When it comes to St. Patty’s Day treats, there’s nothing better than rainbow cookies!
These rainbow cookies are so fun to make! Making them is a perfect cooking activity with your children. Your kids and grandkids will have a blast mixing up the colorful dough and rolling the colors together.
Dina Driggs shares how her stacking method makes the rainbow cut outs and shapes is easy. The outcome is a magical rainbow that is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!
- 1 C. Butter
- 3/4 C. Brown Sugar
- 3/4 C. Granulated Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 3 1/4 C. Flour
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- Food Coloring for a rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet
- Mix butter and sugars for four minutes with whip attachment.
- Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture. Then add vanilla.
- Put all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Change out the whip attachment for the paddle attachment.
- Gradually add flour mixture to cookie dough. This dough is stiff. Make sure to add all flour.
- Divide the dough into six equal parts.
- Mix one color into each of the dough balls. Mix well until color is well incorporated.
- Once color is mixed in, wrap the dough in a parchment paper.
- Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°.
- Roll out each color into a long rectangle, 4 – 5 inches wide and 18-24 long.
- Stack each color on top of each other. The color order starting from the bottom is, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red on top.
- Trim the edges and then cut across the rectangle.
- Bend the cookie dough into a rainbow shape and place on a greased cookie sheet for a large cookie. Cut in half for a smaller cookie.
- Use the back of a spatula to push cookie flat.
- Bake for 14 minutes for big cookies and 10 minutes for smaller cookies.