallest and put back into the freezer
  3. Start with the purple dough and make a small dough log
  4. Take the blue and roll out into a rectangle the length of the purple log
  5. Wrap the blue dough around the purple log making sure the seam is closed
  6. Repeat with remaining colors, Refreeze until hard

how to make rainbow cookies

 7. Cut off 1/2 inch or so at each end to make perfect swirl log.

8. Cut into 1/2 inch circles and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat

9. Option cut each circle in half or wait until after baked and cut when still warm

10. Bake 8-10 minutes until slightly browned on the bottoms

11. Cool and add icing clouds if you desire.

Hopefully, you will find some gold at the end of your rainbows too!! Be sure to pin this to remember to share the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day.


St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Make any of these St Patrick Day recipes and treats for the family. From cookies to traditional Irish soda bread we have you covered.



When did you last see a rainbow?


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